Alcatel-Lucent's cloud communications platform can help you be the fastest and first to bring a new generation of IP communications to market.
Service providers are serious about deploying VoLTE, WebRTC and Rich Communications Services (RCS) on a large scale. They want to drive data usage and revenue growth by extending a New Conversation Experience — featuring crisp voice, clear video, interactive data sessions and IP messaging — to millions of consumers and enterprises.
But growth demands greater capacity and simpler, faster ways to create, deploy and scale applications. In the search for answers, many are looking to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and the cloud.
Our virtualized IMS (vIMS) is a cloud communications platform that clears your path to cost-effective growth. It unites the best new cloud technologies with high-performance virtualized software. It eases service deployment and scaling by supporting an open NFV environment with automated management, orchestration, infrastructure and networking capabilities. And it brings new applications and markets within reach with API-based innovation.
The new generation of IP communications has arrived. Our cloud communications platform can help you bring new services to market faster and succeed on a massive scale.
Built for new market opportunities. Built for the cloud.
Get to VoLTE Faster
Accelerate your move to VoLTE and rich communications with a highly scalable cloud deployment model that removes the cost and complexity from the network.
Adopt fully virtualized IMS software built for fast-moving, high-performance markets. Take advantage of a cloud-ready platform that operates transparently across a mix of traditional and cloud-based infrastructure.
Innovate Affordably with New Web Services
Make experimentation affordable with a cloud deployment model that extends simplicity to new services and applications. Deploy, upgrade and adjust faster than ever by capitalizing on agile development methods.
Open Up the New Enterprise Market
Reach into lucrative large enterprise and vertical markets with an offer that cuts out the complexity of standalone, premise-based communications. Empower enterprises by providing high-performance converged fixed and mobile communications with built-in business logic.
Capitalize on the flexibility of the cloud deployment model to offer hosted and managed solutions for enterprise — on their premises or yours.
Innovation is flourishing - VoLTE and WebRTC coupled with NFV will yield a fast-emerging breed of applications and revolutionize telecommunications in the process.
Alcatel-Lucent is strongly committed to network functions virtualization and offers Mobile Network Operators solutions across all key elements of the NFV ecosystem.
Leverage the cloud and NFV to become more responsive, innovative and efficient in offering communications applications to your customers.
Use our WebRTC solution to embed real-time communications into apps, websites and browsers. Create new business opportunities and bring a new web experience to your customers.
A Complete Platform for Cloud Communications
The cloud communications platform brings our complete IMS portfolio into the cloud.
This fully virtualized, software-only solution can be deployed on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware.
Open, cloud-enabled and hardware-independent, our cloud communications platform can work with any NFV management or infrastructure platform to bring VoLTE, WebRTC and IP communications into the cloud.
High-performance virtualized software
Our cloud communications platform fuses our rich virtualized IMS portfolio with efficient cloud technologies.
The platform's software-only approach adheres to key industry standards and integrates reliability that has been proven in the world's largest IMS and VoLTE deployments. It uses cloud hardware technologies to boost performance and provide support for high-capacity bearer applications.
With advanced cloud capabilities
Our cloud communications platform adds flexibility and reduces cost by bringing advanced cloud capabilities to virtualized IMS with an open approach to NFV.
The platform simplifies operations and speeds deployment with "recipes" that automate application lifecycle management — from deployment through to scaling and self healing. It helps you to address markets of any size, including enterprise and verticals, by supporting elasticity and scaling in three dimensions.
And a faster transition to the cloud
Evolving communications to the cloud goes beyond delivering virtualized and cloud-enabled IMS functions. The underlying platform for NFV, including management and infrastructure, must also evolve to support the stringent requirements of real time applications, while delivering on the promise of automation and agility.
Combining our cloud communications platform with our CloudBand™ NFV platform — which includes integrated Software Defined Networking (SDN) capabilities from Nuage Networks™ — allows a faster transition to the cloud.
Address every key facet of NFV with open solutions from Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent is working with strategic industry partners and a broader industry NFV ecosystem to accelerate NFV innovation and adoption. We are leading the way with an open NFV approach that will help you get to the cloud faster and capture the full potential of the new communications market.
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Articles and Blogs
- TECHZINE: Cloud-based session border controllers — now!
- TMCNet: CloudBand and Nuage Networks Point the Way for the Direction of the Network
- Alcatel-Lucent continues to build its cloud leadership by launching a new OSS portfolio to unlock the potential of NFV and SDN for service providers
- AT&T expands its User-Defined Network Cloud program by adding Alcatel-Lucent
- Alcatel-Lucent delivers suite of virtualized network functions, ushering in the next phase of mobile ultra-broadband for service providers
- China Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent demonstrate progress of mobile NFV development with voice and video demo via a cloud-based LTE network
Podcasts and Videos
- Video: IMS/NFV Program and SBC Demo
- Podcast: vIMS — A platform for cloud communications — Fran Heeran, GM Alcatel-Lucent Advanced Communications
- Video: Moving Mobile Networks to the Cloud