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, VoWiFi and contextual communications. They want to earn revenues by offering new services to millions of consumers, and open new markets such as wholesale, large enterprise, and connected objects such as wearables, digital homes and cars.
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 Rapport™ cloud communications platform clears your path to cost-effective growth. It unites the best new cloud technologies with high-performance software that is truly architected for the cloud. 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 communications has arrived. Our Rapport 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
Deploy IMS software that is architected for true cloud, 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
Bring contextual communications to any app, web page, or connected object with our easy-to-use Rapport APIs.
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 large enterprise — on their premises or yours.
Learn how VNFs are designed for the cloud and why it is more valuable than plain virtualization.
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A Complete Platform for Cloud Communications
The Rapport 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.
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
- Alcatel-Lucent takes a contextual route with Rapport
- China Mobile partners with Alcatel-Lucent on NFV-based VoLTE cloud platform
- AT&T expands its User-Defined Network Cloud program by adding Alcatel-Lucent
- Telefonica shows fully virtualized network live in MWC-2015
- Alcatel-Lucent to provide KPN with Rapport™ communications software for mobile and fixed networks for any device
- Alcatel-Lucent launches Rapport
- Alcatel-Lucent’s Rapport™ communications software to enable China Mobile to launch VoLTE services
- Alcatel-Lucent and Telefonica explore implementation of NFV to accelerate the transformation of networks
- 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
Podcasts and Videos
- Video: Moving Mobile Networks to the Cloud
- Video: Rapport™ - the next wave of communications
- Podcast: Rapport™ - the next wave of communications
- Video: Lean NFV Operations
- Rapport for Service Providers
- Rapport for Large Enterprises
- Motive Dynamic Operations
- Nuage Networks™