7/1/2019

Company remains committed to best interest of customers and partners amid U.S. and China trade war

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise today announced they will absorb most of the additional tariffs imposed on a handful of its enterprise products and services.  The new pricing will go into effect August 1, 2019.  However, all quotes validated with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise before July 31, 2019 with a respective order placed before August 31, 2019 will receive current pricing.  This is the result of the cost consequences brought on by the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China and the Company’s interest in providing business partners and customers the best options for their digital transformation.

“The broader impact of economic factors like tariffs on U.S. imports, shifts in the market or new technologies present challenges not only to us but to our partners. With the announcement of the latest tariff increase, we have chosen to absorb much of the required increases to minimize disruption to customer’s budgets and projects due to unforeseen circumstances,” said Stephan Robineau, President, ALE USA Inc.

“At Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, we have built our business for the past 100 years by supporting our customers through times of change,” said Mike Mullarkey, EVP North American Sales, ALE. “While other vendors have chosen to pass along costs to customers and partners, we’ve chosen to work with our customers and partners to adapt to economic shifts and assure their business’ best interests.”

ALE Contact
Jen Holtvluwer
+1 303 947-9546

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About Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise delivers the customised technology experiences enterprises need to make everything connect.

ALE provides digital-age networking, communications and cloud solutions tailored to ensure customers’ success, with flexible business models in the cloud, on premises, and hybrid. All solutions have built-in security and limited environmental impact.

Over 100 years of innovation have made Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise a trusted advisor to more than 830,000 customers in 100 countries around the world.

The privately-owned company with headquarters in France has over 2900 direct business partners worldwide, achieving an effective global reach with a local focus.
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