5/30/2019

Opens Opportunity for Partners Selling Enterprise Networking & Communications Equipment

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

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise today announced they will maintain prices on enterprise products and services for all orders placed before July 1, 2019 despite the recent tariff increases. This decision comes as a result of the cost implications 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 maintain prices for a time and minimize disruption to customer’s budgets and projects due to unforeseen circumstances,” said Stephan Robineau, President, ALE USA Inc.

For now, ALE is stating there is no immediate price increase foreseen before July 1, 2019. This includes any agreements or contracts in place, like E-Rate, which will be protected from the tariff increase under ALE pricing policy. The Company continues to monitor the fluid international trade situation and is committed to being as transparent as possible with valued business partners.

“At ALE we have built our business over the past 100 years on supporting our customers through times of change,” said Mike Mullarkey, EVP North American Sales, ALE. “Where other vendors have chosen to pass along costs to customers and partners, we’ve chosen to work with them to adapt to economic shifts and assure their business’ best interest.”

For more information about network products and services from ALE, visit https://www.al-enterprise.com/en/products/network or https://www.al-enterprise.com/en/products/communications or contact the Company at contactus@al-enterprise.com.

ALE Contact
Jen Holtvluwer
jen.holtvluwer@al-enterprise.com

Media Contact
Jen Cadmus for ALE
jen@thedialoglab.com

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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.
For more information: www.al-enterprise.com.
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