NextiraOne Excels in Alcatel-Lucent Partner Awards

NextiraOne, European communications services, has excelled in Alcatel-Lucent’s awards held in Dublin in February. NextiraOne received special recognition in five areas. For NextiraOne UK & Ireland special recognition was given with the top accolade of UK & Ireland Partner of the Year. With other recognitions for NextiraOne UK including 2011 Growth Partner of the year for Communication Business and as Partner of the Year in the Customer Value category. NextiraOne Ireland was also honoured with the nomination of Growth Partner of the Year for Network Business and Communication Partner of the year was awarded to NextiraOne France.

This success reflects the dramatic growth in business between NextiraOne and Alcatel-Lucent, especially in Unified Communications applications and services. NextiraOne UK has grown its overall business with Alcatel-Lucent by nearly one third in the year and NextiraOne Ireland won its network business award on the basis of an over 149% increase in this sector.

“NextiraOne and Alcatel-Lucent have a special partnership and alliance which has both a global and European focus and also works at a local and regional level. For NextiraOne UK to grow year on year by 31% through Unified Communications applications and services – even under such harsh economic conditions – is a testament to the breadth of the Alcatel-Lucent portfolio and the NextiraOne services wrap and the company’s exceptional deployment capabilities,” said Chris Donovan, Head of Channel Management, Enterprise UKI Region. “In 2012, the focus on multi-media, multi-device, multi-party collaboration and Video will be key to continued growth and we look forward to our ongoing partnership with NextiraOne in delivering these solutions to our customers.”

NextiraOne is Alcatel-Lucent’s largest European business partner and the only certified Global Partner with more than 2,000 certifications in Europe. The company holds Group-Wide Technology Specialisation Accreditation in a wide range of technologies, including Network Infrastructure, Unified Communications and Contact Centres.

Steven Skakel, Managing Director UK & Ireland at NextiraOne, said: “To receive an award is always pleasing and we are especially proud when such recognition comes from such a key partner. However, winning three separate awards and the coveted Partner of the Year as the highest accolade in our region is exceptional. It reflects the close relationship we have with Alcatel-Lucent and also the growing success of this partnership.”