Aster deploys Alcatel – Lucent’s converged infrastructure for its new facility

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise today announced that Aster DM Healthcare has deployed a converged wired-wireless LAN and Unified Communications solution from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise in its new Aster hospital in Sonapur, UAE. The implementation is in line with Aster DM Healthcare’s strategy to adopt a cloud-based approach and optimize IT spending across its multi-specialty hospitals.

Dr. Sherbaz Bichu, CEO, Aster Hospitals – UAE

“It is important for us to have a solid network foundation to support 24/7 operations across our healthcare facilities. Providing our staff with fast access to patient records, critical healthcare applications and the means to communicate securely and efficiently is one of our primary priorities,” says Dr. Sherbaz Bichu, CEO, Aster Hospitals – UAE. “We are already familiar with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise solutions and services, since we use them in other facilities across the UAE, and we appreciate the level of engagement and exceptional post-deployment support we receive. Our new special 55-bed COVID-19 treatment facility was made operational in record time, which is impressive.”

At the heart of this converged network infrastructure is the Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista 2500 Network Management System (NMS), which is tailored to provide Aster’s IT team with a single-pane-of-glass management platform. It also delivers the ability to monitor network traffic and critical functions and manage the end-to-end network from a web-based user interface.

With Wi-Fi as a key component of the deployment, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise provided a controller-less Wi-Fi architecture enabling better performance, high availability and scalability across the Aster hospital, while reducing complexity and lowering total cost of ownership (TCO). The high-speed Wi-Fi supports finely tuned quality of service (QoS) parameters to differentiate and provide appropriate QoS for each application, thus allowing Aster to prioritize bandwidth to critical areas of the hospital, such as operating rooms and ICUs. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise also provides 24/7 maintenance support and a lifetime hardware warranty, thus minimizing the TCO.

In addition to this project, Aster and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise are collaborating on a pilot program testing Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Rainbow, the company’s UCaaS platform, at Aster UAE facilities. The platform is already delivering impressive benefits by connecting Aster’s facilities with remotely-based doctors who consult on critical cases in the ICUs and operating rooms. Rainbow connects various departments to provide a single platform for unified communications.