The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2007-06-04T17:00:00Z Alcatel-Lucent signs contracts with Nextgen Networks to provide equipment and services for its national broadband network in Australia 2007-06-04T17:00:00Z alcatel-lucent-signs-contracts-with-nextgen-networks-to-provide-equipment-and-services-for-its-national-broadband-network-in-australia Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has signed contracts with a value of approx 25 million Euros with Nextgen Networks, a specialist provider of high-quality data services in Australia, to supply WDM, SDH and Ethernet/MPLS equipment and provide Network Operation Center services for its optical network. Nextgen Networks will be able to offer optical access to new areas and to offer new services to Australian businesses, all with improved efficiency and cost-effectiveness. To support Nextgen Networks’ plans, Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its optical networking solution, including a suite of network operations services. Alcatel-Lucent will also provide network management for the optical domain from its Global Network Operations Center (GNOC) in Sydney, , providing round-the-clock support and service provisioning for best-in-class network operations with dramatic savings in operational expenditures. “This new multi-year contract with Nextgen Networks is a vote of confident in Alcatel-Lucent’s strong delivery, deployment and network operations capabilities,” said John Meyer, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Services activities. Nextgen Networks owns and operates ’s third longest optical fiber network, which spans some 8,500 km linking major and regional cities, as well as a national data network. With Alcatel-Lucent’s optical solution, Nextgen Network will offer its customers the benefits of innovative Ethernet-based applications for voice, video and data services. All these services will leverage the optical and Ethernet/MPLS-based infrastructures previously deployed by Alcatel-Lucent, thus minimizing total cost of network ownership. “This upgrade and extension project provides a strong foundation for our growth in the Australian market as next-generation multimedia service delivery is creating a demand for greater and greater capacity on our transport network,” stated Peter Harrison, General Manager of Nextgen Networks. “The Alcatel-Lucent solution will further enhance the flexibility and reliability to efficiently address this demand, while speeding return on investment.” Alcatel-Lucent’s optical solution will be based on synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technologies. Alcatel-Lucent will supply its Metropolis® AMS, AMU and ADM MultiService Mux-Universal SDH multiplexers, and its LambdaUnite optical multi-service switch, enabling reliable traffic switching from 10 Gbit/s to 2 Mbit/s. To transport the traffic over long-distance, Alcatel-Lucent will continue to deploy its WaveStar OLS 800G and Metropolis® Wavelength Services Manager (WSM) WDM systems. These new contracts follow the launch by Nextgen Networks, in June 2006, of ’s first national Ethernet VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) network based on the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router. This VPLS network offers Australian businesses the benefits of advanced virtual private network (VPN) technology, enabling them to operate quality-controlled voice, video and data services. About Nextgen Networks Nextgen Networks is an Australian carrier that is a specialist provider of high quality data services for other carriers, service providers and corporate and government customers. Nextgen owns and operates 's third largest long haul fiber network and a national VPLS data-switching network. Nextgen products include custom fiber network builds, high capacity national data transmission services, carrier grade co-location facilities and national Layer 2 VPN services. For more information, visit: http://www.nextgennetworks.com.au About Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in , with executive offices located in Paris . [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts Régine Coqueran Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 49 24 regine.coqueran@alcatel-lucent.com Mark Burnworth Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 50 84 mark.burnworth@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations Pascal Bantegnie Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 52 20 pascal.bantegnie@alcatel-lucent.com Maria Alcon Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 15 17 maria.alcon@alcatel-lucent.com John DeBono Tel: + 1908-582-7793 debono@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent AmericasCupAnywhere new media services expand coverage of the final round of sailing competition via 30 customer agreements 2007-05-31T17:00:00Z alcatel-lucent-americascupanywhere-new-media-services-expand-coverage-of-the-final-round-of-sailing-competition-via-30-customer-agreements Official New Media Provider of the 32nd ’s Cup, Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that 30 customers are now offering AmericasCupAnywhere new media services. As a result of these agreements, which augment Alcatel-Lucent’s direct subscription service, sailing fans in more than 150 countries can experience the final round of competition whenever and wherever they want via Internet and mobile devices. Coinciding with the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup finals today in , , the deals illustrate the power of new media services to extend and enhance traditional sources of sports coverage for a diverse range of companies and organizations including mobile and fixed operators, broadcasters, media companies, sponsors and teams, and sports federations. Highlighting demand for new media coverage of the event, to date more than 250,000 unique users have logged into AmericasCupAnywhere Internet TV to follow this year's competition. Meeting high demand for sailing coverage in , host country of the 32nd ’s Cup, Vodafone and Alcatel-Lucent today announced an agreement to deliver the award-winning ’s Cup Live Sailing service developed by Alcatel-Lucent in Vodafone’s mobile portal. With Alcatel-Lucent’s Live Sailing, Vodafone’s customers in can now experience the sailing action with live animations of the 32nd ’s Cup races, and a fully interactive viewing of every race. Vodafone Live! customers will also benefit from daily news videos, pictures and textual information from the 32nd 's Cup. The service is available now and can be accessed via the Vodafone Live! menu. US-based broadcaster VERSUS, a wholly owned company of Comcast Corporation, has selected Alcatel-Lucent new media services to complement its existing television coverage of the 32nd America’s Cup, through a turnkey Alcatel-Lucent Internet TV service that provides US sailing fans with on-demand video coverage of the 32nd America's Cup including a combination of Versus, Alcatel-Lucent and 32nd America's Cup host broadcaster produced content. VERSUS.com also offers a range of complementary non-video content from Alcatel-Lucent, including 3-D real-time animation of every race via Alcatel-Lucent's Live Sailing product. Underlying the increasing importance of new media services for both established media brands and telecoms operators, Alcatel-Lucent's AmericasCupAnywhere new media deals also include the innovative Desktop TV service in New Zealand that consolidates television, print and radio coverage of the 32nd America's Cup into a downloadable Internet client; and video coverage of the 32nd America's Cup for The Telegraph in the UK. “The size, scope and diversity of the AmericasCupAnywhere new media deals we are announcing today demonstrates how quickly the telecoms and media worlds are evolving and converging,” said Marc Rouanne, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s convergence activities. “The wide variety of businesses, operators and organizations who see new media services as a relevant opportunity to expand and enhance their own services really speaks to the power of communications and service convergence to transform the end-user experience, from whatever the start line or for whoever the audience may be.” Alcatel-Lucent’s enhanced portfolio of AmericasCupAnywhere new media services provide video and 3D animation and gaming coverage of the 32nd America's Cup for sailing enthusiasts from more than 150 countries during the 2007 regattas. With more than 900 convergence customers around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading supplier of next generation network technologies and applications that enable the delivery of personalized, blended multimedia services across different networks (mobile, fixed, and enterprise) and devices. The company is committed to creating added value for their customers as they transform their networks, to deliver innovative voice and multimedia communication solutions that are as easy to use as a television or mobile phone. About Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in , with executive offices located in Paris . [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com About Alcatel-Lucent AmericasCupAnywhere: Alcatel-Lucent is an Official Partner and the Official New Media Provider of the 32nd ’s Cup, ensuring that the world’s leading sailing competition is at the forefront of communication and media innovation. Alcatel-Lucent's AmericasCupAnywhere new media services enable sailing fans around the world to enjoy 32nd 's Cup sailing action like never before, whenever and wherever they want, on their computers and mobile devices. AmericasCupAnywhere new media services are available at www.americascupanywhere.com. Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts Régine Coqueran Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 49 24 regine.coqueran@alcatel-lucent.com Mark Burnworth Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 50 84 mark.burnworth@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations Pascal Bantegnie Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 52 20 pascal.bantegnie@alcatel-lucent.com Maria Alcon Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 15 17 maria.alcon@alcatel-lucent.com John DeBono Tel: + 1908-582-7793 debono@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent joins with Caf 2007-05-29T17:00:00Z alcatel-lucent-joins-with-caf-malongo-the-university-of-nice-and-comcel-to-offer-broadband-internet-access-to-the-isolated-rural-areas-of-cap-rouge-in-haiti Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announces that it has signed a two-year cooperation agreement with Cafés Malongo, the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and Haiti's mobile telephone operator ComCEL to offer broadband Internet access to the isolated rural areas of Cap Rouge in Haiti. This pilot project called "Traçabilité du Café" (Coffee Traceability) will give 's coffee cooperatives Internet access from their plantations by applying WiMAX and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technologies. By having such access to the latest information technologies, they will be able to monitor the traceability of their fair trade labeled production and sell their coffee on optimum terms by reducing the number of intermediaries. Training in information technology for the staff and members of ’s cooperatives is also being planned. This project again demonstrates Alcatel-Lucent's commitment to narrowing the digital divide and combining economic development with social responsibility. The project's main goals are to: - help 's farming communities so that they can manage coffee production to meet demand and improve production techniques through appropriate remote learning in order to ensure that the cooperatives are more profitable, - help to develop expertise in two advanced technologies (universal WiMAX for broadband Internet and RFID labels for traceability) to support the development of agricultural telecenters in , - pioneer a range of innovative services in agricultural telecenters to serve education, health, e-government and ecotourism. The four partners have mutually supportive roles to ensure that this unprecedented cooperative venture in succeeds: - Alcatel-Lucent has undertaken to supply the telecommunication equipment free of charge (a WiMAX station and the associated terminals), and will help to set up and run the project, - Cafés Malongo, operating in , is providing the financing and designing the software for the coffee traceability system, while maintaining its medium-term presence in the country in order to help finalize the Project's applications, - the University of Nice, which has had a presence in Haiti since 1998 when it created the MBDS (Interactive Multimedia, Database and Systems Integration) masters qualification and has initiated the project, is committed to providing project management, developing the necessary software applications and finding local partners to ensure that Haiti's agricultural cooperatives and an NGO get involved in the project, - ComCEL has undertaken to bear all the connection costs for two years for the three planned sites, from the time when the connection is first set up, and to operate the WiMAX station supplied by Alcatel-Lucent. Thierry Albrand, director of Alcatel-Lucent's " Digital Bridge " initiative says: "We are particularly happy, through our partnership with Cafés Malongo, the University of Nice and ComCEL, to play an active part in this project in . This action fits perfectly into Alcatel-Lucent's commitment to narrow the digital divide in regions that receive little or no service, since it will provide broadband Internet access to the isolated rural areas of Cap Rouge in , thereby promoting the economic and social development of the communities involved". About the partners: Cafés Malongo, which has been operating in for more than six years, is working closely with 40 cooperatives accounting for more than 10,000 farmers. Its aim is to set up training in the cooperatives and in schools, via WiMAX, so that small producers can gain access to training, information and communication. The University of Nice Sofia Antipolis and the University of the State of Port au Prince have created a Masters qualification in new technologies, "Multimedia, Database and Systems". As a result, two Haitian students and a French student have produced the traceability software that forms the basis of the project. For more information, visit www.mbds-fr.org ComCEL, 's largest mobile telephone network, dubbed the "People's Company", wants to help improve the quality of life of 's people and will manage and maintain the WiMAX networks. About Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in , with executive offices located in Paris . [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com Contacts Presse Alcatel-Lucent Régine Coqueran Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 49 24 regine.coqueran@alcatel-lucent.com Stéphane Lapeyrade Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 12 74 stephane.lapeyrade@alcatel-lucent.com Relations Investisseurs Alcatel-Lucent Pascal Bantegnie Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 52 20 pascal.bantegnie@alcatel-lucent.com Maria Alcon Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 15 17 maria.alcon@alcatel-lucent.com John DeBono Tel: + 1908-582-7793 debono@alcatel-lucent.com ANTEL selects Alcatel-Lucent to deploy first commercial 2007-05-27T17:00:00Z antel-selects-alcatel-lucent-to-deploy-first-commercial Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced a contract with ANTEL, the leading provider of telecommunications services in Uruguay, to supply and install a wireless network based on UMTS/HSPA (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service/High Speed Packet Access) technology to provide innovative 3G services. This advanced mobile network project will enable ANCEL, the mobile phone division of ANTEL, to expand capacity while offering sophisticated next-generation services, including advanced multimedia, mobile broadband and converged services such as video call and streaming, Mobile TV and high-speed mobile Internet access on 3G mobile handsets. ANCEL also will introduce high-speed Internet and mobile data services to business and residential subscribers through USB modems and data cards. “With Alcatel-Lucent’s UMTS/HSPA network that ANCEL will deploy, we will be the first operator in Uruguay to offer broadband access to advanced mobile data services at a very high throughput,” said Marcelo Erlich, division manager from ANCEL. “Our mission is to provide to Uruguayan the best communication and we have an expert team working to obtain the best service and quality. Creativity is a key factor to maintain our leadership and now our customers will have the possibility to access to a multimedia device with almost the same capacities offered by a PC. This will be a qualitative change for people and modern society.” “This agreement further proves ANTEL’s confidence in our leading-edge technology and our teams. Our long-standing collaboration in broadband access, optical and traditional telephony is now extended to mobile broadband,” said Olivier Picard, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Europe and South activities. “This first commercial introduction of 3G UMTS in this region reinforces Alcatel-Lucent’s worldwide leadership in mobile broadband and its strong footprint in the Latin American market.” Picard noted that this contract signals another endorsement of our UMTS portfolio strategy through the acquisition of Nortel’s 3G UMTS access business and demonstrates Alcatel-Lucent’s commitment to help service providers in high-growth economies transform their services, network and business to profitably increase voice and data penetration, and enable mass-market broadband. As part of the agreement Alcatel-Lucent will provide an end-to-end turnkey UMTS/HSPA solution, including MPLS core, network deployment, and network and applications integration and services. Alcatel-Lucent has previously supplied ANTEL with TDM, ATM and MPLS networking solutions, as well as ADSL broadband access and SDH optical advanced platforms. As a global leader in the development and deployment of third-generation (3G) networks, Alcatel-Lucent has deployed commercial 3G (UMTS/HSPA and CDMA2000) systems for more than 70 operators worldwide. About ANTEL ANTEL is the leading company in telecommunications in and offers all services related telephony at local level including fixed telephony, public telephony, data transmission and consulting services. Mobile telephony services are provided through ANCEL, offering voice and data with high quality. The modern technology and permanent commercial innovation allow ANCEL to be the leader mobile company in the market with more than 1 million of users. About Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in , with executive offices located in Paris . [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts Régine Coqueran Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 49 24 regine.coqueran@alcatel-lucent.com Mary Ward Tel.: +1 908 582 7658 mary.ward@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations Pascal Bantegnie Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 52 20 pascal.bantegnie@alcatel-lucent.com Maria Alcon Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 15 17 maria.alcon@alcatel-lucent.com John DeBono Tel: + 1908-582-7793 debono@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent unveils unique service risk management tool that assesses network vulnerability and provides prioritized recommendations 2007-05-23T17:00:00Z alcatel-lucent-unveils-unique-service-risk-management-tool-that-assesses-network-vulnerability-and-provides-prioritized-recommendations Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has unveiled the Alcatel-Lucent Service Risk Management (SRM) product, a unique technology geared to support the security needs of carriers, managed security service providers and medium-to-large enterprises. It significantly reduces the time and operational costs associated with identifying security vulnerabilities, enabling companies to more quickly deploy remediation activities. Alcatel-Lucent’s security management system leverages information inherent in the operating support systems and IT systems of service providers and enterprises to instantly assess the potential impact of threats identified by the Alcatel-Lucent Threat Management Centre to network security. The centre offers threat management services that provide vulnerability detection, security monitoring and incident response capabilities, which leverage Alcatel-Lucent’s experience as the co-founder and operator of the Computer Emergency Response Team – Industry, Services and Tertiary (CERT-IST). The SRM is being showcased in live demonstrations at TeleManagement World in Nice May 20-24. This comprehensive scalable security solution was developed in response to the broad deployment of feature-rich services by carrier and large enterprises and their need for an expanded level of network vulnerability assessments. The solution is an intelligent risk analysis engine that maps the known infrastructure (Information Technology and Network Technology) assets to a vulnerability database. The vulnerability database is maintained through regular updates from the Alcatel-Lucent Threat Management Centre. Using information available in the OSS , Network Management Systems (NMS) and IT Management Systems, the SRM creates a service level view of the assets and network topology based on real business needs of the organization. As vulnerabilities and security exposure are identified in the network, the potential impact is ranked and prioritized according to those business needs. Using this tool, security staff can rapidly pinpoint the key set of vulnerabilities and setup a plan for remediation efforts. Other systems and applications available for vulnerability assessment and management today tend to rely on scanning techniques to identify the potential security vulnerabilities. While an effective scanning approach is critical to a comprehensive security solution, it is not a solution that can be used network wide on a daily basis. With more than 20 vulnerability advisories being published on a daily basis, to be effective vulnerability assessment and management need to move beyond periodic scanning techniques and make use of effective inventory and configuration data that can be referenced immediately. The SRM is the first solution to address the needs of the carrier and enterprise in this way. “As carriers and service providers expand their product portfolio to offer feature-rich triple-play services, the systems and applications they run will be increasingly exposed to security vulnerabilities. Customers will have access to high-definition content through legitimate services,” said Doug Wiemer, Director of the SRM project within Alcatel-Lucent Ventures. “Hackers, on-the-other-hand, must be prevented from leveraging the potential for exposure of these systems to abuse. The SRM was developed to help optimize the efforts of vulnerability management, reduce the risk of security exposure and reduce the operational costs associated to securing the infrastructure.” The concept of SRM was initially conceived as a collaborative research project between Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and the Alcatel-Lucent Research and Innovation center in . The research project was incubated by Alcatel-Lucent Ventures - an initiative to commercialize unique innovations out of Alcatel-Lucent’s research community. The SRM product is expected to be generally available in the third quarter of 2007. "The SRM is based on risk and vulnerability management research that was conducted in collaboration with Defence Research and Development Canada, under the Defence Industrial Research Program. The successful research phase resulted in methods to link security exposure to mission or service delivery risk management," said Dr. Julie Lefebvre, head of the Network Information Operations section at DRDC. "The ability to have near-real-time understanding of security vulnerability exposure, rather than waiting for the next periodic scan, was also very interesting for defence research." Interoperable with Third-Party Solutions The SRM is interoperable with third party OSS , NMS and IT Management systems for asset and inventory management. An open application programming interface (API) has been developed to facilitate rapid integration and deployment in any network and IT environment where OSS , NMS, inventory systems or configuration management systems are used. About Defence Research and Development DRDC is an agency of the Canadian Department of National Defence responding to the scientific and technological needs of the Canadian Forces. Its mission is to ensure that the CF remains scientifically and operationally relevant. The agency is made up of seven research centres located across with a corporate office in Ottawa . DRDC has an annual budget of $300 million and employs 1500 people. With a broad scientific program, DRDC actively collaborates with industry, international allies, academia, other government departments and the national security community. For more information visit DRDC on the Internet: http://www.drdc-rddc.gc.ca About Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in , with executive offices located in Paris . [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts Régine Coqueran Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 49 24 regine.coqueran@alcatel-lucent.com Stéphane Lapeyrade Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 12 74 stephane.lapeyrade@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations Pascal Bantegnie Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 52 20 pascal.bantegnie@alcatel-lucent.com Maria Alcon Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 15 17 maria.alcon@alcatel-lucent.com John DeBono Tel: + 1908-582-7793 debono@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent strengthens #2 position in Synergy's Services Edge Router category and Ovum-RHK's IP/MPLS Edge category 2007-05-22T17:00:00Z alcatel-lucent-strengthens-2-position-in-synergy-s-services-edge-router-category-and-ovum-rhk-s-ip-mpls-edge-category Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that, according to data from two world-leading research firms, it has solidified its #2 position in IP/MPLS during the first quarter of 2007. According to data from Synergy Research Group, Alcatel-Lucent significantly increased its Services Edge Router market share - growing more than three percentage points quarter-over-quarter to secure 22.2 percent of this category in Q1 2007. In addition, according to Ovum-RHK, Alcatel-Lucent garnered 20 percent of the IP/MPLS Edge segment during 1Q 2007 - up a percentage point over 4Q'06 and four percentage points ahead of its nearest rival. “Service Providers are looking to convergence to improve the economics of their network. Solutions that deliver multiple services on a single platform have the capability to improve throughput as well as to enhance the customer experience,” said Dr Ray Mota, Chief Strategist at Synergy Research Group. “The Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS platforms have gained worldwide traction in the Services Edge Routing space, experiencing record growth due to their broad adoption for multiservice and Ethernet service edge applications. In 1Q’07 alone, Alcatel-Lucent increased its SER market share by 3.5 percentage points sequentially.” “In 1Q’07 Alcatel-Lucent reached its highest market share level ever with 20 percent of the IP/MPLS edge segment and 20 percent of the Ethernet Transport and Services segment,” said Mark Seery, Vice-President of Switching and Routing at Ovum-RHK. “Alcatel-Lucent continues to be a company to watch as Cisco and Juniper work through product transitions.” “The first quarter of 2007 represented our ninth consecutive quarter of revenue growth and we are very pleased with the continuing broad adoption of our IP portfolio on a global basis,” said Basil Alwan, President of the Alcatel-Lucent IP business. “This continued success has resulted in more than 170 customers in over 65 countries now using it to deliver services to their customers. It is a clear endorsement of our solution by wireless, fixed and cable operators who are embarking on network transformation projects in triple play, L2/L3 business services, and mobile carrier backhaul and core network transformation for 3G/4G services.” Over 170 service providers in more than 65 countries around the world have selected the Alcatel-Lucent IP portfolio as key elements of their IP transformation, including massive, multi-year projects at AT&T, BT and Telstra. Alcatel-Lucent has recently announced new service provider IP transformation deployments at Cable & Wireless, Mobile , CTM-Macau, Hawaiian Telcom, Indosat, Kordia, Mostelecom, Mobitel, Netia, SaskTel, Shanghai Telecom, Telefónica Latin America, Telecom Malagasy, Vodafone and Wind Telecommunications. Find out more about Alcatel-Lucent’s IP portfolio: www.alcatel-lucent.com/ipnews About Synergy Research Group Synergy Research Group is a highly respected source for networking and telecom market research by Wall Street firms, leading equipment vendors, and government institutions. Synergy can be found at www.srgresearch.com. About Ovum-RHK Ovum-RHK provides market research advisory services to telecoms equipment and component vendors and service providers alike. Ovum-RHK is part of Ovum Ltd, advising on the commercial impact of technology and market changes in telecoms, with offices in London, Paris, Cologne, Boston, Melbourne, Seoul and San José . About Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in , with executive offices located in Paris . [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts Régine Coqueran Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 49 24 regine.coqueran@alcatel-lucent.com Mark Burnworth Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 50 84 mark.burnworth@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations Pascal Bantegnie Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 52 20 pascal.bantegnie@alcatel-lucent.com Maria Alcon Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 15 17 maria.alcon@alcatel-lucent.com John DeBono Tel: + 1908-582-7793 debono@alcatel-lucent.com Transpower selects Alcatel-Lucent to transform communications network for New Zealand 2007-05-22T17:00:00Z transpower-selects-alcatel-lucent-to-transform-communications-network-for-new-zealand-s-national-electricity-grid Alcatel-Lucent (Paris: Euronext and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has been selected by Transpower New Zealand to deliver, operate and maintain a new IP-based private communications network connecting 192 sites across New Zealand. Alcatel-Lucent will also manage the transition of Transpower’s legacy communications systems to the new network. Transpower owns and operates ’s high-voltage electricity transmission network – the National Grid – linking electricity generators to distribution companies and major industrial users. Alcatel-Lucent's network transformation solution will enable Transpower to migrate all of its critical communications systems to a single, reliable, future-proof IP/MPLS system SDH over a fibre and microwave radio network, delivering ongoing operational efficiencies. As part of the proposed five-year contract, Alcatel-Lucent will be responsible for Transpower’s overall life cycle management including project management, network design and integration, procurement, deployment, operations, and maintenance of the multivendor network. “This communications network transformation is part of Transpower’s continuing program of investment in ’s National Grid – investments that will ensure the increasing demand for electricity is met now and into the future,” said Transpower Chief Executive Dr Ralph Craven. “The challenge we faced in upgrading our communications network was how to bring together multiple legacy and future technologies onto a single platform that can be easily managed. Alcatel-Lucent has helped us meet that challenge with a highly reliable and achievable communications solution that will deliver operational savings and efficiencies into the future. Michael Fabian, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Enterprise and Government Services activities added, "We understand the mission-critical communications requirements of the power industry. The network has to be robust, reliable, and secure. Our carrier-grade IP Transformation solution, along with our extensive multivendor experience and strong local presence in , will assure Transpower and their customers that they have a trusted partner to support this vital national infrastructure.” The transformed IP-based communications network will feature key components of Alcatel-Lucent's mission-critical utility solutions portfolio, including Voice over IP, Wireless LAN, digital microwave, and LAN switching. It will give Transpower access to advanced capabilities for voice, video and data applications, as well as providing scalable network architecture based on Alcatel-Lucent’s service routing and optical networking portfolios including the 7710 SR, 5620 Service Aware manager and Optical Multi-Service Node systems, to accommodate future applications. About Alcatel-Lucent-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile, and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology, and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in , with executive offices located in Paris . [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.Alcatel-Lucent-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent-Lucent Press Contacts Régine Coqueran Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 49 24 regine.coqueran@Alcatel-Lucent-lucent.com Mark Burnworth Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 50 84 mark.burnworth@Alcatel-Lucent-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent-Lucent Investor Relations Pascal Bantegnie Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 52 20 pascal.bantegnie@Alcatel-Lucent-lucent.com Maria Alcon Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 15 17 maria.alcon@Alcatel-Lucent-lucent.com John DeBono Tel: + 1908-582-7793 debono@Alcatel-Lucent-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent reports first quarter 2007 results 2007-05-10T17:00:00Z alcatel-lucent-reports-first-quarter-2007-results · Revenues down 8% year over year at constant Euro/USD exchange rate at Euro 3,882 million, while wireline and enterprise businesses grew · Adjusted diluted EPS (Group share) at Euro 0.09 · Strong momentum in order flow across all businesses · Integration plans on track; company confirms at least Euro 600 million pre-tax cost savings target for 2007 Alcatel-Lucent’s Board of Directors (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) reviewed and approved reported results for the first quarter 2007. EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY Patricia Russo, CEO commented: “Having completed the largest merger in our industry, we are encouraged by the progress we are making with our overall integration plans. Since December 1, 2006, we have finalized the product and technology roadmaps for the combined company and are communicating these decisions to our customers, helping reduce any uncertainty regarding product plans. Additionally, during the first quarter we took costs out of the business in areas such as procurement, information systems and R&D, and have achieved a net headcount reduction of approximately 1,900 positions, before the impact of recently announced managed services contract wins. Based on this progress, we are on track to achieve our planned pre-tax savings of at least Euro 600 million this year, in line with our target of Euro 1.7 billion pre-tax savings within 3 years. We will strategically reinvest part of these savings in markets and technologies which we believe will enhance our position going forward. As previously indicated, during the first quarter we saw good momentum building in our order flow resulting in an improving order backlog with a book-to-bill at 1.3x. However, as anticipated, our first quarter 2007 revenues declined as a result of lower volumes in wireless and core networks at a time when we continued to make considerable investments in the next generation of these technologies. In addition, these results are being compared to a strong first quarter 2006, particularly in our wireline business in North America . While operating income was affected by low volumes, and geographic and revenue mix, over half of our first quarter adjusted operating loss was primarily due to significant items related to continued product rationalization and platform convergence, negatively impacting the gross margin. Based on the strong order flow we are seeing across all businesses, we anticipate solid sequential growth as the year progresses, with our second quarter 2007 revenue expected to grow approximately 10% from the first quarter 2007 at a constant Euro/USD exchange rate. Looking forward to the full year 2007, we expect revenues to increase on a percentage basis at the carrier market growth rate of mid single digits at a constant Euro/USD exchange rate. “ REPORTED RESULTS In accordance with regulatory reporting requirements, the first quarter 2007 reported results include the non-cash impacts from purchase price allocation entries following the merger with Lucent Technologies. The Space business which had not been divested to Thales as of March 31, 2007 is shown as discontinued activities. The other activities (railway signaling and integration and services activities for mission-critical systems) that were contributed to Thales on January 5, 2007 are not included in first quarter 2007 reported results. For the first quarter 2007, Alcatel-Lucent’s reported revenues amounted to Euro 3,882 million. The reported gross profit was Euro 1,127 million, including the impacts from purchase price allocation entries of Euro (208) million. Reported operating income (loss)(1) was Euro (582) million, including the impact from purchase price allocation entries of Euro (338) million. For the quarter, reported net income (group share) was Euro (8) million or Euro 0.00 per diluted share (USD (0.01) per ADS). ADJUSTED RESULTS In addition to the reported results Alcatel-Lucent is providing adjusted financial results in order to provide meaningful comparable information, which exclude the main non-cash impacts from purchase price allocation entries. The Space business which had not been divested to Thales as of March 31, 2007 is shown as discontinued activities. The other activities (railway signaling and integration and services activities for mission-critical systems) that were contributed to Thales on January 5, 2007 are not included in first quarter 2007 reported results. Prior period results refer to the adjusted pro forma combined operations for Alcatel-Lucent as of January 1, 2006. For the first quarter, Alcatel-Lucent’s revenues were Euro 3,882 million, compared to a pro-forma Euro 4,433 million in the year-ago quarter, a (7.9)% decline at a constant Euro/USD exchange rate, or a (12.4)% decline at current rate. The adjusted gross profit was Euro 1,335 million, compared to an adjusted pro-forma gross profit of Euro 1,757 million in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted operating income (loss)(2) was Euro (244) million, compared with an adjusted pro-forma operating income (loss) of Euro 246 million in the year-ago quarter. Over half of our first quarter adjusted operating loss was primarily attributed to significant items related to continued product and rationalization and platform convergence, negatively impacting the gross margin. For the quarter, adjusted net income (group share) was Euro 199 million, or Euro 0.09 per diluted share (USD 0.12 per ADS), which included the capital gain after tax from the closing of the Thales transaction of Euro 0.30 per diluted share (Euro 677 million) and a negative impact of Euro (0.14) per diluted share (Euro (320) million) for restructuring costs. The adjusted pro-forma net income (group share) was Euro 306 million, or Euro 0.13 per diluted share (USD 0.17 per ADS), in the first quarter 2006. The net (debt)/cash position was Euro (48) million at March 31, 2007 compared with Euro 508 million at December 31, 2006. Adjusted Profit & Loss statement –Key Figures In Euro million except for EPS First Quarter 2007 First Quarter 2006 Pro-forma Revenues 3,882 4,433 Gross profit 1,335 1,757 Operating income (loss) (244) 246 Net income (group share)* 199 306 EPS diluted (in Euro)* 0.09 0.13 E/ADS** diluted (in USD) 0.12 0.17 Number of diluted shares (million) 2,270 2,390 * EPS is adjusted from main PPA entries taking into account a normative tax impact **E/ADS has been calculated using the US Federal Reserve Bank of New York noon Euro/dollar buying rate of USD1.3374 as of March 30, 2007. FIRST QUARTER 2007 BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS The following figures are based on adjusted results. Segment breakdown (in Euro million) First Quarter 2007 First Quarter 2006 yoy comparison at constant rate Pro-forma Revenues 3,882 4,433 (8)% Carriers 2,839 3,340 (10)% - Wireline 1,287 1,342 1% - Wireless 1,204 1,495 (15)% - Convergence Casema and Alcatel-Lucent successfully perform 2007-05-09T17:00:00Z casema-and-alcatel-lucent-successfully-perform Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Casema, one of the largest cable operators in the Netherlands with more than 1.4 million subscribers, today announced that it has successfully tested Universal WiMAX in the Netherlands. Casema is the first operator in the to conduct verification testing for WiMAX, and it used the most advanced version, Universal WiMAX 802. 16e-2005. This field trial is a significant step toward satisfying growing demand in the for access to advanced broadband Internet services from any location. The trial has been designed to test several applications in the framework of the “Smart Homes” project, which is subsidized by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affaires and is designed to improve the overall welfare of the community by leveraging advances in telecommunications technology in three critical areas. Those areas are videoconferencing/telemedicine for welfare and care; video surveillance for security; and broadband Internet access to enhance general communications. The WiMAX pilot network was deployed by Alcatel-Lucent in January in the southwestern part of the country and complies with the latest mobile WiMAX standard (IEEE 802.16e-2005). WiMAX stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, and it is a flexible technology designed to provide broadband wireless access to users in wide coverage areas. This technology enables people to access high-speed, high-quality broadband wireless services wherever they are and wherever they go, making it truly "Universal Wireless" broadband access. “The deployment of this WiMAX pilot network plays a key role in accelerating the realization of the ‘Smart Homes’ project. Very soon, our existing broadband customers will be able to enjoy broadband services no matter where they are as they travel around the country,” said Mirko Mensink, Director Strategy and Partnership Management from Casema. ”We selected Alcatel-Lucent because its solution complies fully with the WiMAX Rev-e standard and because of its demonstrated commitment to provide operators with the most advanced solutions to help them meet their customers’ needs. The facts that Alcatel-Lucent’s solution is available now and can be easily integrated into our network were also important factors in our decision." Alcatel-Lucent provided a complete WiMAX solution that operates in the 2.5 GHz frequency band, including base station equipment, wireless access controller, operation and maintenance center, customer premises equipment (CPE) – including WiMAX fixed CPE and PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) cards for laptop computers -- to deliver Internet broadband access when on the move. Alcatel-Lucent also provided its advanced WiMAX engineering expertise and integration services. "This field trial with Casema further illustrates Alcatel-Lucent's commitment to WiMAX as a key element of its universal broadband access strategy,” said Luc Defieuw, Vice President Benelux and Scandinavia from Alcatel-Lucent. “WiMAX has the potential to give people access to cutting-edge and useful broadband services, no matter where they are and innovative service providers like Casema are leveraging that potential to better meet the needs of their customers. " Alcatel-Lucent’s WiMAX solution integrates state-of-the-art advanced antenna technology such as “Beamforming ” (*) that enables better indoor penetration of the radio signal while reducing the number of radio sites needed to provide coverage -– in some instances by as much as 40 percent. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent proposes fixed and nomadic terminals from various CPE partners in a global end-to-end offering. This is part of Alcatel-Lucent’s Open CPE policy, which aims at promoting an open device ecosystem and ensuring customers have the widest possible range of interoperable end-user devices. Alcatel-Lucent is among the world’s leading WiMAX vendors, with more than 40 operators worldwide deploying its WiMAX equipment. About WiMAX: WiMAX (802.16e-2005) stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. It enables Voice and Broadband connectivity for fixed, nomadic or mobile use in urban, suburban and rural areas. For more information about WiMAX: For more information, please click here * “Beamforming” is an Advanced Antenna Technology (AAT) that ensures that radio power is where the WiMAX terminals are, adjusting the beam automatically as the terminals move around the coverage area. About Casema Casema has about 12,500 miles of cables in the ground, which are used to provide over 1.4 million households with radio, (digital) TV, Internet and telephony. Thanks to its modern cable system, it has become a leading supplier of network services and entertainment. Casema is active in and around cities such as The Hague, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Amstelveen and Breda . Under the name Casema Zakelijk we also provide network services to businesses. Casema's list of services include: radio and television, digital television, internet via the cable, telephony, IP-television, pay-per-view, data communication, video-on-demand. Casema is a member of VECAI, the trade organization for Dutch cable companies. In addition we are part of EPN and ECCA, the European association of cable operators. About Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in , with executive offices located in Paris . [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts Régine Coqueran Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 49 24 regine.coqueran@alcatel-lucent.com Mary Ward Tel.: +1 908 582 7658 mary.ward@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent and Vivox transform online gaming 2007-05-09T17:00:00Z alcatel-lucent-and-vivox-transform-online-gaming Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Vivox today announced a collaborative effort to deliver real-time audio to Vivox’s leading global online gaming customers via Alcatel-Lucent’s OmniTouch Advanced Communications Server (ACS), the same underlying server that supports OmniTouch My Teamwork. This powerful, SIP-based server provides a scalable and robust communications platform to support tens of thousands of users within the Vivox Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming (MMOG) community with high-quality voice interaction. Vivox chose the Alcatel-Lucent solution to help transform their virtual gaming experience for players, raising it to a higher level. The addition of voice communications reflects a real-time physical world where players interact with each other in a natural and expressive way. Previously, communication vehicles like email and IM were used, but limited the playing experience, especially in games with a social structure. With the Alcatel-Lucent OmniTouch ACS solution, Vivox immerses voice within the game and brings MMOGs to the next level. Players remain “inside” the game to communicate and the result is a high-quality, realistic experience for players, with voice technology finally matching the superior graphics and complex storylines typical of MMOGs. Vivox also realized significant business and operational benefits with the deployment of the OmniTouch ACS platform. It is open, easily extensible and offers industry-standard XML and SIP-based APIs (Application Programming Interface) that support the rapid creation of multimedia Internet-enabled applications. By taking advantage of the customized voice and functional interface capabilities inherent in OmniTouch ACS, Vivox reduced its time to market, offering a fully featured voice application in 10 months. Due to its deployment flexibility, reliability and scalability, OmniTouch ACS is well suited to support large online communities, scaling from ten to thousands of users and easily accommodating the rapid growth of player populations. Its distributed architecture and multi-tenancy capability allow Vivox to support multiple games and communities around the world. Currently, Vivox supports over one million users in 180 countries, including players of the MMOG EVE Online from CCP Games. In addition, the entirely software and standards-based solution—which eliminates specialized hardware—is a cost-effective solution for both Vivox and their customers. “Live voice is essential to realizing the full potential of online communities. Alcatel-Lucent has been a tremendous partner in our work in enriching this important environment,” said Jim Toga, COO of Vivox. “By partnering with Alcatel-Lucent, Vivox is supporting its global online community with fewer restrictions, greater ease of use and superior quality.” “The combined technology implementation of Alcatel-Lucent and Vivox has allowed us to better connect the universe of players in EVE Online,” said Nathan Richardsson, Senior Producer of CCP Games. “Corporations, groups and alliances are able to communicate freely bringing a new level of sophistication to our games. EVE Online requires a high degree of coordination and collaboration, particularly during intense space battles. Players using voice definitely have an advantage when it comes to teamwork.” ”We are pleased that Vivox has chosen our OmniTouch ACS solution as the platform for their integrated voice services offering to their global gaming customers. The technology is uniquely suited to bring new and innovative services to market quickly, and the massively multiplayer online gaming environment is a prime example,” said Jamie Kistler, Vice President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Enterprise Applications and Program Management activities. “We feel strongly that OmniTouch ACS has great potential to impact not only online gaming but other online communities as well.” About Vivox, Inc. Vivox provides online games, virtual worlds and online communities with managed voice communication services that are simple to integrate and enhance gameplay and community. Vivox’s carrier-grade, customizable solutions help online games and communities create improved offerings and extend their user base. Today, Vivox is bringing voice to approximately one million subscribers in more than 180 countries. For more information visit http://www.vivox.com. About Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in , with executive offices located in Paris . [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts Régine Coqueran Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 49 24 regine.coqueran@alcatel-lucent.com Alix Cavallari Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 16 58 alix.cavallari@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations Pascal Bantegnie Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 52 20 pascal.bantegnie@alcatel-lucent.com Maria Alcon Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 15 17 maria.alcon@alcatel-lucent.com John DeBono Tel: + 1908-582-7793 debono@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent delivers Office Communication Solutions for SMBs 2007-05-02T17:00:00Z alcatel-lucent-delivers-office-communication-solutions-for-smbs Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced a set of solutions and a new dedicated Business Partner Program designed to transform the networks, services and business operations of small and medium businesses (SMBs) globally. Alcatel-Lucent has developed leading-edge communication solutions that allow small and medium businesses to enhance their performance on an everyday basis with simple, flexible, affordable solutions and services. Alcatel-Lucent new Office Communication Solutions form a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that brings together enterprise-quality business telephony, applications, cost-effective Voice over IP (VoIP), and a secured LAN and WiFi infrastructure. Mobility and collaboration tools are fully integrated within this set of solutions delivering web presence, unified messaging, shared access to contacts, calendars and documents, and full-featured desktop and wireless phones. These Office Communication Solutions enable employees and customers to work together and collaborate efficiently wherever they are, while presence features improve customer response time and drive customer satisfaction. Additionally, the Office offer ensures SMBs’ communication infrastructure is future proof and easy to manage. Ultimately, the Office Communication Solutions help to deliver superior business results and drive new business generation. “Alcatel-Lucent raises the bar, offering products that can transform the way SMBs work by expanding from basic business telephony to an extended communications environment that supports web presence, collaboration and mobility,” said Rob Arnold, senior analyst Current Analysis. “With over 10 million SMB users worldwide, Alcatel-Lucent has the proven credentials to deliver solutions that are integrated and easy-to-use, while delivering the results that SMBs need.” Alcatel-Lucent has specifically designed the Office Communication Solutions for distribution by its global business partner network. Recognizing the specific requirements of SMBs and SMB channels, Alcatel-Lucent has created all the necessary conditions for partners to easily sell the solutions and to drive profitable growth. Business partners are now able to build a complete communication solution with a unique one-stop shopping experience, minimizing their time invested to present options. A new business partner Office Certification program accompanies the new offer, and provides a choice of training and certification options: a standard level gives partners simplified access to technical training, resources, marketing programs and incentives, and an advanced level provides business partners the ability to differentiate themselves with access to specialized training, demo equipment and resources, including additional marketing and pre-sales support program. “Alcatel-Lucent’s Office Communication Solutions offer partners a low investment opportunity to reach an expanding market,” said Mark Hatton, managing director for Sphinx, an Alcatel-Lucent master distributor located in the . “The flexibility of the package and range of certification options means that we are able to jump in right away, giving our customers what they need, while building our SMB offering and support at a pace that works for both parties’ business objectives.” In addition, business partners can deliver these capabilities to SMB customers through a complete package with the Office Global Offer or using a new pay-per-user model, branded the Office On Demand Communications Offer. The On Demand offer allows partners to provide the feature-rich solutions that the SMB market demands, while simplifying the sales process using a fully user-centric sales approach. “In today’s increasingly competitive landscape, Alcatel-Lucent is focused on delivering communications solutions that reduce unnecessary complexity for both enterprises and our business partners,” said Hubert de Pesquidoux, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s Enterprise business. “The Office Communication Solutions is an economical pre-packaged set of offerings that meet the needs of today’s SMBs, while delivering the flexibility, customization and scalability necessary to match the needs of a growing business. We’ve coupled the solution with the key go to market elements to help our business partners to support their customers, simply and profitably.” The Alcatel-Lucent’s Office Communication Solutions are now available in over 130 countries for all Alcatel-Lucent’s business partners. The Alcatel-Lucent’s portfolio of end-to-end enterprise solutions can be found at http://www1.alcatel-lucent.com/smb/ About Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in , with executive offices located in Paris . [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts Régine Coqueran Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 49 24 regine.coqueran@alcatel-lucent.com Alix Cavallari Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 16 58 Alix.cavallari@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations Pascal Bantegnie Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 52 20 pascal.bantegnie@alcatel-lucent.com Maria Alcon Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 15 17 maria.alcon@alcatel-lucent.com John DeBono Tel: + 1908-582-7793 debono@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent awarded a multi-million Euro contract by RTE, the French electricity network operator, to deploy an additional fiber-optic network 2007-05-02T17:00:00Z alcatel-lucent-awarded-a-multi-million-euro-contract-by-rte-the-french-electricity-network-operator-to-deploy-an-additional-fiber-optic-network Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has been selected by RTE, the French public power transmission network operator, to deploy an additional several-thousand-kilometer fiber-optic network on RTE’s high-voltage transmission grid. The agreement includes project management, engineering, supply, network installation and commissioning, as well as maintenance for the majority of the network. This turnkey fiber-optic network, code-named ROSE 7 (Réseau Optique de SEcurité, or Optical Security Network), is the continuation of a project that began in 2004 with a 500 Km pilot project in Brittany which has grown to over 5,000 Km today. It will enable RTE to secure its electrical transmission network with reliable, fast communications links and resell excess fiber-optic capacity to telecom operators and local authorities through its subsidiary @rteria. ”Alcatel-Lucent quickly got into the mindset that project management requires; all project constraints had to be addressed, and most particularly - in the case of RTE - the operational constraints of a very high-voltage electricity network. Alcatel-Lucent had to be willing to redeploy its resources, adjust its schedules, and change the project execution at any moment, depending on our constraints,” said Luc Desmoulins, RTE Purchasing Director. “This contract highlights Alcatel-Lucent’s extensive experience meeting all the requirements and deadlines of a major utility player, including managing and deploying a state-of-the-art network that has unique technical challenges,” said Michael Fabian, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Enterprise and Government Services. About RTE RTE is the French electricity transmission system operator. It is a public service company responsible for operating, maintaining and developing the high and extra high voltage network. It guarantees the safety and proper operation of the power system. RTE transports electricity between electricity suppliers (French and European) and consumers, whether they are electricity distributors (EDF and the local distribution companies) or industrial consumers directly connected to the transmission system. About Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in , with executive offices located in Paris . [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts Régine Coqueran Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 49 24 regine.coqueran@alcatel-lucent.com Stéphane Lapeyrade Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 76 12 74 stephane.lapeyrade@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations Pascal Bantegnie Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 52 20 pascal.bantegnie@alcatel-lucent.com Maria Alcon Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 15 17 maria.alcon@alcatel-lucent.com John DeBono Tel: + 1908-582-7793 debono@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent and NEC win contract to supply 20,000km submarine cable network between Southeast Asia and the United States 2007-04-26T17:00:00Z alcatel-lucent-and-nec-win-contract-to-supply-20-000km-submarine-cable-network-between-southeast-asia-and-the-united-states Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and NEC Corporation (NEC) (NASDAQ: NIPNY) will jointly deploy the Asia America Gateway (AAG), the first direct Terabit submarine cable network between Southeast Asia and the . Spanning over 20,000 km, AAG will link Malaysia to the U.S. via Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and the West coast of the U.S. Worth approximately USD 500 million, the contract will deliver a cable network spanning almost half the length of the equator. The turnkey contract was signed today with a consortium formed by 10 parties including the Government of Brunei, AT&T (USA), Bharti (), CAT (), PLDT (), PT Telkom (), Telekom (), Telstra (), StarHub () and VNPT (). Alcatel-Lucent and NEC will design, manufacture, install, integrate and commission the full network on a turnkey basis. The project is scheduled to be completed by late 2008. The new cable network is expected to meet the forecasted explosive growth in bandwidth requirements for new and revolutionary broadband applications such as IP, video, data, and other multimedia services. In addition to providing full network diversity from the conventional cable routes, which are normally connected via North Asia, the AAG will provide a seamless direct link between the and other Asian countries via one single cable. Furthermore, it will provide connectivity and the ability to be expanded in the future to , , Africa, and Europe . International communications between the countries involved has been growing rapidly, and is expected to benefit greatly from the enhanced connectivity offered by the new cable network. “This award further increases the significant track-record we have developed since the beginning of the year and confirms our leadership in the submarine cable industry. AAG will help operators leverage a state-of-the art submarine infrastructure for the end-users benefit,” stated Jean Godeluck, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s submarine network activity. “We are confident that this new project, rolled out in association with NEC, will further enable voice and data communications, which are vital to support social and economic development.” "NEC’s award of the contract for the Asia America Gateway Cable Network confirms our leadership in submarine cable construction and our dedication to building an unmatched network in the Asia Pacific region. NEC is confident that our partnership with Alcatel-Lucent brings leading technology and field-proven expertise, empowering our customers to provide the most advanced and reliable services to the end users," said Masamichi Imai, Executive General Manager of the Broadband Networks Operations Unit at NEC Corporation. About NEC Corporation NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at: http://www.nec.com About NEC’s Submarine Network Systems NEC Corporation is a leading supplier of the world’s most advanced submarine network systems - platforms vital to the realization of next generation networks. With over 30 years of experience in supplying total submarine cable solutions to customers in and abroad, NEC brings a wealth of technologies, know-how and resources to each new project. In particular, NEC has managed the construction of nearly all of the cable systems available today in Asia and the Asia Pacific region. NEC Press Contacts Takehiko Kato Tel :+ 81 (0)3 37 98 65 11 t-kato@cj.jp.nec.com Yasuhito Jochi Tel :+ 81 (0)3 37 98 65 11 y-jochi@bp.jp.nec.com About Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in , with executive offices located in Paris . [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts Régine Coqueran Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 49 24 regine.coqueran@alcatel-lucent.com Mark Burnworth Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 50 84 mark.burnworth@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations Pascal Bantegnie Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 52 20 pascal.bantegnie@alcatel-lucent.com Maria Alcon Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 15 17 maria.alcon@alcatel-lucent.com John DeBono Tel: + 1908-582-7793 debono@alcatel-lucent.com Telstra awards Alcatel-Lucent 9,000 km submarine network contract 2007-03-27T17:00:00Z telstra-awards-alcatel-lucent-9-000-km-submarine-network-contract Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has signed a turnkey contract with Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunication and information services company, to lay a new submarine cable network directly linking Sydney to Hawaii. The new submarine network will serve as an added-value vehicle to support Telstra’s IP network transformation strategy and infrastructure expansion. Greatly increasing international and regional connectivity, the Sydney-Hawaii network will span nearly 9,000 km and ease the delivery of high-quality, innovative services to Telstra’s over 5 million customers. With completion scheduled in the second half of 2008, the Sydney-Hawaii submarine network will deliver a capacity of 1.28 Tbit/s. Businesses and consumers will benefit from enhanced capacity and reliability to enjoy innovative services such as telecommuting, video conferencing and mobile video applications. As a result, Telstra will be able to further expand its end-to-end offering that ranges from broadband, IP, mobile and intelligent network services, to voice and data network hubs, call centers and advanced multimedia as well as e-commerce applications. “The Sydney-Hawaii submarine network will enable us to offer improved international connectivity and offer new, high-speed services such as fixed and mobile IP-based services,” stated Greg Winn, Chief Operations Officer at Telstra. “Alcatel-Lucent is a valuable partner offering a comprehensive product and service portfolio to support our seamless and cost-effective network transformation.” “Today, operators have to manage their networks by minimizing operational costs, while guaranteeing performance continuity at the highest level possible,” said Jean Godeluck, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s submarine network activity. “Our solutions enable the introduction of new services and applications smoothly to help our customers strengthen end-user satisfaction and retention, as well as achieve new revenue streams.” The Alcatel-Lucent submarine solution will be based on its 1620 Light Manager next-generation DWDM submarine platform, and will also include cable and submarine repeaters, providing direct connectivity to landing stations. A comprehensive suite of professional services, including permitting and project management, engineering, marine operation, and installation testing and commissioning, is part of this turnkey project. This new project further strengthens the long-lasting and successful cooperation between Alcatel-Lucent and Telstra for undersea projects, dating back to the early ‘90s. In particular, Alcatel-Lucent has successfully installed several submarine systems for Telstra, such as the Pac Rim and Tasman projects. More about the Alcatel-Lucent and Telstra cooperation Alcatel-Lucent deployed Telstra's first Bass Strait optic fiber cable, linking Sandy Point (Victoria) and Boat Harbour (Tasmania), to provide a highly reliable transmission link between Tasmania and the mainland. Other links where subsequently deployed, one of them connecting Adelaide to Darwin over 3,100km to meet 's expanded voice, data and Internet traffic demands. Most recently, Alcatel-Lucent deployed the Bass Strait 2 submarine link to support Telstra in meeting Tasmania 's growing demand for advanced telecommunications services while enhancing the overall capacity and service reliability of its existing infrastructure. About Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in , with executive offices located in Paris . [All figures exclude impact of activities to be transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts Régine Coqueran Tel :+ 33 (0)1 40 76 49 24 regine.coqueran@alcatel-lucent.com Mark Burnworth Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 76 50 84 mark.burnworth@alcatel-lucent.com Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations Pascal Bantegnie Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 52 20 pascal.bantegnie@alcatel-lucent.com Maria Alcon Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 15 17 maria.alcon@alcatel-lucent.com John DeBono Tel: + 1908-582-7793 debono@alcatel-lucent.com Verizon to Begin Deployment of New Technology That Increases Speed of FiOS Fiber-to-the-Premises Links by Four to Eight Times 2007-03-26T17:00:00Z verizon-to-begin-deployment-of-new-technology-that-increases-speed-of-fios-fiber-to-the-premises-links-by-four-to-eight-times Verizon will soon begin deploying an advanced technology from Alcatel-Lucent that will dramatically improve the capabilities of Verizon’s industry-leading 16-state fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network, the company announced Tuesday (March 27). The new technology, called a gigabit passive optical network (G-PON), increases the aggregate broadband speeds on Verizon’s FTTP systems by four times downstream to the customer, and by eight times upstream back to the Internet. This provides the capability for future enhancements to FiOS Internet Services and FiOS TV. Verizon will be the first major telecommunications company to deploy the new technology to customers in the United States. Mark Wegleitner, Verizon senior vice president and chief technology officer, announced the initial G-PON deployment during his keynote address at the annual Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference here. He said that the new technology will be rolled out first to a group of customers in Lewisville, Texas, early in the second quarter, and then to a group of customers in Kirklyn, Pa., over the summer. At the successful conclusion of the initial deployments, plans for wider expansion of the new technology will be announced. In the meantime, Verizon will continue deploying the broadband passive optical network (B-PON) technology that the company has been using since it began construction of its all-fiber network in 2004. "Customer bandwidth appetite is growing fast, and we engineered our FiOS network to respond to that need quickly," Wegleitner said. "This important step underscores how easily we can increase the speed and other capabilities of the fiber without changing the design of the fiber plant. Simply by deploying G-PON optics and associated electronics, we get a significant boost in bandwidth. This will allow us to continue offering our customers the best broadband, video and voice services available today and tomorrow." Cindy Christy, president of Alcatel-Lucent's North America business, said, "Verizon is creatively and aggressively transforming its network to deliver a rich mix of voice, video and data services to its subscribers. Our innovation and expertise in the G-PON area provides a long-term strategic advantage to Verizon now and in the future as it best meets demands for higher capacity, personal and blended services over converged networks." Verizon and Alcatel-Lucent also announced that they have reached a definitive agreement under which Alcatel-Lucent will supply the G-PON equipment to Verizon. Verizon announced the selection of Alcatel-Lucent last summer, and both parties had been working on a definitive contract since then. The new equipment includes new optical network terminals (ONTs) where Verizon’s fiber terminates at customers’ homes and optical loop terminals (OLTs) in Verizon’s central switching offices. The new G-PON electronics on Verizon’s network will allow the company to dramatically increase the speed and bandwidth of FiOS. Currently in Verizon’s network, a single fiber from a Verizon switching office has transmission speeds of 622 Mbps (megabits per second) downstream and 155 Mbps upstream. When the fiber reaches a neighborhood it is split up to feed multiple fibers, serving as many as 32 customers. With G-PON electronics, that same fiber from the switching office will have a downstream transmission speed of 2.4 Gbps (gigabits per second) and an upstream speed of 1.2 Gbps. The new electronics will also allow the company to make future enhancements to its ultra-high-speed FiOS Internet access and all-digital FiOS TV products, and continue to reduce the costs of deployment. Verizon is the only major telecom company building fiber all the way to customers’ homes on a mass scale. Verizon is also the first and only major communications and entertainment provider to be certified by the independent Fiber to the Home Council as providing customers with 100 percent fiber-optic service. More than 6 million homes and businesses in parts of 16 states are now passed by Verizon's all-fiber network, and the company expects its new network to pass an additional 3 million premises annually, or about 18 million premises by the end of 2010. FiOS Internet service – which today offers download speeds of up to 50 Mbps and upstream speeds up to 5 Mbps -- is offered in more than 1,600 communities across parts of all 16 states where the company's new network is deployed: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and Washington. The company currently offers FiOS TV service in parts of ten states: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Verizon will deploy the Alcatel-Lucent 7342 ISAM fiber-to-the-user (FTTU) solution, already chosen by more than 20 providers worldwide for broadband and triple-play services. It extends the bandwidth potential of fiber from the network core to the subscriber premises, using the latest G-PON recommendations of the Full Service Access Network group. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, serving more than 59 million customers nationwide. Verizon’s Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which operates one of the most expansive wholly owned global IP networks, and Verizon Telecom, which is deploying the nation’s most advanced fiber-optic network to deliver the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services to customers. A Dow 30 company, Verizon has a diverse workforce of approximately 242,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $88 billion. For more information, visit