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NTT Communications selects Alcatel-Lucent to launch Japanís first IPv6-compatible IP-VPN service based on MPLS


Paris - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) has deployed Alcatel-Lucentís service router solution as the base for its Internet Protocol (IP) Virtual Private Network (VPN) service, which now supports both IPv4 and next generation IPv6 protocols (*IPv4/IPv6 dual stack) for enterprise users. Offered as an option for its Arcstarô IP-VPN service, this is the countryís first commercial IPv6 compatible IP VPN service based on Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS).

The Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router (SR) was first deployed in 2007 to support NTT Comís IP-VPN IPv4-based service, where its reliability and flexibility were put to the test by the high demands of NTT Comís enterprise customers. Now, with IPv4 addresses approaching exhaustion, NTT Com again chose Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade its network to allow both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic to be used on a single network, offering a smooth, relatively low-cost IPv6 migration for its enterprise customers.

ďThis represents a key milestone in the Japanese market with NTT Com launching its IPv4/IPv6 dual stack service,Ē said Martin Jordy, president of Alcatel-Lucentís Japan activities. ďWith our market-leading service router solution, we will continue to help NTT Com and its enterprise customers take advantage of the efficient and reliable advanced network services offered with this next generation Internet protocol.Ē

Over 270 service providers in more than 100 countries around the world have selected the Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS portfolio as key elements of their IP transformation. According to Ovum RHK, Alcatel-Lucent holds the #2 position in the IP/MPLS Edge market segment.

*IPv4/IPv6 dual stack provides both IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity using only one subscriber line seamlessly integrated with physically independent networks. 

About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Com delivers high-quality voice, data and IP services to customers around the world. The company is renowned for its diverse information and communication services, expertise in managed networks, hosting and IP networking services, and industry leadership in IPv6 transit technology. The companyís extensive global infrastructure includes Arcstarô private networks and a Tier 1 IP backbone (connected with major ISPs worldwide), both reaching more than 150 countries, as well as secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Com is the wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the worldís largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit external

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:


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