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Lucent Technologies’ Base Station Router Receives CTIA Emerging Technology Award


Revolutionary Product Takes Top Honors for Most Innovative In-Building Solution

APRIL 07, 2006, LAS VEGAS – Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) today announced that its Base Station Router (BSR) product was selected as the first place winner of a CTIA WIRELESS 2006 Wireless Emerging Technologies (E-tech) Award in the category of “Most Innovative In-Building Solution.” Award recipients were announced yesterday in a ceremony at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the CTIA WIRELESS trade show.

The Wireless E-tech Awards program is designed to give industry recognition and exposure to the best wireless products and services in the areas of Consumer, Enterprise and Network technology. Nearly 200 applications were submitted and reviewed by a panel of recognized members of the media, industry analysts and executives, as well as select show attendees. Products were judged on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall “wow” factor.

“We are extremely proud of the e-Tech awards program and are continually amazed at the level of ingenuity present in the submissions,” said Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA WIRELESS. “On behalf of CTIA, we congratulate Lucent on this accomplishment and look forward to their continued innovation in next-generation wireless network technology.”

The Lucent BSR – developed by Bell Labs, the R&D arm of Lucent – is an innovative new product that integrates key components of third-generation (3G) mobile networks into a single network element optimized to support mobile broadband services, and “flattens” what is typically a more complex architecture.

By combining a base station, radio network controller and core network router functionalities into one system, the Lucent BSR can dramatically simplify and reduce the cost of operating IP-based mobile networks, cut the cost of upgrading 3G networks – including HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) and CDMA2000 (Code Division Multiple Access) – to support high speed data services, and noticeably improve the quality of service as perceived by subscribers.

“We are very pleased that the Lucent BSR was honored by CTIA for its innovation and impact on next-generation wireless networks,” said Michael Iandolo, president of Lucent’s Mobility Access Solutions business. “The BSR will help mobile operators extend the value of their 3G network investments by helping them prepare for the evolution to IMS-based multimedia applications, and enable them to cost-effectively meet growing enterprise and consumer demand for high-speed data services.”

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About Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent’s customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit

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