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Lucent Technologies Supplies Advanced Ethernet Routers To U.K. Broadband Solutions Provider Updata


AUGUST 08, 2006, LONDON – Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) today announced it is supplying Updata, a broadband solutions provider in the U.K., with one of its most advanced Carrier Ethernet platforms -- The Lucent Ethernet Router 15100 -- to support high-speed data services for Updata’s local government customers in the U.K.

The Lucent Ethernet Router 15100 – recently acquired from Riverstone Networks -- is designed to support high-capacity services in metropolitan networks, and has been deployed by Updata to support broadband connections between a wide variety of local government offices, libraries and schools. This deployment -- one of the first large-scale customer deployments of the Lucent Ethernet Router 15100 -- is enabling Updata’s customers to support voice and high-speed services such as broadband Internet access and the delivery of content-rich multimedia services in a very cost-effective manner.

“The Lucent Ethernet Router 15100 fits a critical need for our company, and offers capabilities unmatched in the industry,” said Henrik Bremerskov, Head of Technology, Updata. “Because it offers the reliability, capacity and support of both MPLS and VPLS in a compact, affordable platform, it enables us to design and deploy feature-rich networks with carrier-class capabilities at much lower cost than was possible in the past.”

The Lucent Ethernet Router 15100 is a cost-optimized, highly reliable Carrier Ethernet access router designed to meet the demanding needs of carriers, service providers and enterprises to support the cost-effective delivery of converged services to residential broadband and commercial business users. This compact platform – which features carrier-class Ethernet capabilities and end-to-end VPLS support that were previously too expensive for the access network -- offers all the advantages and functionality of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) solutions – including exceptional reliability and traffic engineering capabilities -- with the economy of Layer 2 Ethernet.

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Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Supported 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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