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Chunghwa Telecom selects Alcatel’s optical solution to speed digital video service delivery in Taiwan


Paris, September 20, 2006 - Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) announced today that it has signed a contract with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan’s recently privatized incumbent operator, to deploy an aggregation and transport solution for the delivery of innovative services such as digital video. The project follows CHT’s announcement of a five-year investment plan to transform its existing network infrastructure towards Next Generation Networks (NGN), which in turn will allow CHT to act as a content provider to Taiwanese TV broadcast companies. The first example of this kind of distribution service was a recent broadcast of a national rock music festival held in northern Taiwan.

The Alcatel optical networking solution will enable CHT to benefit from enhanced aggregation capabilities to accommodate its customers’ increasing demand for content-rich applications. Its deployment will help CHT further support the cost-effective and efficient delivery of its service offering ranging from multimedia on demand (MOD), high-speed Internet, Voice over IP (VoIP) to broadcast TV.

Alcatel will supply its data-aware Optical Multi-Service Node systems, which offer a flexible platform enabling large-scale, cost-effective transport of video signals via multiple kinds of connectivity including Ethernet, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Asynchronous Serial Interface (ASI), and Serial Digital Interface (SDI).

About Alcatel
Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or employees. Alcatel brings its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks, applications and services, to help its partners and customers build a user-centric broadband world. With sales of EURO 13.1 billion and 58,000 employees in 2005, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit Alcatel on the Internet:



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