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Lucent Technologies Teams With Small Businesses to Support New Opportunities in Federal Marketplace


OCTOBER 04, 2006 - MURRAY HILL, N.J. - Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) announced today that it is working with Synchronized Networking Solutions (SNS) a Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(A) certified, native American owned company that provides networking and IT expertise for service providers, government agencies and enterprise businesses.

Lucent and Synchronized Networking Solutions will participate in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Mentor-Protégé program that encourages private-sector relationships. This program aims to enhance the capability of 8(a) participants to compete more successfully for federal government contracts.

Mentors, such as Lucent, may provide technical and management assistance, financial assistance, subcontract support, and assistance in performing prime contracts through teaming arrangements with 8(a) firms.

“Our role as a mentor allows SNS to pursue a broader array of government contracts and leverage our capabilities to serve a new segment of government customers,” said Dan Bigbie, vice president, Government Solutions, Lucent Technologies.

“With the support and guidance of Lucent we are able to tackle new challenges and grow our small business,” said Bob Gonczy, CEO, Synchronized Networking Solutions. “We look forward to teaming on government projects where we can both apply our unique expertise and talents.”

The 8(a) Business Development Program offers a broad scope of assistance to socially and economically disadvantaged firms. A company with a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) certification receives certain benefits in the Federal procurement process. Companies which are 8(a) firms automatically qualify for SDB certification.

Lucent Technologies has been designing, engineering, integrating, and implementing high-quality, end-to-end communications and data networking solutions for the U.S. military and other government and commercial customers through a corporate evolution that has spanned over 130 years since its founding as Western Electric Company in 1872.

About Synchronized Networking Solutions (SNS)
Synchronized Networking Solutions (SNS) is a provider of integrated technology and staffing solutions to government and corporate sectors. From our expert analysis and design through ongoing support SNS offers comprehensive solutions that help our customer meet their organizational objectives, enhance their telecom and data infrastructures while reducing costs. We are committed to providing custom solutions where required and positioned to provide repeatable leveraged solutions where rational. SNS offers comprehensive solutions for all major telecom and data, hardware and software platforms. For more information visit

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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