Alcatel-Lucent joins WiMAX Forum® Board of Directors
Paris and Portland, Oregon, February 23, 2007 — The WiMAX Forum, an industry-led non-profit organization comprising more than 430 companies committedto promoting and certifying interoperable WiMAX products, today appointed Philippe Goossens of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) to its Board of Directors. As a strong contributor to the WiMAX Forum, Alcatel-Lucent’s presence on its board of directors is indicative of the acknowledgement by wireless market leaders around the globe that WiMAX™ is a powerful option for delivering broadband Internet services anytime and anywhere.
Being elected to WiMAX Forum Board of Directors recognizes Alcatel-Lucent’s commitment and contribution to the fast-growing WiMAX market and a testimony to its technical leadership in WiMAX technologies.
"Alcatel-Lucent is a global leader in telecommunications, and having the company join our Board is evidence of its dedication to taking the WiMAX ecosystem forward,” said Ron Resnick, president and chairman of the WiMAX Forum. “Having one of the industry’s most comprehensive wireless portfolios, we look forward to Alcatel-Lucent’s further involvement to help accelerate the WiMAX deployment worldwide. As a leading proponent of WiMAX, Alcatel-Lucent has proven its ability to deliver standards-based products that are commercially installed by its numerous operator customers.”
Alcatel-Lucent’s strong support of open standards and device interoperability - as demonstrated by several interoperability testing (IOT) centers operational in France, the United States and Taiwan - benefits operators seeking to diversify and offer the optimum choice of terminals to their subscribers.
“Today’s announcement is a major step forward and further highlights our commitment to promote the IEEE 802.16e-2005 open standard to advance the adoption of WiMAX worldwide,” said Philippe Goossens, Strategic Alliances Director for Alcatel-Lucent’s WiMAX activities. “As part of the WiMAX Forum, Alcatel-Lucent is working to ensure interoperability of wireless broadband solutions and enable telecom operators to deliver innovative and differentiating services to their customers.”
About the WiMAX Forum
The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, non-profit corporation formed to help promote and certify the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products using the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN specifications. The forum’s goal is to accelerate the introduction of these devices into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified products will be fully interoperable and support Metropolitan Broadband Fixed, Portable and Mobile Applications. For more information about the WiMAX Forum and its activities, please visit external linkwww.wimaxforum.org. “WiMAX Forum” is a registered trademark of the WiMAX Forum. “WiMAX,” the WiMAX Forum logo, “WiMAX Forum Certified,” and the WiMAX Forum Certified logo are trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
Philippe Goossens’s biography
Philippe Goossens obtained his Master in Electronic Engineering, graduating as a civil engineer in electricity (Telecommunications) in 1971 from Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). Upon graduating he joined Philips Telecommunications working on communications systems for rural areas in Brazil France and Saudi Arabia (Riyadh). In 1982, he joined Alcatel, where he held various research, technical, marketing and sales positions in France, the United States and Belgium. He served as an expert in communications for the European Commission, taking part in the 4th R&D Frame Programme (ACTS) and 5th R&D Frame Programme (IST). In October 2002, he was appointed head of Alcatel’s Network Strategy Group, based in Shanghai (China). In July 2004, he joined the WiMAX Business Unit as director of the WiMAX activities in the Asia Pacific region. In July 2006 he was given responsibility for developing strategic alliances for the company’s WiMAX business unit, which is based in Vélizy (France).
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities to be transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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