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France CitéVision selects Alcatel-Lucent’s GPON fiber access solution


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced today it has been selected by the French national telecoms operator France CitéVision to deploy an advanced fiber access solution for the residential market within the framework of its FTTU (Fiber-to-the-user) network deployment in Amiens, France. Alcatel-Lucent’s gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) solution will enable France CitéVision to deliver ultra-high Internet speeds and will enable new, advanced triple-play services such as HDTV, video on demand and other interactive services. Alcatel-Lucent will also provide its IP/MPLS service routing solution along with project management, installation and commissioning, and maintenance.

Initial deployments will begin in the third quarter 2007 in Amiens, which is located around 150 Km north of Paris.

France CitéVision is deploying the Alcatel-Lucent 7342 ISAM FTTU, including the new optical network terminal in the home. The FTTU solution, part of Alcatel-Lucent’s ISAM family, extends the bandwidth potential of fiber from the network core to the subscriber premise using the latest GPON recommendations of the Full Service Access Network (FSAN) group. France CitéVision will also deploy the industry leading Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router which provides the IP performance, service scale, reliability and service assurance that are critical for offering triple play services.

“We have selected Alcatel-Lucent’s unmatched technology, the most innovative in the IP access market segment. Alcatel-Lucent’s mature GPON solution will enable us to introducenew services which require much more bandwidth such as HDTV, video-on-demand and new telephony applications. It’s a solution that will enable us to deliver greater value to our customers while optimizing operational costs and increasing reliability" said Mark Hansen, France CitéVision’s Managing director.

“We look forward to supporting France CitéVision, a very dynamic triple playoperator, in this major investment in FTTU for the residential market.This new success confirms that Alcatel-Lucent’s GPON solution is becoming the reference in FTTH deployments worldwide,” said Olivier Picard, President of Alcatel–Lucent’s Europe and South activities.

Alcatel-Lucent is the uncontested market leader in broadband access with more than 133 million DSL lines shipped to date. More than150 customers have adopted the ISAM product family globally – including 80% of the top 20 DSL operators in the world. Alcatel-Lucent is also engaged in more than 60 FTTx projects around the world, more than 30 of which are with GPON. According to Ovum-RHK, Alcatel-Lucent has reinforced its #2 position in the IP/MPLS Edge market segment inQ1 2007, with a 20% market share.


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