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Alcatel-Lucent to hold a media tutorial webcast about Optics on April 8, 2008


Paris, April 2008 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced today that Tom Goodwin, Vice-President of Marketing & Communications for Alcatel-Lucent’s Optics activities and Etienne Lafougère, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s submarine network activity will give a joint media tutorial on Optics on April 8, 2008 at 3.00 PM Paris time (9 AM New York time).

Tom Goodwin will discuss the network transformation trend taking place in the transport space whereby operators are implementing 40 Gbit/s technology as an intermediate step to 100 Gbit/s and are moving to hybrid packet-optical infrastructures. In addition, Etienne Lafougère will outline the revamp in the submarine market that has characterised 2007 and how Alcatel-Lucent is helping high-growth economies in bridging the digital divide.

With a market share of 24% in 2007 (source: Ovum RHK), Alcatel-Lucent is the world leader in optical networking, including both the terrestrial and submarine segments, a position that the company holds since 2001.

Leveraging its technology and innovation leadership, Alcatel-Lucent is spearheading the transformation to all packet transport. Alcatel-Lucent integrates its experience, leading portfolio and innovative vision into optical and wireless transport solutions that support a broad range of blended service applications - such as triple play, Carrier Ethernet connectivity, Mobile TV and 2G/3G mobile backhaul – exceeding customer needs in the fixed, mobile, submarine and vertical markets.
To join this audio webcast session, please connect on the Alcatel-Lucent website to: external link

Dial-in number for press reporters who wish to ask questions after the presentation, is: +33 (0)1 72 26 06 12

Please ask for the “Alcatel-Lucent” media tutorial webcast and state your name. We advise you to dial in 15 minutes before the start of the conference call.

If press reporters would like to ask questions in advance, they just need to send them to referencing the media tutorial.

The conference call will be available for digital replay from April 9, 2008 at 8:00 AM CET at the following call in number: +33 (0)1 72 28 01 49, access code: 218695#


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