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Alcatel-Lucent names Rebecca Hick enterprise channel manager in New Zealand


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the appointment of Rebecca Hick as channel manager for its Enterprise Business division in New Zealand. Ms. Hick will lead a growing sales team and manage a multi-channel network of resellers to promote Alcatel-Lucent’s market-leading portfolio of enterprise products.

An ICT specialist, Ms. Hick joins Alcatel-Lucent from Fronde, an IT services company, where she was client business manager and consultant. Prior to that she held similar roles at Vodafone,
Air New Zealand and ASB bank.

“I am looking forward to working with the sales team at Alcatel-Lucent and our channel partners in New Zealand to provide the kind of advanced communications solutions businesses in
New Zealand need to compete in this global environment,” Hicks said. “We have the advantage of strong and successful channel partnerships in New Zealand with such companies as Cogent, Datacraft and DownerCommspec.”

She noted that in 2007 Cogent Communications and Vodafone secured a pilot contract with NZ Steel, deploying Alcatel-Lucent’s Omni PCX IP PBX solution to provide mobile extension capabilities as part of NZ Steel’s unified communications facelift.

“This is very much the kind of success story I will work to emulate in 2008 and beyond,’ she said.

“New Zealand is an important market for Alcatel-Lucent,” said Sean O’Halloran, Vice President of Enterprise Business, Australasia. “We are pleased to be able to add someone with Rebecca’s talent and depth of experience to help us meet the needs of our customers here.”

In the past 12 months Alcatel-Lucent has announced two major projects with New Zealand enterprises. Transpower awarded the company a five-year, multi-million dollar, network integration and transformation contract, and Kordia selected Alcatel-Lucent’s IP routing products to support the delivery of Freeview TV simultaneously over both satellite and terrestrial networks.

“With her strong background in software, services and applications, Rebecca Hick’s appointment will further strengthen the New Zealand team to continue transforming customer’s businesses, and is testament to our commitment over the coming year to grow our Australasian Enterprise business.”


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