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Alcatel-Lucent fiber access solutions win two major awards in Asia


Paris — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has been honored with two additional awards - “FTTx Vendor of the Year” as part of the Telecom Asia Reader’s Choice Awards and a “Jury Recommended Solution” Award from the People’s P&T Publishing Company in China.

The “FTTx Vendor of the Year 2008” award was publicly handed over to Alcatel-Lucent on December 8, 2008 in Hong Kong. The election was organized by Telecom Asia, a leading trade media in Asia Pacific, and aims at recognizing technology innovations, accomplishments and contributions to the telecoms industry in Asia Pacific. Alcatel-Lucent and other category winners were selected out of almost 1,000 candidates submitted by 78 industry analysts, consultants and high-level telecommunications company executives.

During the same period, at the occasion of the PT ExPoComm event which took place in China between October 21st and 25th, People’s P&T Publishing Company rallied chief engineers from China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom and other Chinese operators to select their “2008 Jury Recommended Solutions” – one of which has been awarded to Alcatel-Lucent’s 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager Fiber-to-the-User (ISAM FTTU) gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) product.

“These awards are a testament to the innovation spirit that Alcatel-Lucent is bringing to the fiber market,” said Ravi Parmasad, Alcatel-Lucent General Manager, GPON Activities. “Alcatel-Lucent will continue to leverage this leadership to help our customers transform their networks cost-effectively - catering to the surge of end-users’ bandwidth requirements, closely linked to today’s converged multimedia trend.”

Alcatel-Lucent’s 7342 ISAM FTTU solution leverages GPON technology to multiplex voice, video and data services onto a single fiber - and has already been deployed in more than 70 projects around the world. Leading service providers have adopted Alcatel-Lucent’s GPON solution, including Verizon, France Telecom, Neuf Cegetel, Hanaro Telecom and Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited. Additionally, Alcatel-Lucent’s GPON has been deployed by a considerable number of utility companies (NRGi Fibernet, Jönköping Energi, Bristol Virginia Utilities) as well as municipalities and regions around the world (Arvidsjaur and Tidaholm in Sweden, Lincoln County in US, Asturias in Spain and – more recently – Stadtwerke Sindelfingen in Germany).

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions that deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 17.8 billion in 2007 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:


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