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Indosat selects Alcatel-Lucent’s IP portfolio for Carrier Ethernet services in main Indonesian cities


Paris, December 18, 2006 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that its IP/MPLS portfolio has been selected by PT Indosat, a leading service provider in Indonesia, as the basis of the country’s first Carrier Ethernet service offering, including the launch of a VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) service, which they call Premium Ethernet Services.

Alcatel-Lucent’s new-generation, multi-service infrastructure will enable Indosat to set a new standard for the delivery of highly reliable business services in the fast-emerging Southeast Asia market. It will also support triple play services and the convergence of Indosat’s fixed and mobile networks. Indosat released the Premium Ethernet services at the end November 2006 for its corporate customers in Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Medan and Semarang.

The Indosat network will offer businesses the benefits of advanced virtual private network (VPN) technology to operate highly reliable and quality-controlled voice, video and data services across an IP/MPLS-based infrastructure. In the initial phase, targeting some big cities like Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Medan and Semarang, Indosat will deploy the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router, Alcatel-Lucent 7450 Ethernet Service Switch and Alcatel-Lucent 7250 Service Access Switch. Indosat has also commissioned Alcatel-Lucent for consulting services in order to leverage its expertise in deploying IP/MPLS networks and extensive industry knowledge.

“Our business customers require point-to-point, multi-point and mesh VPN connectivity with high bandwidth and stringent Service Level Agreements,” said Wahyu Wijayadi, Marketing Director of Indosat. “It’s our goal to surpass their expectations in the delivery of these services. Based on Alcatel-Lucent’s Carrier Ethernet solution, we will be able to deliver a range of services that provide flexibility, scalability and reliability to our data customers.”

“Indosat joins a growing list of service providers that are shifting to Ethernet using our highly available end-to-end MPLS-based solution,” said Basil Alwan, Head of Alcatel-Lucent’s IP activities. “Indosat also benefits from our consultative marketing services which are dedicated to supporting the service provider’s sales, marketing and network operation development for the country’s first VPLS services.”

Indosat joins more than 150 service providers in over 65 countries, including massive, multi-year IP network and service transformation projects at AT&T, BT, Cable & Wireless, and Telstra. According to Synergy Research Group, Alcatel-Lucent was #2 in the Services Edge Router category in Q3 2006, with 19% market share. Alcatel-Lucent is involved in more than 40 triple play projects and another 40 network transformation projects worldwide.

About Indosat

Indosat Tbk is a leading telecommunication and information service provider in Indonesia that provides cellular services (Mentari, Matrix and IM3), IDD service (IDD 001, IDD 008 and FlatCall 016), fixed telecommunication services (StarOne, I-Phone). Indosat also provides Multimedia, Internet & Data Communication Services (MIDI). Indosat’s shares are listed in the Jakarta and Surabaya Stock Exchange (JSX:ISAT) and its American Depository Shares are listed in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:IIT).

About Alcatel-Lucent

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 79,000 employees and 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 proforma combined revenues of Euro 18.6 billion in 2005, 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:


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