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Orange Business Services and Alcatel-Lucent establish partnership to drive the transformation of enterprise networks globally


Orange Business Services, a global supplier of communications solutions and services, and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced a global agreement that enables enterprises around the world to harness the power and economics of IP-based communications solutions as part of an overall network and business transformation effort.

With mainstream adoption of IP technologies underway today, industries are changing the way they use communications to competitively transform their businesses. Together, Orange and Alcatel-Lucent are partnering to help drive this transformation. Both companies will provide enterprises with a comprehensive set of end-to-end business critical solutions, supported from design to global implementation, which will enable businesses to utilize the new technologies available to drive new business opportunities, improve employee productivity and deliver enhanced customer service.

Key services emphasized in this agreement include:

* Business telephony services
* Fixed-mobile convergence solutions
* Unified Communication software applications
* Contact centers with multimedia traffic processing

Customers of Orange will have the choice to deploy end-to-end Alcatel-Lucent technologies as either a traditional network that is owned and operated by the enterprise, or as part of a Managed Communications Services model where the technologies are owned and managed by Orange as part of an innovative service offering.

About Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services représente les solutions et services de communication dédiés aux entreprises du Groupe France Télécom depuis le 1er juin 2006. Ils étaient précédemment commercialisés sous les marques France Télécom, Orange, Equant, Etrali, Almerys, EGT, Expertel Consulting, France Télécom Intelmatique, SETIB et Solicia.
Ces offres comprennent des services convergents entre voix, données et mobiles, l’expertise informatique et les services managés, tous conçus pour transformer les process des entreprises et améliorer leur productivité. Forte de son implantation dans 166 pays, Orange Business Services répond aux besoins de clients dans 220 pays et territoires.

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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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