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Kazakhtelecom selects Alcatel-Lucent to extend broadband services across 11 regions in Kazakhstan


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has been selected by Kazakhtelecom, Kazakhstan’s national incumbent operator, to extend its broadband services.The project will double Kazakhtelecom’s network capacity and further develop its “Megaline” broadband access service across 11 regions in the country. Alcatel-Lucent’s IP-based solution will also facilitate high-speed Internet access for subscribers in less dense and remote rural areas. Commercial operation is scheduled by the end of the third quarter of 2007.

Alexander Lesgovko, Vice-president/Chief technical officer of Kazakhtelecom, commented: “We selected Alcatel-Lucent’s solution to provide a nation-wide public service and support the development of our infrastructure. The majority of the population who, up to now, did not have broadband access to the Internet will now be able to enjoy new quality high-speed services”.

“As demand for high speed Internet grows in Kazakhstan, service providers need to enhance and expand their broadband services. As the world leader in broadband access, Alcatel-Lucent is committed to support Kazakhtelecom in this significant network upgrade, a major step towards mass deployment of triple play services in Kazakhstan”, said Askar Nasiev, Alcatel-Lucent’s senior executive in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

The Alcatel-Lucent solution is based on its market leading ISAM (Intelligent Services Access Manager) product family including the 7302 ISAM and 7330 ISAM FTTN (Fiber to the Node). It addresses the demand for high-speed Internet access services and opens up opportunities for IPTV, triple play and other innovative broadband applications. The Alcatel-Lucent ISAM product family which is designed for 100% IPTV and NGN/IMS voice convergence in access, provides an unsurpassed IPTV experience with a 5 star rating for video support as well as cost effective migration to packet-based voice. The solution also includes the Alcatel-Lucent 5523 xDSL workstation for element management and the 5530 Network Analyzer, which helps service providers manage their DSL infrastructure so that service requirements can be met and the roll-out of these services supported throughout all stages.

Alcatel-Lucent remains the uncontested market leader in broadband access with more than 126 million DSL lines shipped to date. More than 135 customers have adopted the ISAM product family globally – including 80% of the top 20 DSL operators in the world. Alcatel-Lucent is also engaged in more than 60 FTTx projects around the world and more than 30 of which are with GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Networking). More than 25 customers worldwide have also deployed the Alcatel-Lucent 5530 Network Analyzer.


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