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Alcatel demonstrates triple play/IPTV and 3G Multimedia applications at the Portuguese-Spanish Innovation and Telecommunications Forum


Cascais, October 26, 2005 - Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA e NYSE: ALA) will attend the Portuguese-Spanish Innovation and Telecom Forum (FLEIT) and present the latest innovations in Triple Play and IPTV, as well as the latest multimedia applications for mobile communications. This event organized by the Portuguese-Spanish Foundation, Telefónica and Portugal Telecom, gathers leading telecom sector specialists, both from Portugal and Spain. It will take place at the Lisbon Congress Centre, on October 27th and 28th.

Alcatel will demonstrate new services that IP technology can deliver over traditional xDSL broadband networks, as well as its solution for a complete end-to-end triple play network architecture, comprising the software and hardware required to offer scalability, reliability and QoS levels necessary to deliver IPTV services. Based on the Microsoft® TV IPTV Edition software platform, Alcatel will also give showcase its new IPTV applicatons: the Alcatel 5900 AmigoTV and the Alcatel 5900 MyOwn TV, which enable the consumer to personalize the TV experience and to share personal content with their community and circle of friends.

Additionally, Alcatel will present new 3G solutions and applications, such as 3D Live Sailing, MyInteractive TV (Mobile TV), Recorded Live Circuit Switching (Mobile Handset real time recorded Video), Video Blog (Blog with 3G Videos), Video Mail Box (application that enables video message recording and browsing), Video Greetings Kiosk (Mobile mail box personalisation with video). Visitors will also be able to play the most recent and stimulating mobile games, through the playi9 portal connected with Alcatel’s content provisioning platform.

FLEIT is an important Iberias event that provides fundamental discussions amongst the main telecom leaders from Portugal and Spain. The event enhances the importance of the debate with Telefónica and Portugal Telecom, and considering that today’s globalisation is a driving economic and social factor, these regional forums are key and play essential roles. They translate particular and real interests of the regions, sharing specific and common objectives, representing an effective opportunity to conciliate global policies with intrinsic interests of both countries.

Alcatel is the leader in triple play/IPTV solutions with more than 30 major IPTV deployments around the world.

About Alcatel
Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or employees. Alcatel brings its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks; applications and services, to help its partners and customers build a user-centric broadband world. With sales of EURO 12.3 billion and 56,000 employees in 2004, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries.

About Alcatel’s user-centric triple play
To meet today’s quest for increased personalized and interactive services, Alcatel helps worldwide operators transform their networks and deliver a new, way better end-user experience. Alcatel’s user-centric triple play builds on its leadership in broadband technology, IP networking, optics, new multimedia and video applications, as well as end-to-end services integration. End-users will enjoy unique, exciting services including video on demand, personal TV, community channels, online gaming and sharing of music, photos and home videos, all delivered simply and seamlessly via a range of devices and networks.


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