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MRS and Alcatel-Lucent will deploy multifunctional data network in and around Moscow


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and the Open Joint Stock Company “Multyservisnaya radioset” (MRS), an emerging telecommunications service provider in Moscow, today announced plans to deploy a multifunctional broadband wireless data network in Moscow and the Moscow region. Alcatel-Lucent will work with MRS to identify its access and core networking requirements and provide MRS with a turn-key wireless broadband network infrastructure, enabling the operator to introduce advanced data services such as instant messaging, video surveillance, emergency services and more that are required by Moscow’s municipal organizations and emergency responders.

“We are entering the telecom market in Moscow with the ambitious goal of fully satisfying the growing demand for advanced broadband services that can be provided with fixed or wireless access, particularly from state and municipal organizations such as police, fire brigades, and other emergency responders as well as from corporate users,” said General Director MRS Alexander Grigorov. “We looked for an experienced, reliable partner able to deliver an end-to-end solution quickly and cost-effectively and for that reason we chose Alcatel-Lucent because of its technical expertise and experience in bringing innovative communications solutions to the market.”

“Alcatel-Lucent looks forward to equipping MRS with a solid, reliable technology foundation that will enable them to meet needs of their customers,” said Johan Vanderplaetse, Vice-President of Alcatel-Lucent CIS activities. “Our customers use Alcatel-Lucent’s solutions to address the complex technology challenges all over the world. We are sure that our cooperation will enable MRS to provide its customers with innovative, flexible and reliable services"

About Open Joint Stock Company “Multyservisnaya radioset” (MRS)
MRS wasestablished in 2004 with the assistance of the Moscow Government for:

* Solving municipal administrative and operational problems
* Public security enforcement in the pre-defined areas
* Implementing of real-time mobile video surveillance and transferring video data to a central location
* Providing broadband services to municipal organizations, corporate, and residential customers

Now, MRS is building an end-to-end IT infrastructure to support advanced telecommunication and multimedia services, and provide business application development, customization and maintenance services to the customers.


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