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Alcatel-Lucent receives U.S. Government’s Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) approval on two metro optical products


LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) dedicated to serving the U.S. government community, announced today that two Alcatel-Lucent products sold to the federal government by LGS, the Alcatel-Lucent 1665 DMX Data Multiplexer and 1665 DMXtend Multiplexer, were certified as interoperable with the Defense Switched Network (DSN) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC). As a result, these two metro optical products have been added to the DoD Approved Products List (APL).

The Alcatel-Lucent 1665 DMX and 1665 DMXtend are next-generation multiplexers designed for high-capacity voice, data and video transport. The Department of Defense and enterprises of all sizes throughout the United States deploy these products, giving these optical networks the ability to carry and interface with more cost-effective, next-generation Ethernet services.

Alcatel-Lucent is spearheading the transformation of optical transport from legacy technologies to packet. The company provides a complete portfolio of optical products that support a broad range of services and applications such as triple play, Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and 3G mobile backhauling. Alcatel-Lucent is the world leader in optical networking with a 23.3% market share in 2006 (Source: Ovum RHK).

About LGS

LGS designs and delivers Transformed Communications and R&D-based technology solutions to the U.S. government community. Leveraging the world-class R&D of Bell Labs and innovation of Alcatel-Lucent, with global reach and expertise, LGS challenges itself to solve the unsolvable and deliver secure, reliable, standards-based solutions to its customers. LGS, headquartered in Vienna, Va., and with offices in California, Colorado, Maryland, New Jersey and North Carolina, was created by joining the Lucent and Alcatel Government business units and Bell Labs Government. For more information about LGS visit external

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 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 adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:


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