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Alcatel-Lucent introduces new services to reduce network energy consumption


New energy assessments, alternative energy suite as part of the company’s commitment to eco-sustainability

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced a new professional services suite called “Sustainable Power”. This new global solution offering supports growing customer demand for eco-friendly, sustainable network energy solutions and for the reduction of their current energy consumption and costs. Through this suite, Alcatel-Lucent offers new professional network services to help customers analyze their network’s power consumption requirements, identify areas where improvements can be made to existing infrastructure as well as make recommendations on alternative energy solutions such as wind, solar, and fuel cells.

Alcatel-Lucent’s “Sustainable Power” practice is a multi-vendor solution designed for mobile and wireline service providers, independent telecommunications providers, government agencies, corporations, municipalities and campuses. It ranges from detailed power and battery assessment, grounding survey, power design order, equipment engineering, material sourcing services, equipment installation to equipment and battery removal and disposition. The solution also supports planning and design services which mitigate the risk of a network outage as well as business contingency plans when implementing network power solutions.

With today’s announcement, Alcatel-Lucent will now offer the following services:

* a new energy assessment service to analyze existing network power infrastructure and upgrade current systems to meet environmental requirements
* an expanded multi-vendor power product and services portfolio with alternative energy systems including wind, solar and fuel cells
* an expanded equipment removal service with new recycling capabilities to dispose of assets in a eco-friendly way that complies with Federal and local regulations

Alcatel-Lucent currently is working with Cavalier Telephone, a full-service competitive communications provider (CLEC) based in Richmond, Va., to renovate its existing battery backup system in a network that spans the mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Southeast areas of the United States.

“Cavalier is committed to deploying eco-friendly, sustainable network energy solutions – like upgrading our backup power system – and to doing so in a way that keeps our existing network fully operational during the process,” said, Jim Vermeulen, Vice President Operations Cavalier Telephone, Richmond VA. “Working with a single vendor to reconfigure our plant cabling, perform battery load tests and recycled the old batteries saved us money and made the project easier to manage.”

“Today, energy consumption is a global business challenge dramatically impacting the bottom line of every organization. We believe that energy system assessments and improvements will be critical to maintaining a competitive advantage in an era where resources are increasingly expensive and constrained,” stated Andy Williams, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Services business activities. “Alcatel-Lucent is ready with a wide array of services to help customers in many industries improve their current network power consumption and to find ways to use emerging alternative technologies to prepare for a future where traditional energy resources will be costly and less available. As we look ahead to 2009 and beyond, organizations which proactively evaluate and upgrade their power systems will have a significant strategic advantage over those who pursue a business-as-usual approach. We’re ready to help with over 20,000 service professionals worldwide and one of the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of vendor-agnostic network energy solutions”, he added.


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