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Alcatel-Lucent Strengthens Its Leadership in the Mobile Backhaul Market

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Alcatel-Lucent Strengthens Its Leadership in the Mobile Backhaul Market08:00 EDT Tuesday, October 25, 2011Company expands its product portfolio to provide mobile operators with greater flexibility to meet exploding demand for mobile broadband services such as video and access to social networksCHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 4G World -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has once again been recognized for its leadership in the mobile backhaul market, with a new report by leading industry analyst firm Infonetics Research. In the report, Mobile Backhaul Equipment and Services - Biannual Worldwide and Regional Market Share, Size, and Forecasts, Alcatel-Lucent is cited as the leading vendor in the Ethernet cell site gateway and Ethernet mobile backhaul router market assessments for the first six months of 2011.  To build on that leadership, Alcatel-Lucent is enhancing its 7705 Services Aggregation Router (SAR) family to provide operators everywhere with a fast and efficient way of addressing the exploding demand for mobile broadband services such as video streams and downloads, mobile gaming, access to social networks and more. The new power-efficient, small footprint, high-performance 7705 SAR-M models provide operators with additional network flexibility in addressing their requirements for mobile backhaul, business services, and strategic industries such as Smart Grids.  The skyrocketing demand for high bandwidth applications is being driven by the widespread use of smartphones and tablets. Data applications require much more bandwidth than voice services, and operators need a more flexible and cost-effective way to quickly transform their backhaul networks to carry all of this mobile data traffic.  In response to this need, Alcatel-Lucent has been building up its backhaul portfolio over the past several years, and has secured a market-leading position.  The new 7705 SAR-M models expand and enhance the existing 7705 Services Aggregation Router (SAR) family. They support a variety of cell site access options including nxDS1/E1, Gigabit Ethernet, microwave, OADM, GPON and xDSL.  The 7705 SAR-M xDSL module, with support for up to 8-pair bonding over VDSL2, boosts data speeds over copper access networks and provides a clear evolution path to even higher data throughputs with  VDSL2 Vectoring technology.  Alcatel-Lucent's 7705 SAR product family makes the best use of operators' existing network access infrastructure ? whether microwave, copper or fiber-based - to transport all traffic from voice through to LTE mobile broadband data services such as high-definition video.  This provides operators with a solution that fully addresses all their customers' requirements in the speediest and most cost-effective way without compromising network performance.Philippe Keryer, President of the Networks Group at Alcatel-Lucent, said: "Alcatel-Lucent's leadership in the mobile backhaul market combined with our deep understanding of networks operating in very different environments means that we can help operators evolve their offer to enter the mobile internet era and satisfy all their customers' requirements. The 7705 SAR-M forms part of our end-to-end mobile backhaul solution and complements our ground-breaking new lightRadio? product family in supporting the swift delivery of the internet on the move, with the highest quality."About Alcatel-Lucent's Mobile backhaul solution Together with other Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Backhaul solution products such as the 9500 Microwave Packet Radio (MPR), 73xx Intelligent Services Access Manger (ISAM), 1850 Transport Service Switch (TSS), 7750 Services Router (SR) and the 5620 Services Aware Manager (SAM), the 7705 SAR product family offers a highly scalable, converged (support for 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE) and reliable end-to-end solution deployed by more than 80 operators globally. ABOUT ALCATEL-LUCENT (EURONEXT PARIS AND NYSE: ALU)The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in mobile, fixed, IP and Optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost centres of research and innovation in communications technology.With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach.The Company achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.SOURCE Alcatel-LucentFor further information: Press, Simon Poulter, simon.poulter@alcatel-lucent.com, +33 (0)1 40 76 50 84, or Leonard Pesheck, leonard.pesheck@alcatel-lucent.com, +1 630 713 6437; or Investor Relations, Frank MacCary, frank.maccary@alcatel-lucent.com, +33 (0)1 40 76 12 11, or Don Sweeney, don.sweeney@alcatel-lucent.com, +1 908 582 6153, or Tom Bevilacqua, thomas.bevilacqua@alcatel-lucent.com, +1 908 582 7998, or Constance De Cambiaire, constance.de_cambiaire@alcatel-lucent.com, +33 (0)1 40 76 10 13, all of Alcatel-Lucent