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Alcatel-Lucent Selected by Telmex as a Key Supplier to Build Latin America's Largest and Fastest Broadband Access Network

Monday, February 06, 2012

Alcatel-Lucent Selected by Telmex as a Key Supplier to Build Latin America's Largest and Fastest Broadband Access Network08:00 EST Monday, February 06, 2012MEXICO CITY and PARIS, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced the launch of one of Latin America's largest broadband access networks with Telmex. Alcatel-Lucent has been selected as a key supplier for the deployment of a superfast broadband access network based on VDSL2 and GPON technologies in Mexico, to meet growing demand for connectivity, super high-speed Internet and high-bandwidth applications, such as video-on-demand, entertainment, social networks and other services.Telmex has engaged in an aggressive effort to expand VDSL2 and fiber-optics network coverage to connect millions of homes to super high-speed Internet services.  The operator is seeking to deliver increased benefits for end users including higher speeds, increases in available bandwidth and access to a wide variety of multimedia content.Alcatel-Lucent is Telmex's strategic supplier for this effort, providing a wide range of technology solutions, including:The latest generation of VDSL2 broadband access technology (Very High Bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line), deployed in street cabinets throughout cities and municipalities to deliver super high-speed access. State-of-the-art GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Networking) technology to deliver more bandwidth to subscribers, improve the performance of current applications and prepare the network for the fast introduction of new services and applications. Alcatel-Lucent's advanced IP/MPLS Carrier Ethernet solution, which will allow a more efficient traffic management and support the delivery of broadband services to a dramatically greater number of subscribers."This is a strategic project that reinforces our long-term and very successful relationship with Telmex," said Mr. Pierre Chaume, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent in Mexico. "With our advanced broadband access technologies, the new network will allow Telmex to reliably move huge amounts of traffic and multimedia content to remote areas, with better quality signals, ultra high speeds of up to 100 megabits per second per subscriber, and substantial savings in maintenance costs." Visit our website to find out how Alcatel-Lucent is delivering faster broadband with a full toolkit of fiber and advanced copper solutions to "get to fast, faster".About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost R&D organizations, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent is committed to making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission - Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.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: CONTACT: Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts: Simon Poulter, simon.poulter@alcatel-lucent.com, +33 (0)1 40 76 50 84, or Marco Malfavon, marco.malfavon@alcatel-lucent.com, +1-954-885-2810; Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations: Frank MacCary, frank.maccary@alcatel-lucent.com, + 33 (0)1 40 76 12 11, 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