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Alcatel, Vodafone Team Up

PARIS -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP. PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced it has signed a Global Framework Agreement with the Vodafone Group to supply an end-to-end portfolio of product and service solutions to the Vodafone operating companies worldwide.

Thanks to the breadth and scope of Alcatel's product portfolio and its end-to-end solutions, this new partnership will help Vodafone to achieve its strategic goals by providing Vodafone operating companies with the option to leverage Alcatel's products where there is a strategic fit.

Detlef Schultz, Global Supply Chain Director of the Vodafone Group commented: "In order to realise new business opportunities across the Group in a co-ordinated and focused way it is often important to put in place global agreements that our operating companies can leverage. Technology is no exception and will play a key part in delivering our strategic aims. Alcatel's global reach and its competitive, diverse portfolio across various technologies, will help us to maximise our networks' potential and deliver on our customers' future and current needs right across the Group.

Marc Rouanne, President of Alcatel's mobile communications activities stated: "To receive such prestigious recognition from the Vodafone Group reinforces Alcatel's position as a key player in shaping the future of telecoms networks."

Alcatel offers solutions and capabilities to support the innovations that will enable telecoms operators to continually evolve their networks and accelerate the delivery of innovative and differentiating services to their customers.

Alcatel (NYSE: ALA; Paris: CGEP:PA)

Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD)

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