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AlcaLu Unveils New ONTs

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2/24/2010

LISBON, Portugal -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has significantly enhanced its portfolio of gigabit passive optical network (GPON)-based optical network terminals (ONTs). The addition of eight new models allows Alcatel-Lucent to respond to service providers’ specific ONT-requests in record time and fully support their aggressive time-to-market objectives when deploying fiber-based networks. ONTs are located at end-users’ premises and convert optical signals back into electrical voice, video or data. Their smooth deployment and installation is absolutely crucial to a quick adoption of fiber-based services offerings, and should not be hampered by the need for service providers’ specific, one-off feature requests.

Alcatel-Lucent’s expanded ONT portfolio presents service providers with more options when extending fiber to multiple dwelling units (MDUs) and single family homes. For instance, as part of this announcement Alcatel-Lucent now also offers indoor models with integrated residential gateway and Wi-Fi features.

With this announcement Alcatel-Lucent not only continues its role as offering the largest GPON ONT portfolio in the industry but also demonstrates its commitment to providing unrivalled timeto- market. Its ultimate aim: the creation of true multi-vendor GPON networks without operational challenges.

“Alcatel-Lucent continues to innovate in the GPON space, encouraging the adoption of fiber-tothe- home by breaking down interoperability barriers and deployment challenges,” says Dave Geary, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s wireline networks activities. “A couple of months ago, we announced a first important initiative to realize this vision, by sharing our OMCI specifications with other vendors. In the meantime, Alcatel-Lucent has been furthering this effort by incorporating in its products the OMCI implementer’s guide version-2, a standards-based OMCI for GPON networks. Today’s expansion of our GPON ONT portfolio is another concrete proof point of our commitment to fiber.”

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)

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