Alcatel Streams for Orange

Alcatel provides an integrated end-to-end solution to Orange for its streaming video service

April 23, 2004

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PARIS -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced that it has delivered to Orange France, the leading mobile operator in France, an integrated end-to-end solution that allowed the operator to launch on its existing GSM/GPRS network its new "Orange World Video" service, the first mobile video service in France.

Thanks to the solution delivered by Alcatel, Orange France already can provide its GPRS subscribers with access to video trailers, video clips or live events related to sports, music, movie pictures and TV shows.

Alcatel provides the turnkey integration and hosting of the overall video streaming solution. Alcatel's solution integrates the streaming server from PacketVideo Networks Solution, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alcatel, the AtomiZ Media K Factory live and on-demand video management system, and the audio video delivery platform provided by CVF, a subsidiary of France Telecom.

This integration project was carried out in a record-setting time by Alcatel, in partnership with the CVF and AtomiZ teams, which confirms Alcatel's capabilities and efficiency in the integration of end-user mobile services.

This contract builds upon the selection by the Orange Group of the PacketVideo Network Solutions streaming solution to deliver mobile audio and video services across Europe, a solution that has already been integrated by Alcatel into the suite of 3G end-user services developed and installed by Alcatel for Orange's UMTS experimental network in France.

"This project comes as a significant new step in Alcatel's strategy to become a leader in 2.5G/GPRS and 3G/UMTS video solutions," stated Jean-Michel Cornille, President of Alcatel's mobile solutions and activities. "At the beginning of this project, we took the challenging commitment to integrate this new video service into Orange's network in less than six weeks and we made it thanks to outstanding team work orchestrated by Alcatel's project team. "

Alcatel SA

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