Lucent Deploys in Moscow

Lucent completes deployment of 450MHz CDMA2000 1X network for Moscow Cellular Communications

October 30, 2003

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MOSCOW -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU - News) today announced the successful deployment of a new CDMA2000® 1X (IMT-MC 450) network for Moscow Cellular Communications (MCC), a mobile operator serving Moscow and the greater Moscow region. The new Lucent-supplied frequency band enables MCC to offer its subscribers in Moscow and the surrounding suburbs high-quality voice and high-speed data services such as e-mail, video downloads and secure access to corporate applications at speeds of up to 153 kilobits per second.

The commercial launch of this new network is part of the SKYLINK initiative to create a single Russian national network based on the leading-edge IMT-MC 450 standard. On Nov. 1, MCC will begin connecting Moscow subscribers to the SKYLINK network, enabling MCC to offer high-quality voice and high-speed data services to a greater population of potential users. SKYLINK users will be able to seamlessly roam in the Northwest region and Byelorussia, where other IMT-MC 450 networks are available.

To help MCC deploy the commercial network, Lucent provided advanced Flexent® CDMA2000 1X base stations, along with Lucent PacketStar(TM) PSAX Multiservice Media Gateways and its next-generation SDH optical products, the Metropolis® ADM MultiService Mux together with Metropolis® AM, to help MCC more efficiently transport voice and data traffic. Lucent Worldwide Services (LWS) provided installation support, network integration, and other services to help accelerate the launch of the commercial network. Together with ... experts, LWS also helped plan and optimise the network to achieve optimal performance.

"We are gratified to know that the joint efforts of Lucent and MCC specialists made advanced communication services available to the residents of Saint Petersburg and now Moscow. It is not a simple task to implement a next-generation network in a very short period of time, and together we successfully accomplished it. In the near future, we will further expand our network both in Moscow and the Moscow Region," said Victor Ustyuzhanin, general director of ....

The Lucent IMT-MC 450 solution makes efficient use of MCC's spectrum, enabling the operator to continue to operate the NMT-450 network in the allocated frequency band, while maintaining national roaming within the Federal Network, SOTEL.

"Being the first to market with an IMT-MC 450 network solution, we are glad to see that the technology is being aggressively deployed. Based on our experience in Saint Petersburg, we are confident that it will be widely accepted. We also continue to develop further enhancements, one of which will enable service providers to offer rich data services at speeds exceeding two Megabits per second in the near future," said Dmitry Kamensky, general director of Lucent Technologies in Russia and CIS.

Lucent Technologies Inc.

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