Lucent Expands Verizon Dominicana

Lucent Technologies increases capacity of Verizon Dominicana's 3G network to support one million subscribers

July 5, 2005

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SANTO DOMINGO, D.R. -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) and Verizon Dominicana today announced that they have increased the capacity of the operator's third-generation (3G) CDMA2000(R) network in the Dominican Republic to support one million subscribers within a single mobile switching center (MSC). This is the first Lucent MSC outside of the United States to support one million subscribers -- improving network efficiency and reducing operational expenses and real estate costs for Verizon Dominicana.

This milestone is part of an ongoing network expansion project that began when Lucent first deployed the CDMA2000 network for Verizon Dominicana in 2003. Lucent continues to expand the capacity and coverage of the network with various upgrades and enhancements, while Lucent Worldwide Services is providing network installation and maintenance services.

"The continued expansion of our CDMA2000 network reinforces Verizon Dominicana's leading position and commitment to continuously improving network quality and customer satisfaction," said Jorge Ivan Ramirez, president of Verizon Dominicana.

"By minimizing the need for additional real estate for more MSCs and other expenses associated with deploying new MSCs such as personnel to monitor the equipment, we are becoming more efficient," added Isaac Madera, director of network planning for Verizon Dominicana.

"We are pleased to partner with Verizon Dominicana as they continue to expand their 3G network, after having successfully collaborated on the initial deployment of this advanced voice and high-speed data network back in 2003," said Bill Hopson, Lucent Technologies sales vice president. "This latest milestone showcases our commitment to protect Verizon Dominicana's existing infrastructure investment and help them maintain their leadership position in the Dominican Republic market."

Lucent Technologies Inc.

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