Lucent wins $30M contract to supply Tata Teleservices with Flexent base stations that support 3G CDMA2000 1X service as well as mobile switching center upgrades

June 15, 2004

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NEW DELHI, India -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU - News) today announced it has been awarded a contract worth nearly $30 million to support the CDMA network expansion of Tata Teleservices in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Lucent will provide equipment, software and services to increase the coverage and capacity of Tata's network in this market.

Under the agreement, Lucent will supply Tata Teleservices with Lucent Flexent(TM) base stations that support 3G CDMA2000 1X service as well as upgrades for its mobile switching centers. The deployment will increase voice capacity on the network and enable Tata Teleservices to deliver a variety of value-added mobile high-speed data services such as video streaming and high- speed Internet access to more customers.

"This contract highlights Lucent's leadership in the CDMA market in India and underscores its strong relationship with Tata Teleservices", said Cindy Christy, president of Lucent's Mobility Solutions Group. "We appreciate the opportunity to support Tata Teleservices' CDMA network expansion and are pleased to be able to help them deliver compelling new 3G services to their business and consumer customers."

This contract builds on Lucent's existing relationship with Tata Teleservices. Lucent has been working with Tata Teleservices on the development of its CDMA network since 1997.

"At Tata Teleservices, we are rapidly expanding across circles and increasing our range of value added services. Lucent's leadership in the development and deployment of CDMA spread-spectrum technology, coupled with its strong customer support capabilities in India were key factors in our decision to select Lucent for this project," said Mr. Ajay Madan, chief technology officer, Tata Teleservices.

Lucent Technologies Inc. Tata Teleservices Ltd.

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