Alcatel, Road 9 Target FTTU

Alcatel and Road 9 partner to deploy FTTU networks for builders and developers

January 14, 2005

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DALLAS -- Alcatel (NYSE: ALA - News) and Road 9 have formed an alliance to serve the growing FTTU market for new home construction throughout the US. Road 9 specializes in the design, build and operation of FTTU networks for Master Planned Community developers. This alliance offers new home builders and developers a complete solution by providing turn-key design, build and operating business models resulting in improved technology for home owners and increased sales for builders and developers.

Alcatel will work with Road 9 to design advanced FTTU networks which will be deployed in new homes using Alcatel's 7340 FTTU platform. The technology and services provided by Alcatel will enable Road 9 to design, deploy and operate advanced networks in partnership with new home builders and developers, and to provide home owners with better video services than traditional cable TV, faster Internet connectivity, as well as advanced voice services using VoIP technology.

Builders and developers benefit from ongoing revenue opportunities through their ability to provide superior, future-proof communication services to home owners via fiber technologies. This opportunity further reinforces the move toward fiber based technologies by many of the large US operators.

"We are well aligned with Alcatel to jointly pursue opportunities in the master planned community marketplace," said Davis Lewis, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Road 9. "As a result of this alliance, Road 9's unique business model and partnerships combined with Alcatel's world class FTTU platform and market expertise create one of the few truly turn-key solutions available in the industry today."

"With Alcatel's 7340 FTTU solution, Road 9 can partner with builders and developers to offer home owners a complete solution including voice, data and video services or any combination thereof," said Mike Dobbs, senior vice president of Alcatel's Access Business in North America. "Deploying a future proof network composed completely of fiber not only supports current customer requirements, but ensures that future service needs will be met as well."

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