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Alcatel Touts Dell'Oro Ranking

According to Dell'Oro, Alcatel reinforced its number 2 position in the Multiservice Wide Area Network (MSWAN) market during Q3 with 26.3% of the market

December 20, 2005

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PARIS -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced thataccording to research from Dell’Oro, Alcatel reinforced its #2 position in the worldwide MultiserviceWide Area Network (MSWAN) market during the third quarter of 2005, garnering 26.3% of themarket following a 3% increase in quarter over quarter revenue.

Alcatel experienced a robust third quarter with particular strength in the MSWAN business for bothfixed and mobile aggregation.

As operators move to new IP/MPLS services, Alcatel’s multiservice IP portfolio becomes more criticalsince it enables a smooth transition between existing and new services. More than one -third of theAlcatel 7670 Routing Switch Platform (RSP) customers have turned on its IP/MPLS features, allowingthose operators to mix traditional ATM, frame relay and TDM with new Ethernet and IP/MPLSservices. As a result, those operators protect their existing investment as they simultaneouslyintroduce advanced offerings from the same platform.

“Our strength in MSWAN this past quarter reflects Alcatel’s continued investment in the portfolio toensure it meets the unique needs of our customers,” said Basil Alwan, president of Alcatel’s IPactivities. “Our relationships with both fixed and mobile operators ensure we have a solidunderstanding of their specific challenges as they make the transition to an IP/MPLS-based networkwhile still reaping the benefits of their installed MSWAN infrastructure.”

To date, more than 450 service providers around the world have selected Alcatel’s MSWAN portfolioincluding AT&T, BT, Korea Telecom and mobile operators SFR, QTel and Proximus.

Alcatel (NYSE: ALA; Paris: CGEP:PA)

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