Alcatel Wins Chilean Metro Ethernet Project

Alcatel provides metro Ethernet network to GTD Group in Chile, and announces it has now installed a total of 1M DSL lines in Brazil

November 4, 2004

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PARIS -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced Chilean telecommunications operator, GTD Group, has selected Alcatel to provide a scalable and reliable MPLS-based metro Ethernet network to deliver virtual private network (VPN) services to GTD's corporate customers throughout the Santiago metropolitan area.

Headquartered in Santiago, GTD Group is a leading provider of telecommunications services to business customers, including local and long-distance voice, and data. With the Alcatel solution, GTD will be able to offer a full range of services from a single IP/MPLS-based network with extremely fast time to market compared with competitor solutions. The Alcatel solution also provides GTD the flexibility to offer any service at any port, including such high-value services as IP VPNs, virtual private LAN service and virtual leased line. In addition, GTD can ensure application-level Quality of Service (QoS) for multiple, concurrent classes of service from best effort to mission critical, while maintaining the security and integrity of the information.

"After six months of analysis and comparison, GTD is proud to have chosen the Alcatel platform to offer next generation services to our customers," said Mr Mauricio Bernstein, Technical Manager of GTD Teleductos. "In 1998, we were the first service supplier to build a pure IP network in Chile. Now, once again, we are technology pioneers by implementing a layer two and layer three MPLS network to provide our clients with very flexible services. This new architecture will allow us to provide enormous scalability and redundancy to respond to the most extreme requirements of our clients, while allowing us to implement QoS schemes for the different traffic from each of our clients."

In a separate release:

PARIS -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced that it has achieved the milestone of 1 million digital subscriber lines (DSL) installed in Brazil. Alcatel's market leadership in Brazil is more than twice that of its nearest competitor in the country. Alcatel's DSL customers in Brazil are Telemar, Telefonica, and Brazil Telecom.

The installed base of Alcatel in Brazil includes Alcatel's Advanced Service Access Manager, Alcatel's remote DSL product portfolio, and Alcatel's Litespan NGDLC. These products form the basis of Brazil's next wave of user-centric broadband services including high speed Internet access, broadcast TV, video on demand, and next generation voice over IP services.

Broadband services have become essential for the success of any complete telecom services offering. More and more global service providers are preparing for the next wave of broadband deployment: offering a full set of user-centric personalized triple-play services with a penetration that approaches a complete coverage of the households in their country. They understand the need for a broadband access network that offers more bandwidth that can be flexibly deployed to more customers simultaneously with increased service intelligence.

"Our strength lies in the fact that we are a trusted partner, with customer-focused professional services and field-proven high-quality products. At the same time we continue to successfully pave the way for the broadband access solutions of the future, in a market that is still accelerating thanks to the momentum of Video over DSL VoIP. With our global experience, we are ideally positioned to partner with telecom operators to deliver exceptional broadband services," says Michel Rahier, chief operating officer of Alcatel's fixed communications activities.

Alcatel SA

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