Hutchison Global Communications selects Alcatel's service router to to meet demand for VPLS and Virtual Leased Line (VLL) services

July 13, 2004

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PARIS -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced that HutchisonGlobal Communications Limited (HGC), a leading Asian telecommunications service providerheadquartered in Hong Kong, has selected the Alcatel service routing solution. Given the highlyreliableand scalable nature of the Alcatel solution, HGC will be able to meet the growing marketdemand for high-quality IP-based services such as Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) and VirtualLeased Line (VLL).

HGC will deploy the Alcatel 7750 Service Router (SR) and Alcatel 5620 network managementportfolio in its convergence of Metro Ethernet backbone network onto a single, highly reliable,scalable and flexible infrastructure. Based on the Service Router’s unique ability to provideHierarchical Quality of Service, HGC will not only guarantee bandwidth for high-priority servicesand applications, but also share any unused bandwidth between other service classes, improvingnetwork utilization and efficiency. This capability also allows them to deliver service level agreements(SLAs) at an individual application level.

“To uphold our commitment to bringing best-of-breed telecommunications services to our customers,we always deploy innovative technologies over our extensive self-owned optical fiber network inHong Kong. Alcatel IP Service Router and network management portfolio is one of the examples,”said Gilbert Lam, engineering director of HGC. “Alcatel’s top-notch equipment and service knowhowwill help enhance our Metro Ethernet network performance in Hong Kong, which is key to ourprovision of highly resilient and reliable yet cost-effective data applications and services to ourcustomers.”

“The Hong Kong telecom market has always been extremely competitive. In order to win, serviceproviders are actively seeking solutions to increase the value of their services, their profit margin andutilization of their networks,” said Basil Alwan, President of Alcatel’s IP activities. “The advancedservice-oriented features on our market-leading IP service router solution help strengthen HGC’scompetitive differentiation by allowing them to deliver new revenue generating services and expandtheir market opportunities.”

Alcatel SA

Hutchison Global Communications Ltd.

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