Lucent Technologies selected by KPN to support the rollout of next-generation Ethernet services for enterprise customers

April 20, 2006

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HILVERSUM, The Netherlands -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU - News) today announced that it has been selected by KPN to supply network equipment, software and services to support the rollout of Ethernet-based services to KPN's enterprise customers in The Netherlands. The Ethernet equipment for the deployment is being supplied by World Wide Packets under a newly established global reseller agreement with Lucent for business and residential fibre to the premise (FTTP) customer premises equipment (CPE) solutions. Lucent Worldwide Services will deploy and maintain the network.Under the agreement, Lucent and World Wide Packets will provide KPN with CPE that will support broadband connections between enterprise locations and KPN's state-of-the-art Ethernet-based transmission network, enabling KPN's customers to access a broad range of value-added business applications.

"This enhanced network will enable us to expand and strengthen our Ethernet-based business service offerings for our customers," said Jan van Bekkum, Manager Marketing and Portfolio Management of Broadband Services of KPN. "We are very pleased with the support we have received from Lucent and World Wide Packets, and look forward to continuing this valuable collaboration."

"Lucent is delighted to be working once again with KPN to supply value-added services to their subscribers," said Huub de Klerk, vice president Sales North Europe at Lucent Technologies. "The newly established relationship with World Wide Packets has provided another valuable set of tools that complement our existing portfolio and further expands our ability to meet our customers' need for comprehensive, end-to-end solutions."

Under its agreement with World Wide Packets, Lucent will resell key elements of the LightningEdge® family of products, which provide premises-based connectivity for optical fiber-based point-to-point Ethernet networks. The solution enables KPN to extend its business service offerings to businesses of all sizes, from single company office building to multi-tenant business locations.

"We appreciate the opportunity to work with Lucent to support the needs of innovative operators such as KPN," said Chad Whalen, SVP Global Sales & Marketing, World Wide Packets. "Our LightningEdge product family offers a cost-effective alternative for businesses to utilise the powerful capabilities of Carrier Ethernet technology."

Lucent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LU)

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