Lucent Lands IP DSLAM Deal

Lucent completes installation of 80,000 new ADSL access ports in Telefonica de Argentina's network; more than 60,000 use IP DSLAM technology

September 10, 2004

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BUENOS AIRES -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU - News) today announced that it has completed the installation of 80,000 new ADSL (Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line) access ports in the Telefonica de Argentina network as part of the agreement between the two companies reached last March. More than 60,000 of the new access ports deployed use DSLAM IP technology.As the sole supplier to date of DSLAM IP technology for Telefonica de Argentina, Lucent is supporting the operator in its plans to expand coverage and speed up the introduction of broadband services in the country.

The new ADSL Stinger® FS+ ports will allow Telefonica de Argentina to meet the growing demand for broadband services from business and residential customers, who will now have access to high-speed Internet access, as well as new services over DSL in the future. With the implementation of the new ports, Lucent has now installed more than 100,000 ADSL ports in the Telefonica de Argentina network.

"The use of Lucent's advanced solution for broadband access represents substantial cost savings, both in equipment and in the operation of the network, while we prepare to launch innovative services for the future," said Rofoldo E. Holzer, Network Director for Telefonica de Argentina.

As part of the agreement, Lucent also supplied Telefonica de Argentina with its Stinger MRT (Micro Remote Terminal) access concentrator. Lucent Worldwide Services provided engineering, installation and technical support services for the rapid execution of this project. Lucent also installed its Stinger® FS+ Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) that offers innovative functionalities such as Virtual LANs, Gigabit Ethernet interface, IP Multicasting, and service aggregation.

Lucent Technologies Inc.

Telefònica SA

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