Deal will expand the Internet access capacity of the carrier's network

August 17, 2000

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MURRAY HILL, N.J. -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU - news) today announced it has received a contract worth up to $200 million from Sprint Corporation (NYSE: FON - news) to expand the Internet access capacity of the carrier's network and deliver next-generation Internet services to customers nationwide. Under the agreement, Lucent will supply its new APX(TM) 8000 Multiservice Access Switch, NavisAccess(TM) network management software and NetworkCare(SM) Professional Services, including program management, installation and testing. Sprint also will deploy Lucent's Softswitch Internet Call Diversion (ICD) solution.

"Sprint has long been known as a leader in the Internet Services market, particularly with regard to providing high-performing, secure, well-managed networks, innovative application offers, and responsive customer care," said Vince Molinaro, Lucent Technologies vice president - North America. "We're delighted to have this opportunity to provide the technology and support to help Sprint expand its multi-service market reach and deliver compelling new services."

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