Lucent Wins $36M Army Contract

Lucent Technologies awarded network upgrade contracts with US Army valued at $36.3 million

April 14, 2005

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MURRAY HILL, N.J. -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) today announced several contracts, totaling $36.3 million, with the United States Department of the Army to provide network integration and professional services for a communications infrastructure upgrades at U.S. Army installations in North America and Europe. The agreements are in support of the Army’s Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP), which is focused on upgrading voice and data network infrastructure at Army bases around the world.

The bases included in the Lucent contract include three U.S.-based facilities: Ft. Gordon and Fort Benning in Georgia and Scofield Enclave in Hawaii and three U.S. Army bases in Germany: Husterhohe Kaserne, Pulaski Barracks, and Kleber Kaserne. In 2003, Lucent announced an earlier group of contracts with the Army valued at $50 million for infrastructure upgrades at Army installations in North America and Asia.

Lucent Worldwide Services (LWS) will provide a variety of services at each base including installation, integration and ongoing maintenance of the new communications infrastructure that ties together voice switches and high-speed optical and data equipment.

“The bottom line is that by creating robust, next-generation networks we are enabling critical communications and information to flow seamlessly between military bases and ultimately to troops in the field,” said Rick Miller, president of Government Solutions at Lucent Technologies, “Our track record and stellar performance continues to enable us to win contracts with the Army. Lucent is particularly sensitive to the specific security needs of the U.S. military, and we have a unique team of experienced professionals that specialize in the complex, multi-vendor integration work that is required to complete these upgrades.”

Lucent and its predecessor has had a team of people dedicated to working with the Army as part of the I3MP project for more than 12 years.

Lucent Technologies Inc.

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