Lucent Wins at Telefónica

Lucent expands contract with Telefónica for carrier Ethernet routers to support IPTV service growth

October 10, 2006

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PARIS -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) today announced the expansion of its agreement with Telefónica de España to supply its most advanced Carrier Ethernet platform, the Lucent Ethernet Router 15800, to support subscriber and service growth for Telefonica´s "Imagenio" IPTV service - currently serving more than 300,000 customers in Spain - and to help support the introduction of its IPTV and "triple play" voice, data and video services in additional markets in the country. The platforms have also been deployed in support of Telefonica´s fast-growing eBA network, which provides a wide range of business services for enterprise customers.

The Lucent Ethernet Router 15800 (recently acquired from Riverstone Networks) is designed to support very high-capacity data services in metropolitan networks, and has been deployed by Telefónica de España in key markets to address increasing customer demand for the operator´s residential and business services, and to support anticipated increases in data traffic as Telefonica begins to launch high-definition TV services. These deployments expand on Lucent´s earlier Carrier Ethernet supply agreement with Telefonica, announced in September 2004.

"The successful launch of Imagenio has placed greater demand on our network, and as a result we need to be able to cost-effectively support dramatic increases in high-bandwidth video traffic," said Vicente San Miguel, general director of Infrastructure and Information Systems, Telefonica Group. "The Carrier Ethernet routers from Lucent have proven to be an ideal platform for addressing our video delivery requirements."

Lucent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LU)

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