Italy’s Wind launches IPTV service with Alcatel-Lucent

December 6, 2007

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PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that Wind, a leading Italian telecommunications company, has launched a nationwide commercial IPTV offering based on Alcatel-Lucent’s market leading solutions and the Microsoft Mediaroom Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and multimedia platform. Wind’s IPTV service is available to more than 2 million households in its first phase and offers an enhanced triple play user experience by enabling user-friendly features like instant channel change, multiple picture-in-picture, personal video recorder (PVR) functionality and video on demand (VoD).

The launch represents an important milestone in the multi-year frame agreement under which Alcatel-Lucent has been deploying its Triple Play Service Delivery Architecture (TPSDA) and is the end-to-end network integrator. Alcatel-Lucent’s IPTV solution includes an IP/MPLS network infrastructure based on its 7750 Service Router (SR), combined with integration and implementation expertise. Alcatel-Lucent’s solution integrates the Microsoft Mediaroom platform for TV service delivery. The solution leverages Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Transformation Centers (IPTCs) resources encompassing network, service platforms and OSS/BSS systems.

“As our long term partner for triple play deployment and IP network transformation, Alcatel-Lucent is helping us to enhance our service offering and pioneer advanced and innovative IPTV features to our customers,” said Khaled Bichara, chief operating officer, Wind. “This effort will create sustained value for Wind through increased revenues and customer loyalty, strengthening our competitive position in the Italian marketplace.”

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)

Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA

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