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Lucent Announces Major Contract Wins

HANOVER, Germany -- Jazztel plc ((NASDAQ, EASDAQ: JAZZ; Nuevo Mercado, Spain: JAZ) has selected Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) as a supplier of optical access technology for the first high-bandwidth, fibre-optic network serving small- and medium-sized businesses in Spain and Portugal. This agreement will allow Jazztel to initially reinforce the deployment of metropolitan optical networks in Spain's major cities. The contract, valued at US$22.7 million over the next four years, envisages a 12 million investment in 2001. Lucent has recently finished deploying the main components of the optical networking system that will serve Madrid and Barcelona.

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Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) today announced a three-year, multimillion Euro contract with Talkline of Germany to enable broadband and multimedia network access. Under the terms of the agreement, Lucent will provide Talkline with AnyMedia Access Systems for narrowband and broadband services. Following successful test installations, the first AnyMedia systems were deployed at the beginning of this year. By the end of 2001, Talkline, an international network operator and service provider, anticipates offering broadband access service in more than 100 locations to business and residential customers. The AnyMedia Access System is suitable for copper and optical fibre connections as well as for circuit- and packet-switched services.

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Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) today announced that it has implemented a broadband fixed wireless network (Wireless Local Loop, or WLL) for Broadnet in 42 German regions as part of a multi-million pound contract. Broadnet's new service over this broadband fixed wireless network is now available in major business centres across Germany. With low-cost broadband access to high-speed backbone networks, Broadnet is able to offer multimedia applications, voice, data, web hosting, web design, security solutions, VPN and Internet access to smaller and medium-sized firms.

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Lucent Technologies [NYSE:LU] today announced that it has signed an agreement with HighwayOne, a high-speed Internet applications provider, to expand its digital subscriber line (DSL) access network in Germany and across Europe. Under this initial agreement, worth up to US $62 million, Lucent will supply hardware, including its family of Stinger(tm) DSL access concentrators, as well as software and services.

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Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) has been selected to supply Deutsche Telekom with optical transmission systems for its Telekom Global Net optical backbone network under the terms of a multi-year contract. The terms of the contract are not being disclosed. Deutsche Telekom is investing in the Telekom Global Net project as part of its strategy of offering a seamless global service to its customers. With Lucent Technologies leading optical systems, this new network will enable Deutsche Telekom to do more than simply implement new broadband Internet services. The goal is to enable multinational companies to make direct use of global products and service packages.

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Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) today announced a contract with Arcor, a German telecommunications service provider, to supply the systems and services for Arcor's broadband access network build-out in Germany. Lucent's AnyMedia Access System will give Arcor a flexible network with access technology that can be used to offer a wide variety of services from a single platform. Construction of the access network is underway now. The first phase of the project, scheduled to be complete by mid-2001, includes integrating new access systems into Arcor's existing network and network management systems.

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