Alcatel-Lucent Gets $10M Contract

Thailand’s mobile service provider True Move awards Alcatel-Lucent $10M GSM/EDGE expansion contract

June 3, 2008

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PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)today signed a USD 10 million GSM/EDGE expansion contract with TrueMove, one of the leading mobile operators in Thailand. This network enhancement and expansion will enable TrueMove to increase the capacity and coverage of its existing GSM/ EDGE network in Bangkok, Central-West, South and North regions of Thailand, and enhance its mobile traffic backhaul capabilities.

More and more people throughout Thailand want high-quality mobile communications services, both voice and more advanced capabilities, such as high-speed data connections. Alcatel-Lucent’s GSM/EDGE solutions will enable TrueMove to reduce its total cost of ownership, taking into account such critical factors as site acquisition and leasing costs, civil engineering requirements, as well as power consumption, transmission, and operating and maintenance costs.

“With the further expansion of their GSM/EDGE network, we are helping TrueMove anticipate customers’ needs more effectively and contribute to the development of the Kingdom and of digital inclusion. TrueMove represents a growing number of service providers in high-growth economies that have chosen Alcatel-Lucent’s solutions because they allow cost-effective upgrades,” said Frederic Rose, President of Alcatel-Lucent activities in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)

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