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Alcatel Upgrades T-Mobile's NL Backbone

Alcatel's optical multi-service transport solution enhances T-Mobile's delivery of mobile broadband services in the Netherlands

March 8, 2005

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PARIS -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced the successful upgrade of the existing backbone network of T-Mobile Netherlands, one of the leading mobile communications providers in the Netherlands and a subsidiary of Germany's Deutsche Telekom. Alcatel's optical multi-service transport solution enhances T-Mobile's network capacity enabling the delivery of new mobile broadband services to T-Mobile's 2,3 million subscribers.

Alcatel's Optical Multi-Service Node (OMSN) solution offers integrated Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) capabilities to support the increased broadband data traffic. Dutch subscribers will enjoy new user-centric services, which include mobile entertainment and broadband Internet. The new services expand T-Mobile's current offering of second-generation 2G/GSM and 2.5G /GPRS mobile services, as well as traditional voice services.

Interconnecting T-Mobile's mobile base stations, Alcatel's OMSN systems provide the advanced optical/packet aggregation capabilities to optimize the transport of ATM-based 3G UMTS traffic to different switching and gateways centers for ultimate delivery of multiple broadband applications and for connectivity to the public switched telephony network. Furthermore, the OMSN solution supports differentiated Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees and best-in-class network synchronization capabilities that are required for the aggregation of 2G, 2.5G and 3G mobile traffic.

"The implementation of Alcatel's solution has significantly decreased T-Mobile's operational expenditures for the backhauling of 2G, 2.5G and 3G mobile traffic," says Stephane Oge, Head of Planning and Engineering for T-Mobile Netherlands. "We have chosen Alcatel for its field proven know-how, as well as the flexibility and scalability of its data-aware optical networking equipment enabling us to introduce new broadband services fast and reliably."

Alcatel

T-Mobile International AG

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