Alcatel Wins at China Mobile

Alcatel wins €53M GSM/GPRS network expansion contracts with China Mobile in Shaanxi and Jiangsu provinces

October 26, 2006

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PARIS -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced that it has secured three separate GSM and GPRS expansion contracts with Chinese mobile service providers, Shaanxi Mobile Communication Company Limited (Shaanxi MCC) and Jiangsu Mobile Communication Company Limited (Jiangsu MCC), both subsidiaries of China Mobile. The contracts, valued at approximately Euro 53 million, were won through Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Alcatel's flagship company in China. They confirm Alcatel's growing momentum in the country.

Under the contract with Shaanxi MCC, Alcatel will provide and install its Evolium® GSM/EDGE platform to expand mobile service in five major cities across Shaanxi Province: Yulin, Yan'an, Shangluo, Baoji and Xianyang. To ensure quality of service, Alcatel has reinforced its rural coverage solution with indoor and outdoor base stations.

Alcatel will also provide Shaanxi MCC with its Alcatel's advanced TCA™-compliant SGSN (Serving GPRS Support Node), that will enable nearly one million additional subscribers to take advantage of enhanced mobile voice and data services, such as web browsing, video streaming, and instant messaging.

Alcatel's contract with Jiangsu MCC provides for installation of Alcatel's Evolium® GSM/EDGE solutions including Base Stations (BTS), Base Station Controllers (BSC), Transcoder (TC), Multi-BSS Fast Packet Server (MFS) and Operation & Maintenance Center for Radio (OMC-R). Once deployed the network will serve subscribers in Jiangsu Province located in the cities of Nanjing, Yangzhou, Xuzhou, Huaian, Yancheng, Lianyungang, Suqian and Taizhou. This is the 9th GSM network expansion contract that Alcatel has secured with Jiangsu MCC.

Alcatel (NYSE: ALA; Paris: CGEP:PA)

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