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Excelcomindo Expands Network

Indonesian mobile operator Excelcomindo awards Alcatel-Lucent multi-million Euro network expansion contract

April 30, 2007

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PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has been awarded a multi-million Euro GSM/GPRS network expansion contract from PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk, (XL), one of Indonesia’s leading mobile service providers. The new contract will primarily cover the provincial capital and major cities on the Indonesian island of Sumatra and enable XL to provide mobile service to a greater number of the island’s nearly 45 million inhabitants.

The project is a key step forward for XL in realizing its strategy of expanding its network outside of Java to tap into new subscriber markets and maintain its competitive position. Under the terms of the contract, Alcatel-Lucent will provide XL with hundreds of new base stations, its Evolium® Base Station Subsystem hardware and software, as well as a comprehensive suite of network integration services, including network optimization, system support and general project management.

“In deploying this network our intent is to enhance the quality of communications service in Sumatra,” said Hasnul Suhaimi, President Director of XL. “Through the expansion of XL’s network, we will be able to meet growing customer demand for service and improve customer satisfaction. We also expect that enhanced communications service will have a positive impact on regional economic growth.”

The project substantially strengthens Alcatel-Lucent’s position in the Indonesian mobile market and extends the range of wireless solutions that Alcatel-Lucent provides to XL. Previously, Alcatel-Lucent successfully deployed 2G mobile network equipment for XL in the Aceh Province.

“XL has a strong vision for expanding mobile service in Indonesia, and Alcatel-Lucent is well-positioned to enable XL to realize that vision,” said Frederic Rose, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Asia Pacific activities. “This win increases our strength in the Indonesian mobile market and is further evidence of our commitment to meeting the communications needs of high-growth economies.”

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)

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