Worldmax Deploys AlcaLu

Worldmax selects Alcatel-Lucent to deploy one of the first commercial WiMax 802.16e networks in Western Europe

February 11, 2008

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BARCELONA -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has been selected by Worldmax, a new and innovative broadband wireless access provider in The Netherlands, to deploy one of Western Europe’s first commercial WiMAX 802.16e-2005 (Rev-e) networks in Worldmax’s 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum.

Worldmax is the owner of the nationwide and exclusive 3.5GHz license for the Dutch market and will therefore be the first service provider to offer its subscribers mobile wireless high-speed broadband internet access coupled with excellent indoor coverage. WiMAX is a flexible wireless technology that enables people to access high-speed, high-quality broadband wireless services wherever they are, providing truly broadband wireless access.

“We selected Alcatel-Lucent after a stringent search and are confident that Alcatel-Lucent is the right partner to deploy such an innovative network. We were looking for a flexible solution, which is easy to deploy and expand as our business grows. Alcatel-Lucent has proven to be the right partner for all our needs based on their track record worldwide,” says Jeanine van der Vlist, CEO Worldmax. Alcatel-Lucent will provide its end-to-end WiMAX solution, including base stations, wireless access controllers and core equipment. Alcatel-Lucent will also be responsible for project management and integration of the network.

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)

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