Alcatel Hits 80M DSL Lines

Alcatel announces it has shipped more than 80 million DSL lines

March 10, 2006

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PARIS -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced that it has passed a major milestone, having cumulatively shipped more than 80 million digital subscriber lines (DSL) to customers worldwide by the end of 2005. This achievement was fueled by a 10% increase in DSL shipments over the previous year. To date over 180 service providers in more than 75 countries around the world have selected Alcatel's DSL solutions.

At the heart of Alcatel's continued broadband access leadership is its Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) product family. Purposely built with flexibility, Alcatel's ISAM family is a native IP, non-blocking solution and the market's first true 100% triple play broadband access platform. Accommodating a wide range of access technologies (xDSL, FTTN, FTTU GPON) and network topologies (central offices as well as remote or rural areas), the ISAM solution also includes VoIP media gateway functionality to interconnect legacy POTS and ISDN customers to NGN backbones. In just over a year, Alcatel's ISAM family has been chosen by more than 70 service providers around the globe as they move to transform their access network to an IP-based network.

"Alcatel, with the delivery of more than 80 million DSL lines worldwide, has once again demonstrated its ability to reach unprecedented DSL and broadband access milestones well in advance of the competition," said Erik M. Keith, Senior Analyst for Broadband Infrastructure at Current Analysis. "Alcatel's achievements are even more remarkable given the dynamics of the competitive landscape. The company's global market success is very strong validation of its comprehensive broadband access portfolio and Triple Play Service Delivery Architecture. Clearly, the ISAM family has been a critical solution for Alcatel, extending full native IP and distributed broadband access platform benefits that enable Alcatel to fulfill each carrier customer's distinct deployment requirements."

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

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