Lucent EV-DOs in Mexico

Iusacell and Lucent Technologies to deploy CDMA2000 1xEV-DO network offering 3G mobile data services in Mexico

April 18, 2005

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MEXICO CITY -- Grupo Iusacell, S.A. de C.V. (Iusacell) (BMV: CEL, NYSE: CEL), a leading provider of digital wireless telecommunications services in Mexico, and Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) today announced an agreement to deploy a super-fast, third-generation (3G) CDMA2000(R) 1xEV-DO network in the cities of Mexico, Monterrey and Guadalajara.

This Lucent-supplied network enables Iusacell to provide mobile high-speed data services such as high-quality video clips of news, sports and entertainment events and access to applications stored behind corporate firewalls including e-mail and intranets to businesses and consumers at speeds of up to 2.4 Megabits per second - up to 40 times faster than dial-up connections or 20 times faster than GPRS.

Under the terms of the agreement, Lucent will upgrade existing Lucent-supplied base stations to support CDMA2000 1xEV-DO technology, enabling Iusacell's customers in the cities of Mexico, Monterrey and Guadalajara to access the high-speed network using their laptops and PDAs equipped with 1xEV-DO PC cards. As part of the project, Lucent also will provide additional mobile switching centers and its Flexent(R) Mobility Server to provide an open Internet Protocol (IP) interface to the data network. Lucent Worldwide Services will provide deployment and network integration services.

"With Lucent's 1xEV-DO network, we can now offer advanced data services at speeds that compete with most of the fixed connections," said Gustavo Guzman, Iusacell's CEO. "Our corporate customers will be able to have remote access to all the applications that are normally used in their offices, making the concept of a mobile or virtual office a reality."

Lucent Technologies Inc.

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