Lucent Expands Vivo

Vivo awards Lucent Technologies contract to expand and enhance 3G CDMA2000 network in Brazil

September 29, 2004

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SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) today announced it was awarded a contract to expand and enhance VIVO's third-generation (3G) CDMA2000(R) network in Brazil. This contract is part of VIVO's nationwide network expansion efforts aimed at providing high-quality voice and mobile high-speed data services.

Under terms of the agreement, Lucent will supply new Flexent(R) Modular Cell 4.0 base stations and increase the capacity of VIVO's existing Lucent-supplied mobile switching centers (MSCs) and base stations in the Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo regions. Lucent Worldwide Services will provide network installation, deployment, maintenance, RF (radio frequency) optimization and consulting services.

"The purchase of Lucent's CDMA equipment provides us with the most modern technology in Brazil and will allow us to reach our forecasted growth with solutions that enable us to smoothly evolve our network, supporting voice and data services at speeds of up to 144 kilobits per second with the quality and capacity required by our current and future clients," said Javier Rodriguez, vice president of technology and networks for VIVO.

Lucent has a solid track record as an important partner for the service providers united under VIVO, a joint venture of Portugal Telecom and Telefonica Moviles. Telesp Celular and Telefonica Celular, two of these operators, deployed Lucent's CDMA2000 1X solutions in the regions of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. These two mobile operators' subscribers were the first in Latin America to have access to superior 3G voice and high-speed data services, such as sound and image downloads, instant messaging and Internet access.

"This new contract strengthens a long-lasting and valuable partnership between VIVO and Lucent, and reinforces the importance of the investments made in CDMA2000 technology in Brazil and worldwide," said Jose Roberto Campos, president of Lucent Technologies Brazil.

Lucent Technologies Inc.


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