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Alcatel-Lucent Updates Its 1626

Alcatel-Lucent 1626 Light Manager delivers increased capacity, flexibility and manageability for faster time-to-market

October 8, 2007

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BERLIN -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has strengthened its leadership in the multi-reach wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) market segment with innovations to its 1626 Light Manager (LM) solution, enabling the seamless transformation of optical photonic networks. Release 5 of the Alcatel-Lucent 1626 Light Manager addresses operators’ demand for increased capacity, flexibility and manageability to support a faster time-to-market for a new breed of blended Internet, video and triple play services.

The 1626 LM Release 5 provides a unique fully tunable and reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplex (T&ROADM) architecture, enabling operators to design, plan and operate their networks with dramatically enhanced agility. Wavelength services can be remotely provisioned end-to-end, in minutes with no manual intervention, thus improving end-user experience and generating new value for the existing and addressable customer base. Additionally, the platform meets operators’ requirements for scaling their networks from 10G to 40G seamlessly.

“Carriers are beginning to feel the strain of triple play and other video-caused, unpredictable bandwidth growths, and we are certainly at the infancy stage of an upcoming video traffic shock across fixed and mobile networks. Regional and core WDM networks must evolve both in capacity and flexibility,” stated Michael Howard, Co-Founder and Principal Analyst at Infonetics Research. “The Alcatel-Lucent 1626 LM Release 5 offers service providers much greater network agility to flexibly add and drop wavelengths and capacity when, where, and if the economics prove in, without service-interrupting upgrades and traffic forecast errors.”

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)

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