Alcatel-Lucent to build new undersea cable linking the Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga to the global digital community

May 10, 2012

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PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has been selected by Tonga Cable Limited to deliver an undersea cable link between the Kingdom of Tonga and its neighbor Fiji, bringing to the Tongan islands broadband services such as streaming video and high-speed Internet access to residents and tourists alike.

The 837-km link with Fiji will provide Tonga with access to the Southern Cross Cable, the main trans-Pacific link between Australia and the United States. It will significantly boost connectivity and substantially increase the availability of broadband services for Tonga’s 100,000 residents and help spur economic growth.

Robert Bolouri, Managing Director of Tonga Cable Limited said: “This cable link with Fiji will create a gateway to the global economy and community, and we are confident that it will provide great benefits to Tonga’s citizens and the many visitors we welcome each year. With the help of Alcatel-Lucent, we will be able to bring a much broader range of communications services to people throughout the country”.

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)

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