AlcaLu Scores WiMax Wins

Primus Canada and Mipps select Alcatel-Lucent’s IEEE 802.16e-2005 WiMax solution

May 25, 2007

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PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced today that Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc., the largest alternative communications carrier in Canada, and Mipps Inc., a Canadian wireless operator that acquired 3.5 GHz licensed spectrum in most major cities across Canada, have selected Alcatel-Lucent’s Evolium® WiMAX solution to support market trials of IEEE 802.16e-2005 WiMAX broadband wireless access service.

Mipps will deploy the Alcatel-Lucent 9100 Evolium® WiMAX end-to-end radio solution, including base stations, Wireless Access Controller and Operation and Maintenance Center. Upon successful completion of the field trial, Primus Canada, through its strategic relationship with Mipps, will provide its subscribers with broadband access to high speed Internet and data transmissions with a guaranteed level of quality.

“Primus and Mipps were looking for an equipment supplier who could deliver a standards-based WiMAX IEEE 802.16e solution that would allow expansion of our broadband coverage area and offer ‘always-on’ broadband connectivity at low cost to our subscribers,” said Ted Chislett, president of Primus Canada.

“The Alcatel-Lucent 9100 Evolium® WiMAX end-to-end radio solution will enable us to go to market quickly with an advanced technology platform using Mipps’ 3.5 GHz licensed spectrum.” said Joe Boutros, president of Mipps.

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)

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