Chunghwa Telecom selects Alcatel-Lucent to build Taiwan's first universal WiMAX 802.16e-2005 network

March 2, 2007

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PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced it was selected by Taiwan’s largest telecommunications provider, Chunghwa Telecom, to deploy Taiwan’s first Universal WiMAX (802.16e-2005) network. The new wireless broadband network will enable Chunghwa Telecom customers in the central commercial district of the densely populated metropolitan area of Taoyuan county to access applications such as high-speed Internet, video streaming and Voice over IP (VoIP) using their laptops, computers, modems or wireless handheld terminals.

It is expected that the deployment of this WiMAX network will play a role in accelerating the realization of the Mobile Taiwan (M-Taiwan) project, whose goal is to bring local government and private sector partners together to create the infrastructure necessary to make wireless broadband service available across the island. In the future, Chunghwa Telecom and the Taoyuan county government plan to develop and introduce applications such as remotemedical services and e-learning for use by county residents.

"Alcatel-Lucent is a leading proponent of Universal WiMAX technology and committed early to developing it," said Frederic Rose, President Alcatel-Lucent Asia Pacific region. "The experience we have acquired along the way has enabled us to develop a solution that is stable, scalable and offers a clear migration path to future applications. Customers such as Chunghwa Telecom are confident in our solution and are partnering with us to provide their users with access to high-speed wireless applications."

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)

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