Tatung Does Mobile WiMax

Tatung selects Alcatel-Lucent to deploy commercial WiMax Rev-e network in Taiwan

June 2, 2008

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PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that Tatung InfoComm, a wholly owned subsidiary of a Taiwanese conglomerate, Tatung Co., has selected Alcatel-Lucent to deploy a commercial WiMAX 802.16e-2005 (Rev-e) network in Penghu County, Taiwan. This advanced, flexible new WiMAX network will serve Penghu County, enabling its people and businesses to access a range of high-speed, high-quality wireless mobile broadband services, as part of the commercial launch for its WiMAX services.

For Tatung, which holds one of the commercial WiMAX licenses for Taiwan's southern regions, the initial deployment focuses on reducing the digital divide, with WiMAX providing most of the wireless broadband data and voice services across 70% of the county's territory. The availability of broadband services is also expected to help boost the local tourist trade in the county, known for its natural scenery and rich cultural background.

"Penghu County is one of the initial locations to benefit from our massive WiMAX deployment plan for Taiwan as we move to offer this advanced mobile service to people and businesses throughout the country," said Peter Yen, President of Tatung InfoComm, a subsidiary of Tatung Co. for WiMAX business. "Alcatel-Lucent has extensive, field-proven experience in WiMAX network deployment globally, and its high-performance and flexible WiMAX solution will equip us with a reliable network to provide a wide range of innovative services to our customers."

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)

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