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Alcatel-Lucent ranks #1 in IP access

[Tisková zpráva] Paris, March 20, 2007 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that industry analyst firm Broadbandtrends has reported that Alcatel-Lucent took the #1 position worldwide for IP DSLAM shipments in the 4th quarter of 2006 with a 32% market share. This major accomplishment in a very competitive market is further confirmation of Alcatel-Lucent’s technological leadership and innovation in the IP access market segment.


Teresa Mastrangelo, Principal Analyst at Broadbandtrends commented: ‘’Alcatel-Lucent continues to successfully deliver solutions that anticipate the market and operational needs of network operators. This was demonstrated by strong operator demand for Alcatel-Lucent’s IP-DSLAM platform, resulting in sequential growth of 58 percent and year over year growth that far exceeds its competitors.”

Alcatel-Lucent has consistently been acknowledged as the market leader in broadband access. At the beginning of 2007, industry analyst firm Dell’Oro again confirmed the company’s worldwide leadership in the DSL market, with 126 million DSL lines shipped worldwide and an overall market share of 42% for 2006. This is almost 4 times more than its closest competitor.

Alcatel-Lucent continues to set the pace for next generation access with its ISAM product family, which includes the 7302 ISAM, the ISAM voice package, the 7330 ISAM FTTN (Fiber to the Node), and the 7342 ISAM FTTU (Fiber to the User) which extends the bandwidth potential of fiber from the network core to the subscriber premises using the latest GPON recommendations of the Full Service Access Network (FSAN) group. The ISAM product family is designed for 100% IPTV and NGN /IMS voice convergence in access. Moreover, it provides an unsurpassed IPTV experience with a 5 star rating for video support (Current Analysis report of January 2007), as well as cost effective migration to packet-based voice.

As well as award winning products, Alcatel-Lucent also provides added value elements in its access portfolio that include business consultancy, network operations, network management and digital home care solutions.

More than 125 customers have adopted the ISAM product family globally – including 80% of the top 20 DSL operators in the world. Alcatel-Lucent is also engaged in more than 60 FTTx projects around the world, more than 20 of which are with GPON.