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Press Release -- May 17th, 2013
Source: Alcatel-Lucent
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Tunisiana and Orange Tunisia sign agreement with Interoute for deployment of Didon submarine cable connecting Tunisia to Europe

Tunisiana and Orange Tunisia have announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Interoute for the commissioning of the Didon submarine cable, connecting Kélibia in Tunisia to Interoute’s pan-European fiber-optic network.

The new cable connection will use Alcatel-Lucent’s submarine technology and will be capable of handling data speeds of 100 gigabits-per-second. It will help address the fast-growing demand for fixed and mobile broadband services in Tunisia and throughout the region, and increase the reliability of the system dramatically.

For full details, please connect to the Interoute press release, linked external link here.

About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)

The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry

Alcatel-Lucent innovations are regularly recognized by international institutions for their positive impact on society. In 2012 and for the second year running, Alcatel-Lucent was named one of the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators, recognition for the company's continued addition to its world-class patent portfolio, one of the largest in the telecom industry. Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for its sustainability performance. In 2012 the company was ranked Technology Supersector Leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Through its innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission of Realizing the Potential of a Connected World

With operations throughout the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris

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