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Press Release -- June 7th, 2012
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Alcatel-Lucent wins Frost and Sullivan’s “Asia Pacific Optical Vendor the Year” Award for 2012

Alcatel-Lucent tops the market for 100G optical technology and aims to further build on its 69 percent* share in the Asia-Pacific region through unrivalled optics technology and customer support capabilities

Singapore, June 7, 2012 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced today it has been crowned “Asia Pacific Optical Vendor of the Year” at the external link2012 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards ceremony in Singapore.This is the fourth time Alcatel-Lucent won the award fromthis leading business research & consulting firm since 2008.

Rajeev Singh-Molares, President of the Asia-Pacific Region for Alcatel-Lucent, said: “This recognition by Frost & Sullivan acknowledges Alcatel-Lucent’s next generation optics portfolio, coupled with our phenomenal business growth and outstanding capabilities to rise above the Asia-Pacific region’s highly-competitive carrier network optical infrastructure market.”

Alcatel-Lucent‘s next-generation optical innovations are specifically designed to address a diverse range of application needs by service providers, multi-service operators, data center operators and research institutions. The company’s optics portfolio is geared towardserving the exponential growth in demand for network capacity and higher data rates, while helping operators keep their capital and operational costs in check.

To date, Alcatel-Lucent’s industry-first, single-carrier 100G coherent optical transport solution has been successfully deployed by more than 60 customers in over 30 countries.

Milestones of Alcatel-Lucent’s award winning optical technology

  • March 2012: Announced 100G solution - powered by the industry’s-first 400G chip, the Photonic Service Engine (PSE) – which offers a more than 50 percent performance enhancement over existing solutions, and a clear evolution path to 400G.
  • December 2011: Launched 100G eXtended Reach (XR) with 30 percent performance improvement.
  • 2011: Integrated Zero Touch Photonics with Optical Transport Networks (OTN). Alcatel-Lucent was the first vendor to support smooth migration from T-MPLS to MPLS-TP.
  • 2010: Launched the industry-first single-carrier 100G coherent solution.
  • 2008: Debuted Zero Touch Photonics; Added T-MPLS capability to PTN.

About 2012 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards

The Frost & Sullivan Awards are presented to companies that demonstrate best practices in their industry, commending the diligence, commitment, and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace. Founded in 2004, the external link2012 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards seeks to recognize companies and individuals that have pushed the boundaries of excellence - rising above the competition and demonstrating outstanding performance across Asia Pacific. In 2012, 33 prestigious titles were awarded under four main categories namely, Enterprise Vendor Categories, Telecom Vendor Categories, Service Provider Categories and The Best of the Best.

Nominees are judged by an influential panel of service providers and analysts from the regional ICT industry based upon a set of criteria including revenue and revenue growth, portfolio diversity, major wins and key achievements in financial year 2011.

*OVUM: High-Speed Optics: Global 40G/100G Market Outlook, January 2012

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 was named one of MIT Technology Review's 2012 Top 50 list of the "World's Most Innovative Companies" for breakthroughs such as lightRadio™, which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks while delivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission - Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.

With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billion in 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: external linkhttp://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.

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