Alcatel-Lucent Cooperates With Telecom Italia to Enable new Generation Mobile Network

By Alcatel-lucent, PRNE
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Key Element of This Initiative is a LTE Trial and Related Innovative Features

Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, February 17, 2010 - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced
it has signed a cooperation agreement with Telecom Italia (TI) to engage in
a new technology development program, including a trial of 4G Long Term
Evolution (LTE) wireless broadband technology. The joint program aims to
assess the evolution of mobile radio access network, in order to prepare
Telecom Italia to offer its customers a wider range of next-generation
services, by optimising investments.

Leveraging the respective strengths of TI Lab and Bell Labs,
Alcatel-Lucent's research arm, two of the industry's leading R&D
organizations, a unique end-to-end LTE trial has been initiated. The trial
will assess how to deploy next-generation mobile access technology and how
to fully exploit its capabilities, in order to introduce new mobile
services, while reducing the time-to-market.

To this end, the field trial will also focus on the usage of
small cell solutions (such as pico cells) to address "hot spot" and indoor
coverage applications, and their related throughput and latency performance.

In parallel, TI Lab and Bell Labs will investigate even more
specific and advanced LTE-related topics, through simulations and analysis.
Architectural analyses will be conducted, and unique proof of concepts will
be realized - all aimed at giving Telecom Italia unique insights into LTE's
efficiency and evolutionary capabilities.

"Partnering with Telecom Italia to innovate in LTE illustrates
the strength of Alcatel-Lucent's transformation strategy and our commitment
to deliver value to our customers," said Stefano Lorenzi, head of
Alcatel-Lucent's activities in the central Mediterranean countries. "This
initiative also is fully in line with Alcatel-Lucent's application enablement
vision and High Leverage Network(TM) strategy."

About Alcatel-Lucent and LTE

With 40 LTE customer trials secured to date, Alcatel-Lucent is
a worldwide leader in LTE. The company is actively engaged in the majority of
LTE projects being pursued by tier 1 operators around the globe. To help
operators realize their potential, Alcatel-Lucent is offering a unique,
pre-integrated, end-to-end LTE solution and a full set of associated
professional services. Alcatel-Lucent's network architecture is based on
Alcatel-Lucent unique converged radio access network
(RAN) strategy allowing scaling of W-CDMA networks and smooth evolution to
LTE. The company also founded the ng Connect Program
(, a global initiative to drive
the development of an open and diverse ecosystem of LTE device manufacturers,
content providers and application partners. Through the ng Connect program
and with Alcatel-Lucent's end-to-end LTE solution, wireless broadband
operators benefit from open innovation, pre-integrated solutions, reduce time
to market with LTE-enabled services, and the ability to drive new and
non-traditional business models. For more information about Alcatel-Lucent's
end-to-end LTE solution, please visit:

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About Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted
transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic
industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, and
governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video
communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged
broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services,
Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of
Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications
industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced
global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local
partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.2
in 2009 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located
in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:

Press Contacts Alcatel-Lucent: Peter Benedict, Tel: +33(0)1-40-76-50-84, pbenedict at ; Valérie La Gamba, Tel: +33(0)1-40-76-12-28, valerie.la_gamba at; Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations, Rémi Thomas, Tel: +33(0)1-40-76-50-61, remi.thomas at ; Don Sweeney, Tel: +1-908-582-6153, dsweeney at ; Tom Bevilacqua, Tel: +1-908-582-7998, bevilacqua at ; Tony Lucido, Tel: +1-908-582-5722, alucido at

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