Alcatel-Lucent's Alternative Energy Program Wins European Commission's 2010 Sustainable Energy Europe Competition

By Alcatel-lucent, PRNE
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

PARIS, March 24, 2010 - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced
that its "Alternative Energy Program for Global Green Telecommunications"
( was named as a winner in
the 2010 European Commission's Sustainable Energy Europe (SEE) campaign.
Alcatel-Lucent was recognized in the "Market Transformation-Voluntary
Commitments" category.

The Sustainable Energy Europe (SEE) campaign ( is an initiative of the
European Commission managed by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness &
Innovation (EACI), under the authority of Commissioner for Energy Mr. Günther
H. Oettinger. The winners of the annual competition were announced at an
awards ceremony in Brussels on March 23 as part of the European Union's
Sustainable Energy Week (

Alcatel-Lucent entry outlined its program to develop and build
wireless telecommunications base stations powered with alternative energies,
such as solar, wind and fuel cells. This program, announced in February 2009,
is designed to enable communications service providers to extend the reach of
their wireless services to areas not served by an electrical grid, making it
possible to provide telephone and broadband communications services to the
more than 1 billion people who are still cut off from this vital tool for
economic and social development. The program will also make it possible for
service providers in developed regions to retrofit their wireless base
stations so that they can take advantage of advances in alternative energy

The program is developing the first truly industrial solution
ready for large deployments so that it would be possible to address a market
estimated at more than 100,000 mobile base stations that could be powered
with alternative energy solutions between 2010 and 2012, representing a
yearly savings of about 7 million tons of CO2.

"The Alcatel-Lucent program is bringing the advantages of
alternative energies to telecom networks, a key component in our strategy to
bridge the energy and the telecom worlds," said Jean-Philippe Poirault,
president of Alcatel-Lucent's Network and Systems Integration activities. "As
growing telecom traffic sparks more demand for energy and as electricity
transport and distribution grids face growing challenges that information and
communication technologies can help solve, these two essential industry
sectors have a lot to bring to each other."

The program includes the Alcatel-Lucent Alternative Energy
Laboratory ( and Pilot
Station, the world's first such facility for the telecom market. Bringing
together industrial, institutional and academic partners from the
telecommunications world and the alternative energy world, this laboratory
has the facilities to analyse, test and validate solutions being offered by
the dynamic alternative energy market and how they might meet the needs of
the telecommunications industry.

In addition to the advanced research, Alcatel-Lucent is
developing a multi-year roadmap to enable its telecom customers to benefit
from the best possible alternative energy solutions as soon as the technology
becomes available while creating a new market for alternative energy systems

"The renewable energy base stations developed by
Alcatel-Lucent will result in a paradigm shift in the global
telecommunications industry. Stakeholders of global IT companies will now see
this as the gold standard in triple bottom line innovation. Alcatel-Lucent's
proactive commitment to sustainability has resulted in a solution that will
resonate in all markets improving access to global communication and internet
services," said analyst Brad Allen, TBR Program Manager for Global Business
Sustainability. "We believe that these base stations when fully deployed,
will serve as community-based examples of the potential of progressive
renewable energy applications that may promote further development of
sustainable energy technologies."

Leveraging its "Sustainable Power" services suite,
Alcatel-Lucent provides consulting to help operators build a comprehensive
deployment plan tailored to their specific environment, and then manages
design, dimensioning, installation, transformation and integration of the
entire network, for new deployments or retrofit programs of any base

About Alcatel-Lucent's eco sustainability initiatives

As a responsible corporate citizen and leader in the telecoms
industry, Alcatel-Lucent works to enrich people's lives by transforming the
way the world communicates and connects, and by acting in full recognition of
its social and environmental responsibilities as a company. Alcatel-Lucent
also recognizes the important role the telecommunications sector must play in
the global effort to address environmental issues such as climate change. It
is devoted to be an active community player and to involve suppliers and
business partners in its sustainability approach. Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent's
research arm, is also the lead organizer of the Green Touch(TM) initiative,
an international industry consortium dedicated to substantially reducing
ICT's carbon footprint by a factor of 1,000.

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:

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