MTS Selects Alcatel-Lucent for End-to-End LTE Trial in Ukraine

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

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA, Spain, February 17, 2010 - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced
that MTS-Ukraine, one of the leading mobile operators in Ukraine and a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (NYSE: MBT), has selected
Alcatel-Lucent to conduct a Long Term Evolution (LTE) trial, which will begin
in the second half of 2010.

"We embrace innovation that to us is a recipe for success,"
said Andrei Dubovskov, Head of MTS-Ukraine. "LTE is a logical next step in
the development of high-speed data transmission services. The launch of the
trial LTE solution will enable us to assess the benefits of 4G technology not
just in theory, but through real practical experience."

Alcatel-Lucent will be leveraging its industry-leading LTE
expertise to provide an end-to-end solution including LTE base stations
(eNodeBs), the Evolved Packet Core (EPC), IP service routing network elements
as well as operation, administration and maintenance (OAM) systems.
Alcatel-Lucent will provide a range of professional services including
project management, planning, installation, integration and commissioning,
and testing.

"This agreement allows us to extend our long-standing
partnership with MTS, enabling Alcatel-Lucent to play a prominent role in the
company's network transformation and LTE projects. We consider this agreement
to be a strong endorsement of Alcatel-Lucent's innovation and forward-looking
strategy in the area of mobile broadband solutions and efficient
high-performance IP-based networks," commented Alexander Tikhonov,
Alcatel-Lucent's vice president for the CIS.

Alcatel-Lucent's LTE solution is leveraged in the majority of
LTE projects being pursued by tier 1 operators around the globe, including in
North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

About MTS-Ukraine

MTS-Ukraine's network covers approximately 97% of the
territory and 99% of the population in Ukraine. The Company provides services
to more than 17.56 million subscribers. MTS-Ukraine is licensed to provide
mobile services using the GSM-900/1800 and CDMA-450 standards, as well as
fixed-line services. For more information on MTS-Ukraine, please visit:

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. 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:

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:

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

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