The Internet Unlocked

By Alcatel-lucent, PRNE
Monday, June 27, 2011

PARIS and MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, June 28, 2011 -


- Alcatel-Lucent Opens the Door
to a Faster, Smarter, and
Greener Internet

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU) has unlocked the
potential for radical new Internet applications and services with a
technology hailed as the key to greater capacity, faster
connections and reduced congestion on the web.

Alcatel-Lucent has today unveiled a next-generation chip that
will dramatically enhance the infrastructure needed to access rich
new online services, from broadcast-quality high-definition video
conferencing to applications in the business and professional

The new ‘FP3′ chip will eliminate the bottlenecks preventing
such services from taking off today, widening the Internet’s
digital highways while enabling dramatically higher data speeds and
improving traffic flow. At the same time, the chip will lower the
energy consumption of networks, requiring up to 50 percent less
power than equivalent chips in use today.

Ben Verwaayen, Alcatel-Lucent Chief Executive Officer, said:
“This is the key to unlock a new world of online communications.
It’s easy to think the Internet of today does all it will ever be
capable of, but we have scarcely scratched the surface of its
potential. This chip creates tremendous potential, not just in
terms of technology, but in terms of how people connect and
interact with each other.”

Basil Alwan, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Division which
developed the chip, added: “Alcatel-Lucent is broadening the
possibilities, the value and the efficiency of what can be
delivered over the Internet. We have taken a major step forward in
the ability of service providers to deliver exciting and compelling
applications for use by consumers and professionals alike.”

Major telecom operators, including BT, NTT and Verizon today
welcomed Alcatel-Lucent’s announcement and its potential to enable
faster, smarter and greener networks and applications.

Karl Penaluna, President of Global Networks and Computing
Infrastructure at BT, said: “We see no end to our customers’
insatiable demand for bandwidth, especially on our Ethernet
platform. As cloud-based services emerge and rich multimedia
services proliferate, this type of technology can help us provide
the best quality of service at even higher speeds.”

Masato Minamisawa, Vice President of IP Technology in the
Business Network Services Department of NTT Communications said:
“We look forward to the new functions and increased performance of
Alcatel-Lucent’s FP3 silicon technology. This next generation
network processor will enable rich, market leading service
innovation at the network edge.”

Ihab Tarazi, Vice President Global Network Planning of Verizon,
said: “Verizon continues to enhance the FiOS
and wireless data broadband access capabilities for
our customers and we have worked with Alcatel-Lucent to deploy next
generation Ethernet and MPLS metro technology.  In March of
this year, Verizon led the industry with a 100G Ethernet field
trial based on Alcatel-Lucent’s service router technology with its
100G FP2 silicon engine. We are excited to work with Alcatel-Lucent
and continue to push the industry in technological innovation to
support the significant growth of access data traffic.”

Editors notes

Alcatel-Lucent’s new FP3 processor tailors network capacity and
performance to different needs, ensuring flawless broadband
delivery of entertainment, business-to-business communications and
digitized public services. The systems, operating at 400
Gigabits-per-second (G), will extend Alcatel-Lucent’s current
second-generation technology, which today delivers an
industry-leading 100Gigabits-per-second.

In addition to a fourfold performance improvement compared to
the current industry benchmark, the FP3 processor is also designed
to reduce the environmental impact of IP networks, consuming up to
50 percent less power and taking up 30 percent less space within a
service provider’s premises.

The FP3 processor has been developed by Alcatel-Lucent’s IP
Division, which generated revenues of €1.46Bn in 2010, growing more
than 24 percent from 2009.

To learn more about this

Join the Alcatel-Lucent webcast June 28, 10am EST at:


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

The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises,
strategic industries and governments around the world,
Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in mobile, fixed, IP and Optics
technologies, and a pioneer in applications and services.
Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost
centres of research and innovation in communications

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 16 billion in 2010
and is incorporated in France and headquartered
in Paris.

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