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Alcatel-Lucent and P&TLuxembourg to accelerate the expansion of ultra-fast broadband access

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Alcatel-Lucent and P&TLuxembourg to accelerate the expansion of ultra- fast broadband access throughout the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg


Fiber-based broadband technology from Alcatel-Lucent will bring secure and ultra-high speed consumer and business data services to the key European trade and finance hub


Paris, February 9, 2012 – P&TLuxembourg, the leading telecommunications service provider in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has announced plans to launch ultra-fast broadband access in the country using advanced fiber-optic technology from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU). The new network will enhance the availability and quality of a wide array of broadband services and content for P&TLuxembourg’s subscribers, from streaming video, music and social networking for consumers to a variety of services for businesses such as video conferencing and cloud-based productivity tools.


By dramatically expanding the availability of high-speed broadband access for consumers and businesses, P&TLuxembourg is seeking to strengthen the country’s position as one of Europe’s leading financial and trade centers, and as an attractive location for businesses of all kinds. Fiber-based passive optical networking (PON) and Active Point-to-Point technology supports the fastest fixed access speeds available today and will provide high-bandwidth, low latency, secure and reliable services to the financial and business sector, European Parliament and other regulatory bodies.


Serge Eiffes, Head of the Fixed Access Network Department at P&TLuxembourg said: “Today, Luxembourg has an important role in the European and international financial and business system. By introducing ultra-fast broadband access, we are helping to ensure that Luxembourg maintains and strengthens its position as a global center for economic activity and realising the governments National ‘Ultra High Broadband Strategy’. Alcatel-Lucent, with whom we have long collaborated around high-speed DSL, helped us to get fiber at the right pace for our business. We worked in close collaboration to assess the local market conditions, identify best practices and choose the right technology with a seamless mix of existing copper and fiber infrastructure for maximum efficiency.”


Operators and governments see universal broadband as a priority for socio-economic development and as critical infrastructure for services such as e-commerce, e-healthcare and e-learning. P&TLuxembourg will improve network reliability to support all extremely sensitive financial and business transactions that occur on its network, while exploring potential new business models and revenue opportunities that can take advantages of the enhanced network.


Luc Defieuw, CEO Alcatel-Lucent Bell in Belgium said: “This project underlines our expertise in innovative next-generation access technologies that are delivering the highest capacity available in the market today. Such speeds allow operators to provide a more attractive and competitive service offering. For P&TLuxembourg, this investment in new technologies is enabling them to deliver new, secure and high-speed broadband services to the market, and in turn help boost the economy in the country.”


Alcatel-Lucent’s technology solution

The technology solution Alcatel-Lucent is providing PTLuxembourg is comprised of the 7360 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) FX – the company’s highest capacity fiber access platform. The 7360 ISAM FX is the latest addition to the ISAM family of IP access products, which provides simultaneous support for the leading fixed broadband delivery technologies such as GPON, 10G GPON, EPON and point-to-point fiber, and enables fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) deployment models. The ISAM family is a cornerstone of Alcatel-Lucent’s High Leverage NetworkTM architecture.


Alcatel-Lucent is the worldwide leader in fixed broadband access, supporting the largest mass deployments of video, voice and data services. Today, one out of three fixed broadband subscribers around the world is served through an access network provided by Alcatel-Lucent. Alcatel-Lucent is involved in all major GPON deployments worldwide with over 100 FTTH projects.


Visit our website to find out how Alcatel-Lucent is delivering faster broadband with a full toolkit of fiber and advanced copper solutions to “get to fast, faster”.



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 R&D organizations, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent is committed to 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 16 billion in 2010 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: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.


Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts

SIMON POULTER                       simon.poulter@alcatel-lucent.com            T : +33 (0)1 40 76 50 84

KATHLEEN DE SMEDT                 kathleen.de_smedt@alcatel-lucent.com           T: +32 3 2404597



FRANK MACCARY                        frank.maccary@alcatel-lucent.com              T : + 33 (0)1 40 76 12 11

TOM BEVILACQUA                      thomas.bevilacqua@alcatel-lucent.com       T : + 1 908-582-7998

CONSTANCE DE CAMBIAIRE         constance.de_cambiaire@alcatel-lucent.com    T : +33 (0)1 40 76 10 13


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