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Alcatel-Lucent enables LG Uplus to deliver superfast broadband services to residents of major South Korean cities

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Alcatel-Lucent enables LG Uplus to deliver superfast broadband services to residents of major South Korean cities

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IP network will enhance residential Internet speed and quality as consumer demand soars for IPTV, high-definition video and other services

Seoul, November 20, 2012 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has transformed the network of South Korea’s LG Uplus, enabling the service provider to dramatically increase broadband speeds and capacity in response to exploding demand for superfast Internet access, IPTV services, voice-over-IP and other high-bandwidth services in their homes.

Ranked as the world’s most advanced information economy by the ITU[i], South Korea is experiencing rapid growth of broadband services. To meet this demand, LG Uplus has deployed Alcatel-Lucent’s Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) technology in some of the country’s major cities.

By deploying Alcatel-Lucent’s IP service routers, LG Uplus will be able to offer its customers faster, more reliable Internet access, video and voice services while growing revenues with the introduction of new services. This is the first deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s service routers in Korea using its powerful FP3 – the industry’s first 400G processor – and lays the foundation for future speeds of up to 400 gigabit-per-second and even greater capacity.

Rajeev Singh-Molares, President of Alcatel-Lucent Asia Pacific region, said: “In a market as digitally connected as South Korea, high-quality is key for service providers like LG Uplus to attract and retain customers. This project showcases our ability to deliver a market-leading solution that will help this customer rapidly expand its network according to residential and business users’ changing data demands for years to come, while enabling the operator to lower its operational costs and energy consumption.”

About Alcatel-Lucent’s solution for LG Uplus

Alcatel-Lucent has provided LG Uplus with its 7750 Service Router (SR) portfolio to deliver more bandwidth and services to more subscribers, more efficiently. At the same time, LG Uplus is able to streamline its current network operations to deliver substantial savings in both capital and operational expenses.

The solution deployed is part of the Alcatel-Lucent High Leverage Network™ (HLN). Alcatel-Lucent’s vision for the HLN is focused on addressing the exploding demand for broadband capacity and services, making it easier for service providers to be able to capitalize on the new demands of an always-on world.

The Alcatel-Lucent Service Router portfolio has been adopted by more than 475 carriers with presence in over 110 countries.  Alcatel-Lucent holds the #2 position in the IP Edge Routing market segment worldwide[ii].

[i] ITU annual report “Measuring the Information Society 2012”

[ii] Sources: Dell’Oro, Infonetics, Ovum,  ACG (2Q 2012)

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 research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent was named one of MIT Technology Review’s 2012 Top 50 list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” for breakthroughs such as lightRadio™, which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks while delivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is 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 15.3 billion in 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

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