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Alcatel-Lucent Media Advisory: France’s Completel selects Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G optical solution to dramatically improve network performance and high-speed capacity

by david.nunes




France’s Completel selects Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G optical solution to

dramatically improve network performance and high-speed capacity


Paris, May 5, 2011 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced that it has been selected by Completel to undertake a major upgrade of its backbone communications network. Completel will deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s 100 Gigabit per second (100G) optical technology on new and existing routes to boost network capacity and performance. Completel, a leader in Very high speed services, is the first fiber network operator for enterprises and the third fixed service provider in France.


Using Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G optical solution, Completel will be able to meet the explosive growth of bandwidth-intensive applications such as videoconferencing, image transfers, high-definition videos and collaborative tools while providing its customers with more reliable high-speed solutions. Completel will also be in a position to minimize total cost of ownership and power consumption, as well as to optimize operations.


“With the popularity of videoconferencing, enterprise customers expect that the solutions offered can bring greater quality, speed and reliability,” said Thierry Podolak, chief executive officer for Completel. “Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G solution will help us keep our leading position in France’s Very high-speed market and meet our customers’ growing demands.”


“Our Converged Backbone Transformation (CBT) offering is a key pillar of our High Leverage Network™ architecture. It will allow Completel to benefit from optimal capacity and the lowest cost per bit while providing a platform to launch and support new innovative services,” said Pascal Homsy, chairman and CEO of Alcatel-Lucent France.

Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G solution is part of its Converged Backbone Transformation (CBT) approach which integrates IP and optical transport technologies. It is based on Alcatel-Lucent’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) that leverages future-proof coherent technology to allow real-time provisioning of advanced multimedia services. Alcatel-Lucent will also provide Completel with technical supervision and training services.


Alcatel-Lucent is a world leader in optical transport and IP service routing. For more information on its Converged Backbone Transformation (CBT), please visit: www.alcatel-lucent.com/convergedbackbone.


About Completel  

The main operator of Fiber To The Office (FTTO) services in France, Completel enjoys the largest alternative optical fiber network in France and also has its own DSL network.

Specializing in telecom solutions – voice, data and convergence – for large enterprises, SMEs, public sector companies and service providers, Completel is a partner of reference helping enterprises evolve to Very high-speed convergence.



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 technology.

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: external linkhttp://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.


About Alcatel-Lucent’s High Leverage Network™

The Alcatel-Lucent High Leverage Network™ (HLN) architecture addresses the dual challenges of simultaneously scaling and managing network capacity to meet increasing bandwidth demand while delivering differentiated, revenue generating services. It achieves this by delivering scalable bandwidth at the lowest cost per bit and by embedding intelligence in the network to enable dynamic service creation and delivery. The foundation for the Alcatel-Lucent Application Enablement vision, the HLN architecture collapses multiple complex costly overlay networks into a simpler, fully optimized network that leverages technical innovations and embraces existing environments.


Completel Press Contacts

Sophie Dulibeau 

Tel: +33 (0)6 18836114


Florian Silnicki

Tel: +33 (0)1 53928004



Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts

Peter Benedict

Tel: + 33 (0)1 40 76 5084


Valerie La Gamba

Tel: + 33 (0)1 3077 3591



Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations 

Frank Maccary

Tel: + 33 (0)1 40 76 12 11


Don Sweeney

Tel: + 1 908 582 6153


Tom Bevilacqua

Tel: + 1 908-582-7998





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