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Rostelecom-SOUTH deploys Alcatel-Lucent’s IMS solution to deliver rich broadband services

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Rostelecom-SOUTH deploys Alcatel-Lucent’s IMS solution to deliver rich broadband services

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Moscow, April 18, 2011Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE : ALU)today announced that external linkMacroregional Branch “South”, OJSC Rostelecom (Rostelecom-SOUTH), Rostelecom’s organization department operating in Russia’s Southern and North Caucasus Federal Districts, has deployed its End-to-End IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) to introduce advanced voice, data, video and multimedia services to subscribers and ensure a quality experience. By converging media over a common IP platform, the solution provides a seamless network by which the operator can deliver rich broadband services to consumers and enterprises anywhere, anytime and over any device.

Rostelecom-SOUTH leveraged Alcatel-Lucent’s IMS solution to migrate its existing fixed network to an IP-based architecture that provides VoIP and other advanced media services, while also simplifying operations and lowering costs.  As a result, the operator’s consumers and business users can enjoy a richer experience and the ability to personalize services for a more user-centric communications experience.

“We enjoy a strong relationship with Alcatel-Lucent that is based on many years of collaboration,” said Ruslan Tanashev, Rostelecom-SOUTH Commercial Director. “We expect the new IMS platform to provide us with greater flexibility, efficiency and speed in bringing to market exciting new and advanced services for our subscribers.”

“By deploying our IMS solution, Rostelecom-SOUTH gets a future-proof, all-IP network technology that will ensure it can deliver the advanced broadband services consumers and business users demand today and will be seeking tomorrow,” saidAdolfo Hernandez, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “The deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s solution ensures a superior customer experience by coupling network intelligence with web application innovation while driving profits by optimizing costs and service delivery.”

Alcatel-Lucent is a global leader in providing IMS solutions to service providers, with more than 70 deployments and trials worldwide.  It is also ranked #1 in IMS VoIP subscriber market share.

About Macroregional Branch «SOUTH», OJSC Rostelecom (Rostelecom – SOUTH)

Rostelecom – SOUTHis a structural division of OAO Rostelecom operating in the territory of the Southern and the North Caucasian Federal Districts. Rostelecom – SOUTH was set up in April 2011 on the basis if OAO UTK and OAO Dagsvyazinform after their merger with OAO Rostelecom. Today the company includes 11 regional departments in Adygea, Astrakhan, Volgograd, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, Kalmykia, Karachaevo-Cherkessia, Krasnodar, Rostov, North Ossetia, and Stavropol.

About OJSC Rostelecom

Rostelecom (external linkwww.rt.ru/en) is Russia’s national telecommunications operator and now also includes the regional incumbent telecommunications operators (CentreTelecom, SibirTelecom, Dalsvyaz, Uralsvyazinform, VolgaTelecom, North-West Telecom and Southern Telecommunications Company) and Dagsvyazinform. Rostelecom has the largest domestic backbone network (approximately 500 thousand km) and last mile connections to  approximately  35 million households in Russia. The Company holds licences to provide a wide range of telecommunications services (telephony, data, TV and value-added solutions) to residential, corporate and governmental subscribers and third party operators across all regions of the Russian Federation. The Rostelecom brand is one of Russia’s ten most trusted brands (source: Romir market research).

Rostelecom’s ordinary and preferred shares are traded on the RTS and MICEX  stock exchanges under the symbols ‘RTKM’ and ‘RTKMP’, and its depository receipts are traded over-the-counter in the United States on the OTCQX under the symbol ‘ROSYY’. Rostelecom is majority owned (53.2% of ordinary shares) by the Russian Government and has a free float of 44.5% of the outstanding ordinary shares and 71.2% of the outstanding preferred shares. Standard&Poor’s has assigned Rostelecom a ‘BB’ international credit rating with a ‘Stable’ outlook.

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.

Contact the Alcatel-Lucent Press Office: press@alcatel-lucent.com

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