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Alcatel-Lucent Signed Today 2 Multi Million Euro Contracts In Libya With LPTIC Telecom



1- Alcatel-Lucent equips LPTIC with state of the art fiber optic network

Tripoli, Libya – November 4, 2009 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced today that it has further strengthened its working relationship with LPTIC (Libyan Post Telecommunications & Information Technology Company) by signing a multi million Euro contract to deploy the second phase of Eastern Libya's optical fiber network.

Alcatel-Lucent is currently finalizing the first phase of deployment which includes 4,400 kilometers of optical fibre across the eastern part of the country. Once the second stage is complete, which will add a further 2,800 kilometres, Libya will be equipped with one of Africa’s most widespread fibre optic backbones able to interface with neighbouring countries and support Libyan economic growth and social development.

Under the terms of the contract extension, Alcatel-Lucent will provide LPTIC with a turnkey solution including a comprehensive set of services including design, project management, installation of the fiber optic system, testing and commissioning.

LPTIC will benefit from Alcatel-Lucent’s worldwide leadership and experience in turnkey optical projects to upgrade its network by expanding capacity and bandwidth availability to offer its customers the most advanced services.

“This second phase is one of the largest and most significant telecommunications investments in our country,” Dr Mohamed Samir Elbuni, CEO of LPTIC. “Libya will be equipped with a state of the art network which gives the entire country a competitive advantage and enables it to continue bridging the digital divide.”

“This ambitious deployment allows LPTIC to offer new services and opportunities to its end-users and illustrates Alcatel-Lucent ability to efficiently deploy a very large scale optical fiber backbone,” said Vincenzo Nesci, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Middle East and Africa. “This agreement further cements the well established cooperation we have with LPTIC and confirms Alcatel-Lucent’s leading position on the African market.”


2-  AlJeel AlJadeed for Technology selects Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS solution for advanced broadband services in Libya

Tripoli, Libya, November 4 , 2009 - Alcatel-Lucent ( Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has been selected by Aljeel Aljadeed for Technology subsidiary company of LPTIC the telecom holding company in Libya, to deploy its IP/MPLS (Multi- Protocol Label Switching) backbone across the eastern part of Libya. Upon completion, Aljeel Aljadeed for Technology will be able to deliver advanced broadband services with superior quality to its residential and corporate subscribers.

Under the terms of this multi-million Euro contract, Alcatel-Lucent will provide Aljeel Aljadeed for Technology with a comprehensive set of services including design, consulting, project management, installation, commissioning, integration, on-site technical assistance and training.

Alcatel-Lucent will deploy an IP/MPLS infrastructure based on its Service Router portfolio and the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM), providing high bandwidth capacity for more personalized high-speed Internet, video and voice quality services.

“We recognize that to remain competitive, we must transform our network to IP to simplify our architecture and reduce our operational costs while still improving services for our residential and business customers,” said Engineer Mofeed Dabbashi General Manager for Aljeel Aljadeed for Technology “The Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS portfolio is the ideal choice for making this transformation possible and as a result we can rapidly roll out broadband across the country with the highest quality advanced services.”

“Being selected by Aljeel Aljadeed for Technology for its transformation to IP means Libyans will benefit from of a state-of-the-art network with the highest availability and scalability to support personalized applications that require high-bandwidth,” said Vincenzo Nesci President of Alcatel-Lucent activities in Middle East and Africa. “This win strengthens Alcatel-Lucent’s leading position in the EMEA IP market and is further recognition of our ability to assist worldwide operators in their transformation to all-IP networks.”

Over 300 service providers in more than 100 countries around the world have selected the Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS portfolio as key elements of their IP transformation. According to Ovum RHK, Alcatel-Lucent holds the #2 position in the IP/MPLS Edge market segment worldwide.

About Aljeel Aljadeed for Technology
The founding of Aljeel Aljadeed for Technology to contribute to the improvement and development of the local telecommunications market and the transfer and resettlement of new technologies in communications, including the company can compete locally and internationally, by providing all the the integrated communications services, fixed and mobile services, Internet and broadcast services, next generation network. Aljeel Aljadeed for Technology is the first integrated operator in Libya, which is pursuing a strategy based on diversity and integration in the delivery of services to win customer satisfaction. For more information please visit: http://www.aljeel.ly/website

About LPTIC
Libyan Post Telecommunications & Information Technology Company is the national telecom holding that provides fixed, mobile and internet related services throughout Libya.


About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com


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