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TMCNet:  Alcatel-Lucent wins 2012 'Broadband Innovation of the Year' title in Telecom Asia Readers' Choice Awards

[November 30, 2012]

Alcatel-Lucent wins 2012 'Broadband Innovation of the Year' title in Telecom Asia Readers' Choice Awards

Nov 30, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Alcatel-Lucent(Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has been publicly honoured for its role inextending access to fast broadband services in Asia by being awarded the title'2012 Broadband Innovation of the Year' in the Fifth Telecom Asia Reader'sChoice Awards in Kuala Lumpur. This annual industry event recognizesinnovations and contributions to the industry by the top telecom vendorsoperating in the Asia-Pacific region.



In presenting the award, Telecom Asia praised Alcatel-Lucent for thecommercial introduction of its VDSL2 Vectoring technology. The official awardcitation read: "Alcatel-Lucent was the first to announce acommercially-available VDSL2 Vectoring solution in September 2011, and has atrack record of six commercial VDSL2 Vectoring contracts to date (includingBelgacom and Telekom Austria), and trials with more than 20 service providersaround the world. Alcatel-Lucent's VDSL2 Vectoring technology builds on thecompany's ISAM family of fixed access products, which has already been deployedby more than 250 service providers, and supports more than 90 VDSL2projects." Governments and service providers in over 90 nations have set aggressivenational broadband targets and firm timelines to make affordable high-speedbroadband and wireless services universally available, and Alcatel-Lucent'sVDSL2 Vectoring technology is playing an important role in extending thataccessibility. At present, Asia is home to 12 such national projects andgovernments and operators are investing heavily in critical infrastructure toconnect people to the digital economy and make services like banking,healthcare, commerce and mLearning available.

"Alcatel-Lucent is delighted to be recognized by Telecom Asia's readers,"said Fazlin Mohd, President of Alcatel-Lucent for Malaysia, accepting theprestigious award on the company's behalf. The dynamic intensity and diversityin the Asia Pacific region is driving innovation in telecommunications. Thenext five years will be even more exciting, and Alcatel-Lucent's innovativetechnologies will be at the heart of this change." Alcatel-Lucent's latest innovation in the VDSL2 Vectoring domain, calledZero-Touch Vectoring, automatically ensures that VDSL2 modems already installedin customers' homes can continue to run at full speed without undermining theservice quality for customers subscribing to higher-speed VDSL2 Vectoring. Thiseliminates the need to update the firmware on all modems on the network, as waspreviously necessary. As such, Zero-Touch Vectoring really clears the path forthe quick, cost-effective rollout of superfast broadband over existing copperlines.

About Telecom Asia Readers' Choice Awards Telecom Asia organizes the annual awards event to recognizetechnology innovations and accomplishments of the top telecom vendors operatingin the Asia Pacific region.

Nominations made in September were open to analysts, consultants and Telcoexecutives and over 110 telecom insiders submitted more than 500 nominations. Telecom Asia 's editorial team narrowed down the list of nominations ineach of the categories, before voting was open to Telecom Asia 's onlinesubscriber base of service providers.

About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governmentsaround the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field ofnetworking and communications technology, products and services. The company ishome to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers, responsiblefor 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(TM),which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks whiledelivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations,Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable andmore accessible as we pursue our mission - Realizing the Potential of aConnected World.

With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experiencedglobal services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a localpartner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billionin 2011 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 theAlcatel-Lucent blog: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Companyon Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent .

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