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TMCNet:  Alcatel-Lucent and Lazus bring 4G LTE ultra-broadband access to nine cities in Colombia; IP/MPLS solution from Alcatel-Lucent will enable Lazus (formerlyPromitel) to deliver Carrier Ethernet wholesale services to operators of mobileand fixed services

[January 08, 2014]

Alcatel-Lucent and Lazus bring 4G LTE ultra-broadband access to nine cities in Colombia; IP/MPLS solution from Alcatel-Lucent will enable Lazus (formerlyPromitel) to deliver Carrier Ethernet wholesale services to operators of mobileand fixed services

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Paris - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:ALU), today announced it has been selected by Lazus - telecommunicationsoperator working under the model carrier to carriers in Colombia, Panama andCosta Rica - to deploy 'metro' networks in nine cities in Colombia. The IP/MPLS solution , to be deployed over this year, will deliverhigh-bandwidth, high-performance mobile backhaul and wholesale metropolitanservices for IPTV and Triple Play, business and cloud service providers.

Key facts : - Lazus will use Alcatel-Lucent's converged IP/MPLS (Internet Protocol/MultiProtocol Label Switching) technology to provide continuous nationwide 2G, 3Gand 4G-enabled services for subscribers of their service provider customers inthe Colombian cities of Bogota, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Santa Marta,Sincelejo, Monteria, Bucaramanga, Cali and Popayan.

- Alcatel-Lucent is providing Lazus with a leading edge IP/MPLS solutionincluding the 7450Ethernet Service Switch (ESS), 7705Service Aware Router (SAR) and 7210Service Access Switch (SAS) as well as advanced network management andnetwork planning tools, and professional services - As Alcatel-Lucent repositions itself as a specialist in IP Networking andUltra-Broadband Access, the Lazus 4G LTE deployments underscore the company'scapabilities in advanced networking and access technologies.

Quotes: Alberto Polifroni, Commercial Vice President, said: " Thedeployment of Alcatel-Lucent's IP/MPLS solution across Colombia will enableLazus to remain the leader in our urban markets by offering leading edgeservices for the newly available 4G-LTE as well as continuing to provide highquality support for existing 2G and 3G services along in addition to landlineand highway services." Carlos Alberto Pea, Andean region leader, Alcatel-Lucent,said: "Our agreement with Lazusreinforces Alcatel-Lucent's leadership inIP/MPLS in Colombia. These are quickly evolving markets, especially in themobile space, and Lazus needed to choose a supplier who could address theirimmediate needs as well as be depended upon to offer the right solutions in thefuture. Our offering provides enough flexibility for Lazus to enhance itsadvanced services in all markets, including highways, corporate, mobile andresidential." ABOUT LAZUS Lazus is a Carrier of Carriers specializing in the provision oftelecommunications carrier services in optical fiber. The main principle thatguides us in all of our relationships with telecommunication operators, theirend customers and their suppliers is transparency. Lazus is a private company,directed with high management criteria, which initiated operations in August2001. Lazus has a network designed especially for transporting data, voice andvideo over a technological platform with high transmission capacity, 100%redundant and with high levels of reliability and quality, in accordance withnational and international standards.

For more information, visit LAZUS on: www.lazus.com Lazus Press Contact: Beder Ensuncho Ferrer (Barranquilla,CO) beder.ensuncho@lazus.com T : +57 (5) 3618752 ABOUT ALCATEL-LUCENT (EURONEXT PARIS AND NYSE: ALU) Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of global communications, providingproducts and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadbandfixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, enterprisesand institutions throughout the world.

Underpinning Alcatel-Lucent in driving the industrial transformation fromvoice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and informationis Bell Labs, an integral part of Alcatel-Lucent and one of the world'sforemost technology research institutes, responsible for countlessbreakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry.Alcatel-Lucent innovations have resulted in the company being recognized byThomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator, as well as being named by MITTechnology Review as amongst 2012's Top 50 "World's Most Innovative Companies".Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, beingnamed Industry Group Leader for Technology Hardware & Equipment sector inthe 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review for making globalcommunications more sustainable, affordable and accessible, all in pursuit ofthe company's mission to realize the potential of a connected world.

With revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012, Alcatel-Lucent is listed on theParis and New York stock exchanges (Euronext and NYSE: ALU). The company isincorporated 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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