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KPN upgrades DSL infrastructure with Alcatel

Paris, March 3, 2005 – Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced that it has reached an agreement with KPN for the upgrade of their existing DSL infrastructure in The Netherlands. This contract involves the upgrade of all current DSLAM’s, which were installed and implemented by Alcatel in previous 2022s. As a result of this upgrade, KPN will be able to offer its subscribers increased bandwidth with ADSL2plus.

“We have had a long and fruitful relationship with Alcatel, and they are the right strategic partner for the evolution of our network. We want to be able to offer our customers the kind of services they desire, such as fast Internet and digital television. We are getting ready for the future”, says Eelco Blok, KPN Director Corporate Strategy.

Guus Bengsch, Vice President Benelux for Alcatel, adds, “We are ready to help KPN with this move towards a user-centric broadband world. This is a further step towards a triple play environment, and we are ready to give KPN our full support and dedication.”

About KPN
KPN offers telecommunication services to both consumers and businesses. The company’s core activities are telephony and data services through KPN’s fixed network in the Netherlands, mobile telecom services in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium and data services in Western Europe. KPN is the market leader in the major segments of the Dutch telecom market. Through E-Plus in Germany and BASE in Belgium, KPN has number-three positions in the mobile markets of these countries. As at December 31, 2004, we served 7.4 million fixed-line subscribers and 1.6 million Internet users in the Netherlands as well as 17.2 million mobile customers in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. KPN employed 31,116 individuals as of the same date. KPN was incorporated in 1989. Its shares are listed on the stock exchanges of Amsterdam, New York, London and Frankfurt. The credit ratings remained unchanged during the fourth quarter at A- with stable outlook (Standard & Poor’s) and Baa1 with stable outlook (Moody’s).

About Alcatel
Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or employees. Alcatel brings its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks; applications and services, to help its partners and customers build a user-centric broadband world. With sales of EURO 12.3 billion in 2004, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries.

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