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Alcatel’s FTTU solution utilized by Elion Enterprises for Triple Play services in Estonia

Paris, March 17, 2005 – Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) and Elion Enterprises Ltd., the major provider of telecommunication services in Estonia, have signed a deal for a Fiber-to-the-user (FTTU) field trial to deliver a full range of high bandwidth voice and data communications services in Estonia. This is one of the first FTTU pilots in Europe. All equipment is in place for the field trial which has begun.

Founded on January 1st, 1993, Elion has become the largest telecommunications and IT provider in Estonia. Today Elion is the market leader in fixed network calls, in Internet subscriptions and data communication solutions, and it has made a powerful entry into the IT market. Elion will conduct a field trial with dedicated subscribers in Merirahu, a greenfield site near Tallinn, offering a range of services such as TV, Voice and Internet.

According to the contract, Alcatel will supply its standard-based residential passive optical network (PON) equipment, the Alcatel 7340 FTTU, which has proven to offer low-risk implementation, high capacity and superior value versus cable. Capitalizing on Alcatel’s wireline broadband access technology leadership, the Alcatel FTTU platform enables established and emerging service providers to cost-effectively deliver high revenue, next generation broadband services today over a single optical fiber.

“When selecting a technology, it was important to us that the technology be capable of supporting the services we intend to offer now and in the future. Not only is bandwidth a key concern, but also continuity, reliability, universal usability and of course, expense,” said Toivo Praakel, Network Director of Elion Enterprises. “With Alcatel’s FTTU solution, we intend to offer triple play services in 2005 and to extend our customer base even further.”

“Elion’s choice of Alcatel’s FTTU technology makes sense as it concerns a greenfield installation and Alcatel is increasingly making an impact in this domain in the European market, ” said Michel Rahier, Chief Operating Officer of Alcatel’s fixed communications activities. “With Alcatel’s FTTU solution, Elion will have the ability to provide its customers with the most advanced technology in voice, data and video, backed by the support and expertise that they expect and deserve. It will help Elion to retain its leading position in the market by providing the best customer service as well as innovative household and business communication solutions.”

Alcatel offers the best in class value in the Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) market with a complete end-to-end, standards compliant portfolio for homes and businesses. From passive optical elements in the outside plant, to the highly sophisticated triplexer component (combines video, data and voice on a single fiber), the Alcatel Fiber to the User (FTTU) solution offers the best value for the customer.

For more information about the Alcatel 7340 FTTU solution, www.alcatel.com/fttu

About Elion Enterprises Ltd.
Elion (www.elion.ee) is the largest telecommunications and IT provider in Estonia. It is owned by AS Eesti Telekom, listed at the stock exchanges of Tallinn and London (TSE:ETL/LSE:EETD). In Estonia Elion is the market leader in fixed network calls, in Internet subscriptions and data communication solutions, and it has made a powerful entry into the IT market. In 2003 the consolidated net sales of the Elion Group were 2.56 billion kroons (165 million Euros), and the consolidated net profit was 318 million kroons 20 million Euros). Currently the Elion Group employs a staff of 2041.

Elion Press Contact Ain Parmas Tel :+ 372 639 7236 [email protected]

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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