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Alcatel continues to lead the DSL market with 70 million lines shipped

Madrid, Spain, October 4, 2005 — Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced that it has passed a major milestone, having cumulatively shipped more than 70 million digital subscriber lines (DSL) to customers worldwide. This achievement represents a 40% increase over the 50 million lines cumulative milestone that Alcatel announced last year at the Broadband World Forum in Venice. Alcatel’s broadband access market leadership position is more than three times that of its nearest competitor.

Alcatel’s continued broadband access innovation and leadership is mostly driven by its Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) family. Alcatel’s ISAM family is the market’s first true 100% triple play access platform. Offering the flexibility to deploy a range of access technologies in various equipment practices and support a wide variety of services, the ISAM family is the most economical solution for service providers to transform their broadband access network into a triple play distribution network.

In less than a year, over 35 customers worldwide have committed to deploy Alcatel’s ISAM products. For example, in Asia, China Telecom, China Netcom and Chunghwa Telecom selected Alcatel as their partner to transform their broadband access infrastructure.

Most recently in Europe, Telecom Italia has chosen Alcatel as its strategic partner to support the migration of their ATM network, as they move to an IP-based network. The Alcatel solution addresses Telecom Italia’s time-to-market objectives to provide increased bandwidth and services – such as IPTV – to its customers.

Alcatel’s ISAM global presence also includes Telefónica Brazil, Telefónica del Sur (Chile), Telemar, SBC, TELUS, and BellSouth.

“Alcatel’s global channels and diverse product portfolio enable the company to defend its strong market position in the overall broadband infrastructure realm. Alcatel continues to deliver the product innovations and partnerships needed to maintain a competitive edge in the overall DSLAM market. With its massive installed base and unmatched experience in deploying DSL service with Tier 1 carriers across the globe, the overall Alcatel DSL access proposition can be viewed as the most comprehensive on the market,” Ron Westfall, Principal Analyst at Current Analysis reported in September 2005.

With flexibility, a mix of technologies and form factors, combined with innovative IP/Ethernet and triple play solutions, Alcatel’s ISAM portfolio revolutionizes the way broadband access networks are built by service providers around the globe.

About Alcatel’s user-centric triple play
To meet today’s quest for increased personalized and interactive services, Alcatel helps worldwide operators transform their networks and deliver a new, way better end-user experience. Alcatel’s user-centric triple play builds on its leadership in broadband technology, IP networking, optics, new multimedia and video applications, as well as end-to-end services integration. End-users will enjoy unique, exciting services including video on demand, personal TV, community channels, online gaming and sharing of music, photos and home videos, all delivered simply and seamlessly via a range of devices and networks.
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 and 56,000 employees in 2004, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries.

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