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Alcatel-Lucent to conduct WiMAX trial with Thailand’s True Corporation

Paris, June 11, 2008 – Alcatel-Lucent (Paris: Euronext and NYSE: ALU), a global leader in WiMAX, today announced plans to conduct a trial of wireless broadband services using WiMAX Rev-e technology with True, Thailand’s only fully integrated telecommunications providers and leader in convergence lifestyle.

For the trial Alcatel-Lucent will provide True Corporation with a comprehensive WiMAX solution that operates on the 2.5 GHz frequency band, including base stations, wireless access controller, operation and maintenance center, customer premises equipment (CPE) – including WiMAX CPE and wireless cards for laptop computers – to deliver Internet broadband access when on the move.

Alcatel-Lucent will also provide its WiMAX engineering expertise and integration services for the trial, which will take place in Phatumthanee province on the outskirts of Bangkok. This trial has also been designed to test several applications that improve the overall welfare of the community by leveraging advances in telecommunications technology.

“Alcatel-Lucent is a clear leader in the market in WiMAX with 25 commercial contracts and more than 70 trials around the world,” said Mr. Vincent Duda, Managing Director of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Thailand. “This leadership position gives us a unique ability to address the broadest set of customer requirements and the most extensive field experience to draw from. Being chosen by True for this important test is yet another testament to our growing reputation in this important market sector and an important statement about our role as a leading supplier for this customer.”

Alcatel-Lucent was recently selected by True Move to support the expansion of its GSM/EDGE network.

Thiti Nantapatsiri, Managing Director Home/Consumer Solution & High Speed Access, True Corporation PCL. said, “True’s initiative reflects our position as Thailand’s convergence solutions leader. We plan to offer our customers the advantages of WiMAX-based technologies that allow for seamless and uninterrupted nomadic connection to advanced services for customers in the remote areas of Thailand while on-the-go using WiMAX-enabled devices. With more than 12.5 million mobile subscribers and 570,000 wireline broadband customers under the True Group, we hope to further propel the concept of today’s convergence lifestyle with the addition of WiMAX broadband services.”

Alcatel-Lucent’s Universal WiMAX solution integrates the latest technological innovations, such as “beam forming”* and MIMO**. Beam forming enables a service provider to dramatically reduce the number of radio sites needed to provide coverage – in some instances by as much as 40 percent – while reducing interference and ensuring better indoor penetration of the radio signal. MIMO helps make radio links more robust, nearly doubling the capacity delivered in dense urban environments.

About WiMAX
WiMAX (802.16e-2005) stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. It enables Voice and Broadband connectivity for fixed, nomadic or mobile use in urban, suburban and rural areas. For more information about Alcatel-Lucent WiMAX solutions, please visit www.alcatel-lucent.com/wimax

* “Beam forming” is an Advanced Antenna Technology (AAT) that ensures that radio power is concentrated where the WiMAX terminals are, adjusting the beam automatically as the terminals move around the coverage area.

** “MIMO” (Multiple Input – Multiple Output) is an Advanced Antenna Technology (AAT) that combines the radio signals transmitted and received on separate antennas. The technique takes advantage of the multiple paths and reflections of a radio signal to strengthen radio communications, particularly in densely populated areas where signals can be degraded by buildings and other physical obstacles.

About True Corporation Plc
True Corporation Public Company Limited is Thailand’s only fully-integrated communications service provider, and leader in solutions for convergence lifestyles. True provides consumers, small and medium enterprises, and corporations with a full range of voice, data and multimedia solutions customized to meet their needs. True is the largest wireline service provider in Bangkok, the largest broadband provider in the country and a major player in the wireless, cellular and Internet markets. Principal subsidiary companies in the True Group include True Visions, Thailand’s dominant pay television operator, and True Move, a major mobile phone service provider. True gives consumers the freedom to live different lifestyles, by providing them with the power to communicate, access knowledge, information and entertainment, as well as carry out online activities whenever, wherever, and how they like under five product and service categories: TrueMove, TrueOnline, TrueVisions, TrueMoney, and TrueLife. For more information, please visit: http://www.truecorp.co.th/

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprise and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 17.8 billion in 2007 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

Contact the Alcatel-Lucent Press Office: [email protected]

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