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Alcatel-Lucent opens Executive Briefing Center (EBC) in São Paulo, Brazil to showcase advanced communications technologies for carriers and enterprises

Paris, June 23, 2008 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced today the opening of its Brazilian Executive Briefing Center (EBC) – a large workspace equipped with state-of-the-art technology and demonstrations to host customers, business partners and other stakeholders interested in Alcatel-Lucent’s solutions. This is Alcatel-Lucent’s first Executive Briefing Center in Latin America.

Designed to facilitate business meetings, training and presentations, the new EBC will highlight advanced communications technologies used by wireless and wireline service providers and enterprises. Service provider customers will be able to see demos of significant technologies such as IPTV, WiMax and softswitch based next generation switching solutions. Enterprise customers will have a chance to see Alcatel-Lucent’s call center technology as well as the full range of voice and data products for corporate communications. There will also be demonstrations of Femto Cell and IP Security Control technology.

The EBC occupies nearly 15,400 square feet of space in the company’s premises on Anchieta Road, in São Paulo, and will receive visitors from Brazil and other countries in Latin America. It features executive meeting rooms with full videoconference capability to host customers and help them to experience the world of technologies available in the EBC.

“In line with the transformation taking place in the global communications market, this new EBC in Brazil showcases a number of new technologies and the services they will make possible in the future. It will give our customers and other important stakeholders in Latin America a more comprehensive understanding of the breadth and depth of Alcatel-Lucent solutions ”, said Victor Agnellini, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in the Caribbean and Latin America region. “We look forward to hosting customers and potential customers from all of Latin America to this state-of-the-art center.”

Alcatel-Lucent has a total of 11 Executive Briefing Centers around the world, with five located in the Americas region: one in Plano, Texas, one in Murray Hill and another one in Whippany, both in New Jersey (USA), one in Ottawa (Canada), and the new location in Brazil. There are two centers in the Asia Pacific region: Sydney, Australia, Shanghai, China. In Europe, there are locations in Antwerp, Belgium, Paris, France, and Moscow Russia. Finally, in the Middle East, there is an EBC in Cairo, Egypt.

The EBC in São Paulo will also host research and development (R&D) groups that will perform integration work from Bell Labs.

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:

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