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Alcatel-Lucent and KELAG to test an end-to-end smart metering solution for efficient energy measurement in Austria

Vienna, Austria and Metering Europe, Barcelona, Spain, October 6, 2009 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced it has started a pilot project with KELAG Netz GmbH, an Austrian power and gas supplier and energy network operator based in Carinthia, for the deployment and integration of a smart metering infrastructure.

In the pilot, Alcatel-Lucent will start providing its smart metering solution for up to 550 homes. This project is one of the first end-to-end pilots including Operational Support Systems (OSS)/Business Support System (BSS) for smart metering in Austria. It will also help KELAG Netz GmbH to educate and financially incent consumers to be more aware of their energy usage.

The smart metering solution provided by Alcatel-Lucent, together with the components supplied by its partners, offer an easy to use, end-to-end system to record energy consumption in an automated and accurate way. The service spectrum of the solution ranges from the supply of the Meter Data Management solution (MDM) through a software-based prepayment functionality to an Operational Support System (OSS) for alarm management, inventory and ticketing.

“We have selected Alcatel-Lucent because of its advanced MDM and OSS solution,” said Gerald Obernosterer, Head of Operational Communication, KELAG Netz GmbH. “The combination of the Meter Data Management System with an Operational Support System provided by the Alcatel-Lucent solution is an important cornerstone of a professional smart metering architecture.”

“Smart metering touches the critical business processes of the utility,” said Thierry Pollet, Head of the smart metering solutions at Alcatel-Lucent. “With AMI (Automated Meter Infrastructure), metering data will become available at a pace as never seen before. Meter Data Management must protect the legacy IT infra-structure, processing the incoming real-time metering data and adapting it to the requirements of the legacy IT infrastructure. MDM must protect the existing IT infrastructure while at the same time allowing a gradual transformation of the utility business processes to smart grid.”

About KELAG Netz GmbH
KELAG Netz GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of KELAG-Kärntner Elektrizitäts-Aktiengesellschaft. The company was founded in 2004 and started operational business on January 1, 2005. The distribution network of KELAG Netz GmbH supplies over 235.000 electricity customers and approximately 10.000 gas customers.
KELAG-Kärntner Elektrizitäts-Aktiengesellschaft supplies customers in the areas of electricity, gas and heating all over Austria. Furthermore, the company operates power stations in Carinthia. KI-KELAG International GmbH bundles water power and wind power activities abroad, KELAG Eco Heat GmbH works on international heating- and bio energy projects.

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 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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