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Orange Uganda selects Alcatel-Lucent to build operate and manage its mobile network

Agreement provides operational savings, efficiencies and quality of service

Paris, October 8, 2009 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced today that Orange Uganda Ltd has selected Alcatel-Lucent to dramatically reduce their global network maintenance costs and improve network operating efficiencies. Alcatel-Lucent will build, operate and manage the Orange Uganda mobile network, by providing technical support, repair, field maintenance and program management services. This full Managed Services contract is the first ever in Uganda as well as in East Africa.

“By choosing Alcatel-Lucent to oversee our network maintenance, we’re able to streamline network operations with a common set of processes and to increase scalability, while simultaneously reducing costs, simplifying maintenance and delivering the consistent service levels our customers expect,” said Philippe Luxcey,CEO of Orange Uganda Ltd. “Our goal is to focus on our core business, and Alcatel-Lucent helps us achieve this by providing a comprehensive maintenance services portfolio, global delivery capability, and strong technical skills we need to help us deliver enhanced services more reliably to our customers.”

“Orange Uganda is looking to reduce costs by employing new business models for operating and maintaining a network which offers a comprehensive range of communications services across its territory,” said Pierre Barnabé, chairman and CEO of Alcatel-Lucent France. “ As a trusted partner, Alcatel-Lucent is helping Orange Uganda address maintenance and operational challenges by providing extensive technical know-how from world-class experts, a global logistics and repair network and a flexible suite of business models.”

In addition to Orange Uganda, many of the major service providers around the world rely on Alcatel-Lucent for network operations, network integration and multi-vendor maintenance, network outsourcing, applications integration and IP network transformation. Other customers include AT&T, Telstra, China Mobile, several affiliates of France Telecom, BT Global Services and many more.

About Orange
Orange is the key brand of France Telecom, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators. The Group had consolidated sales of 53.5 billion euros in 2008 and a customer base of 186 million customers in 30 countries at 2009, June 30. Orange, the Group’s single brand for Internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company operates, now covers more than two-thirds of customers. At the end of June 2009, the Group had 125,5 million mobile customers worldwide and 13,4 million broadband internet (ADSL) customers in Europe.
France Telecom-Orange is the number three mobile operator and the number one provider of broadband internet services in Europe and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.
The Group’s strategy, which is characterized by a strong focus on innovation, convergence and effective cost management, aims to establish Orange as an integrated operator and benchmark for new telecommunications services in Europe. Today the Group remains focused on its core activities as a network operator, while working to develop its position in new growth activities. To meet customer expectations, the Group strives to provide products and services that are simple and user-friendly, while maintaining a sustainable and responsible business model that can be adapted to the requirements of a fast-paced and changing eco-system.
For more information: www.orange.com, www.francetelecom.com, www.orange-business.com

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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