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KT selects Alcatel-Lucent to build IP network for delivering advanced networking services to its business customers

The more flexible network will offer better service quality, scalability and service intelligence

Seoul, February 9, 2011 – Alcatel-Lucent today announced it has been selected by KT, the largest communication service provider in Korea, to provide a next-generation IP edge network to deliver quality Internet, virtual private networking (VPN) and security services to its business customers in Seoul and other metropolitan areas across the country.

The growing reliance by business on broadband communications underscores the importance of a reliable, high-performance IP network to a nation’s economy. As a result, KT is replacing its legacy best effort infrastructure with a network from Alcatel-Lucent that provides quality, high bandwidth IP services to KT’s business customers. Alcatel-Lucent’s solution, based on its 7750 Service Router (SR), will converge all services onto a common, scalable, service aware network allowing KT to streamline its current network operations and derive significant savings in both capital and operational expenses.

According more of business customers are using broadband services to conduct their daily business, KT has focused on providing them with a reliable, adaptable network capable of handling large amounts of traffic. Alcatel-Lucent’s intelligent edge routing solution enhances KT infrastructure and helps KT provide the advanced business services to their business customers. Its large capacity service routing platform also enables KT to scale their network according to subscriber, service requirements and variations in traffic.

By leveraging the advanced Hierarchical-Quality of Service (H-QoS) and embedded routing intelligence (DPI) capabilities of the 7750 SR, KT will be able to offer compelling new services to its customers such as the Application Assured L2/L3 VPNs and IPsecsecurity services.

“This achievement demonstrates we have strong leadership in IP solution area in global market including APAC region” said Rajeev Singh-Molares, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Asia-Pacific. “We will be dedicated to enhancing KT’s infrastructure and helping KT provide the differentiating, converged services to its business customers.”

Alcatel-Lucent 7750SR is adopted by more than 110 leading service providers around the world including BT, AT&T, Verizon, Telstra, and Deutsche Telekom. And Alcatel-Lucent holds the #2 position in the IP/MPLS Edge market segment worldwide in 3Q 2010 according to Dell’oro Group and IDC reports.

About KT

KT Corporation is the largest telecommunications service provider in Korea. As an integrated telecommunications service provider, its principal wireline and wireless services include telephone services,broadband Internet access service and other Internet-related services including Internet protocol television (IP-TV) services, mobile telecommunications servicessuch as third-generation High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)-based wireless Internet and video multimedia communications services, and various other services including satellite service and cloud service. For more information, visit KT’s website at www.kt.com.

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, 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 and optics 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 15.2 billion in 2009 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, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.

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

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