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TMCNet:  Alcatel-Lucent provides Germany's desaNet with advanced data network to enhance safety and efficiency for energy providers and businesses

[October 10, 2012]

Alcatel-Lucent provides Germany's desaNet with advanced data network to enhance safety and efficiency for energy providers and businesses

Oct 10, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- desaNet Telekommunikation Sachsen Ost GmbH,a 100% subsidiary of the energy provider ENSO Energie Sachsen Ost (ENSO), is tooffer business customers voice and data services to enhance the safety,efficiency and cost effectiveness of their operations a new communicationsnetwork from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU).

The new communication network uses Alcatel-Lucent's InternetProtocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) technology. IP/MPLS enablesthe super-fast delivery of huge amounts of data in real time. Using the networkdesaNet will be able to offer businesses new services such as prioritization ofsignals in case of incidents so they can be fixed before they become an issue.The new network will enable desaNet to support multiple essential services onone communications system to reduce network complexity and costs.

The system will provide support for features such as teleprotection, whichensures faults are isolated from the main supply network to maintain the safetyand reliability of a system - in milliseconds - before it can affect customers'machinery and systems. At the same time it will also provide support forsupervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, as well as othervoice and data services.

Hans-Dietmar Beyer, Managing Director of desaNet, said: "Alcatel-Lucent willprovide us with a new uniform network for operational and for commercialtelecommunications services. This is a modern and seminal approach that meetsall our business customers' current and future communications needs -- as wellas those of energy providers such as ENSO, with the ability to support future'smart grid' applications." Patrick Langelaan, Vice President Sales, German Accounts of Alcatel-Lucent,said: "Alcatel-Lucent's IP/MPLS network paves the way for the future support ofSmart Grid applications, delivering even further enhancements for energycompanies and their customers. We are delighted to work with desaNet tohelp them transform the communications abilities of companies in the state ofSaxony." Alcatel-Lucent's technology solution for desaNet Under the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will design, install and commission theIP/MPLS network covering parts of Saxony. Specific products includeAlcatel-Lucent's 1830 Photonic Service Switch Core Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing(DWDM) system, 7705 Service Aggregation Router , 7210 Service Access Switch , 5650 Control Plane Assurance Manager , 5620 Service Aware Manager and the 9500 Microwave Packet Radio . Alcatel-Lucent is also providing its overallproject management expertise to ensure a smooth migration and uninterruptedservice from the legacy to the new IP technology. In addition Alcatel-Lucent isproviding its expertise on cyber security in order to support desaNet'stransformation to an all-IP network.

Alcatel-Lucent Dynamic Communication Solutions for the Smart Grid Alcatel-Lucent is bringing communications technology to the Smart Gridallowing customers to make energy choices in real time, online, from anywhereempowering them to save energy and money every day. All while helping supporttheir mission-critical operations with uncompromised reliability andsecurity. Alcatel-Lucent is running more than 80 mission criticalnetworks and Smart Grid transformations worldwide. And with our new BellLabs innovation - advanced analytical techniques and tools, utilities can minethe wealth of information from smart meters, Supervisory Control and DataAcquisition (SCADA) systems and other data to provide the utility the abilityto measure, monitor and control their electricity distribution network in realtime with unprecedented levels of detail. With operations in more than130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations inthe industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. Learnmore about our Dynamic Communication Solutions for the Smart Grid .

About ENSO -- Energie Sachsen Ost AG Find out more: http://www.enso.de Contact: CLAUDIA KUBA +49 (0) 351 468 52 05 Claudia.Kuba@enso.de About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governmentsaround the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field ofnetworking and communications technology, products and services. The company ishome to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers, responsiblefor breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry.Alcatel-Lucent was named one of MIT Technology Review's 2012 Top 50 list of the"World's Most Innovative Companies" for breakthroughs such as lightRadio(TM),which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks whiledelivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations,Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable andmore accessible as we pursue our mission - Realizing the Potential of aConnected World.

With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experiencedglobal services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a localpartner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billionin 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com , read the latest posts on theAlcatel-Lucent blog: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Companyon Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent .

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