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[December 05, 2012]

Alcatel-Lucent and Main One Cable Company extend maintenance contract for international undersea cable

Dec 05, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE:ALU) and Main One Cable Company Limited, have renewed their marine maintenancecontract for Main One's submarine cable system connecting Portugal to Nigeriaover 7,000 km and contributing to enhance overall African and internationalconnectivity. Delivering high-speed bandwidth of 1.92 Tbit/s, the Main Onecable enables cost-effective access to global information, data and markets inWestern Africa.

As a member of the Atlantic Private Maintenance Agreement (APMA), Main Onewill continue to manage and maintain its network at the highest level ofperformance. Under the service level agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will makeavailable its maintenance vessels, as well as experienced, fully trained, andcertified specialist personnel for cable repairs.

"To ensure the optimal network availability for continuity and quality ofcommunications that our customers demand, we rely on world-class technicalsupport including state-of-the-art cable ships capable of delivering rapidresponse repair services in any weather condition," said Bernard Logan, MainOne Chief Commercial Officer. "Alcatel-Lucent's demonstrated capability andexperience in all aspects of marine operations and maintenance assures andenhances the reliability of our network." "This contract renewal further confirms Alcatel-Lucent's leading role asmarine service provider to help operators maintain their networks at thehighest standards of service reliability for maximum end-user confidence," saidPhilippe Dumont, head of Alcatel-Lucent's submarine network activity. "Combinedwith the recent redistribution of our maintenance vessels in the Atlantic, ourCape Verde-based cable ship will offer the shortest possible mobilization timefor any repair operations off West Africa.

Alcatel-Lucent capitalizes on its unique experience as turnkey providerdelivering a wide range of installation, maintenance and related services,which includes the Atlantic Private Maintenance Agreement (APMA). Alcatel-Lucent private maintenance agreements offer a unique solution adaptingto the particular maintenance philosophies of individual cable owners and theirneeds. Alcatel-Lucent currently maintains over 300,000km of criticalsubmarine cable infrastructure worldwide.

About Main One Main One is a communications services company providing open accesswholesale international connectivity and broadband capacity to countries inWest Africa. We built and own the first privately owned submarine cable over adistance of 7,000 kilometres along the West African coastline, with initiallanding stations in Nigeria, Ghana and Portugal. Main One provides open access,wholesale, international broadband capacity to countries along the westerncoast of Africa.

Main One Press Contact Name Jumoke Akande Email 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.

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