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TMCNet:  Alcatel-Lucent enables LG Uplus to deliver superfast broadband services to residents of major South Korean cities

[November 20, 2012]

Alcatel-Lucent enables LG Uplus to deliver superfast broadband services to residents of major South Korean cities

Nov 20, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris andNYSE: ALU) has transformed the network of South Korea's LG Uplus, enabling theservice provider to dramatically increase broadband speeds and capacity inresponse to exploding demand for superfast Internet access, IPTV services,voice-over-IP and other high-bandwidth services in their homes.


Ranked as the world's most advanced information economy by the ITU [i] , South Korea isexperiencing rapid growth of broadband services. To meet this demand, LG Uplushas deployed Alcatel-Lucent's Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching(IP/MPLS) technology in some of the country's major cities.

By deploying Alcatel-Lucent's IP service routers, LG Uplus will be able tooffer its customers faster, more reliable Internet access, video and voiceservices while growing revenues with the introduction of new services. This isthe first deployment of Alcatel-Lucent's service routers in Korea using itspowerful FP3 -- theindustry's first 400G processor -- and lays the foundation for future speedsof up to 400 gigabit-per-second and even greater capacity.

Rajeev Singh-Molares, President of Alcatel-Lucent Asia Pacific region, said:"In a market as digitally connected as South Korea, high-quality is key forservice providers like LG Uplus to attract and retain customers. This projectshowcases our ability to deliver a market-leading solution that will help thiscustomer rapidly expand its network according to residential and businessusers' changing data demands for years to come, while enabling the operator tolower its operational costs and energy consumption." About Alcatel-Lucent's solution for LG Uplus Alcatel-Lucent has provided LG Uplus with its 7750 Service Router (SR) portfolio to deliver morebandwidth and services to more subscribers, more efficiently. At the same time,LG Uplus is able to streamline its current network operations to deliversubstantial savings in both capital and operational expenses.

The solution deployed is part of the Alcatel-Lucent HighLeverage Network(TM) (HLN) . Alcatel-Lucent's vision for the HLN is focused onaddressing the exploding demand for broadband capacity and services, making iteasier for service providers to be able to capitalize on the new demands of analways-on world.

The Alcatel-Lucent Service Router portfolio has been adopted by more than475 carriers with presence in over 110 countries. Alcatel-Lucent holdsthe #2 position in the IP Edge Routing market segment worldwide [ii] .

[i] ITU annualreport "Measuring the Information Society 2012" [ii] Sources:Dell'Oro, Infonetics, Ovum, ACG (2Q 2012) 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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