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TMCNet:  Alcatel-Lucent was the fastest growing Data Centre Switching vendor in Q3'2012

[January 28, 2013]

Alcatel-Lucent was the fastest growing Data Centre Switching vendor in Q3'2012

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) At a glance: * Alcatel-Lucent saw 31 percent quarter-to-quarter growth in Data Centre Ethernet switch revenue while market saw only 0.7% growth * Award Winning Data Centre Switching solution continues to win significant new customers * Industry leading products, such as the OmniSwitch 10K contributed to this growth Maidenhead -- In the Infonetics Research report "Data Centre Network Equipment, Quarterly Worldwide and Regional Market Share Size and Forecast, 3Q12", issued Dec. 10, 2012, Alcatel-Lucent, with its award winning Data Centre Switching solution outperformed all other vendors, with revenue growing almost 31% from Q22012, compared to a market growth of just 0.7%.


According to Sam Barnett, Directing Analyst for Data Centre and Cloud, Infonetics Research, "Alcatel-Lucent has the top spot among its competitors in terms of percentage revenue growth quarter-over-quarter worldwide in Q32012.

Only one other vendor saw double digit growth from Q2 to Q3, with the rest in the low single digits or even negative." "While the rest of industry grew at an average of less than one percent, we are at a double digit pace and we attribute that to the quality and breath of offerings we are able to deliver to our customers," said, Stephane Robineau, General Manager, Networks Business at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise. "We're pleased that weve been able to perform so well in this tough economy. As enterprises continue to expand their networks, they are seeking solutions that optimise performance, reduce complexity and most importantly provide a seamless user experience. The worldwide growth we have seen in Q3 in data centre and cloud categories indicates that our solutions are important for our customers as they continue to build and expand their networks." Alcatel-Lucents market-leading data centre and cloud solutions include the award-winning OmniSwitch 10K Modular LAN Chassis, the OmniSwitch 6900 Stackable LAN switch, the OmniSwitch 6850E Stackable LAN switch and the OmniVista management platform.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise provides communication solutions and services to businesses of all sizes. Currently serving more than 250,000 customers across its enterprise portfolio, Alcatel-Lucent enables enterprises to change the conversation that is being driven by consumers and the consumerisation of IT in business.

About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centres, responsible for 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, which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks while delivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission - Realising the Potential of a Connected World.

With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organisations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billion in 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 the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/ blog and follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.

Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts SIMON POULTER simon.poulter@alcatel-lucent.com T : + 33 (0)1 40 76 50 84 TRACY DUPREE tracy.dupree@alcatel-lucent.com T : + 1 818-878-4408 CLAIRE GRANT cgrant@iba-international.com T : 01780 721433 Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations FRANK MACCARY frank.maccary@alcatel-lucent.com T : + 33 (0)1 40 76 12 11 TOM BEVILACQUA thomas.bevilacqua@alcatel-lucent.com T : + 1 908-582-7998 CORALIE SPAETER coralie.spaeter@alcatel-lucent.com T : +33 (0)1 40 76 49 08 ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at http://www.presswire.net on the world wide web. Inquiries to info@m2.com)).

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