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Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile to Co-Develop Future of Mobile Networks

April 20, 2011

PARIS and BEIJING, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and China Mobile today
announced a wide-ranging joint memorandum of understanding to pursue
pioneering developments in next generation mobile communications including
further co-development around Alcatel-Lucent’s powerful lightRadio
technology. The partnership agreement was signed by Romano Valussi, President
of Alcatel-Lucent in China, and Bill Huang, president of China Mobile
Research Institute in a signing ceremony in Beijing today.

China Mobile is the biggest mobile operator by subscribers in the world.
Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in radio access, IP, and optical technologies -
all critical elements in mobile networking – thanks to its flagship Bell Labs research arm which invented and continues to invent many of the fundamental
networking technologies of today and tomorrow including the much heralded
lightRadio cube.

This research collaboration will further extend the close relationship
between the two companies, establishing the framework to jointly explore:

– the evolution of mobile network architectures leveraging and
integrating China Mobile’s Cloud-RAN and Alcatel-Lucent’s lightRadio and
advanced antennas technology;

– explore the evolution of core network structure on the basis of network
virtualization; and

– develop technologies and approaches for alternative energy use to
achieve green ICT

The MOU is mutually initiated and endorsed by Wang Jianzhou, Chairman of
China Mobile and Ben Verwaayen, Alcatel-Lucent CEO.

Ben Verwaayen, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, said: “This vital collaborative
agreement will bring together two industry leaders, using joint research, to
bring new breakthroughs to market at what we call ‘the speed of ideas’.”

Wang Jianzhou, Chairman of China Mobile, said: “Co-development with
Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs will benefit evolving our network technology to
support the next generation of mobile-based applications, experiences,
economies, and social networks.”

Editor’s note: contact press@alcatel-lucent.com for photos of event

About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE : ALU)

The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic
industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in
mobile, fixed, IP and optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and
services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost
centres of research and innovation in communications technology.

With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most
experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is
a local partner with global reach.

The Company achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 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:
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SOURCE Alcatel-Lucent


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