Chorus New Zealand Chooses Alcatel-Lucent and Comptel for Ultra Fast Broadband Network Fibre Fulfillment Solution

  Chorus New Zealand Chooses Alcatel-Lucent and Comptel for Ultra Fast
  Broadband Network Fibre Fulfillment Solution

Companies to support the efficient provision, delivery and launch of broadband
services by retail service providers on the Chorus open access fibre network

Business Wire

PARIS & HELSINKI -- February 13, 2013

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and software provider Comptel
Corporation (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: CTL1V) are to provide Chorus, New Zealand’s
largest telecommunications infrastructure company, with a new Fibre
Fulfillment and Inventory Solution for their open access fibre services. The
solution will assist Retail Service Providers in New Zealand to create
innovative new services and deliver a great experience for customers using the
new Ultra Fast Broadband network.

In May 2011, Chorus was selected by Crown Fibre Holdings Ltd (CFH) to roll out
Ultra Fast Broadband in 24 of the 33 areas nationwide. This contract – with
Crown funding up to NZ$929 million – will see Chorus deploy around 17,000km of
new fibre optic cables to areas covering around 70% of the homes and
businesses within the UFB Fibre to the Home footprint.

As a provider of open access network services, Chorus does not have direct
contact with business and consumer customers, instead Chorus works with many
different phone and internet providers to facilitate access to the Chorus
network and assists Retail Service Providers to develop innovative new
products and services for both residential broadband and business services in
areas such as healthcare and education.

Working together, Chorus, Alcatel-Lucent and Comptel will ensure that Retail
Service Providers can quickly and efficiently develop new product offerings
and provision new customer connections on the Chorus ultra-fast broadband
network.

Andrew Miller, managing director of Alcatel-Lucent in New Zealand said:
“Alcatel-Lucent’s successful collaboration with the National Broadband Network
initiative in Australia, combined with our specific local knowledge, made us
the logical choice to lead this important project for Chorus. Providing a
fulfillment and inventory system that is easily adaptable to the ultrafast
broadband needs of Chorus’ customers is critical to the success of the network
rollout.”

Mr. Miller added: “We are also delighted to be working with Comptel to provide
an OSS system that will assist Chorus and Chorus’ customers to move quickly
toward the achievement of New Zealand’s national broadband targets.”

Kari Jokela, vice president, Asia-Pacific, Comptel said: “This deployment with
Chorus demonstrates the continued traction of our Next Generation Fulfillment
strategy, and we’re looking forward to seeing through the customer’s
high-speed broadband roll-out in New Zealand. Alcatel-Lucent’s expertise as a
leading systems integrator complements Comptel’s flexible approach to service
design, combined with our delivery capabilities, providing a fulfillment
solution perfectly suited to Chorus’ unique requirements.”

The Alcatel-Lucent and Comptel solution for Chorus
Alcatel-Lucent will serve as the systems integrator for the Comptel
Fulfillment CF8.0 implementation project, providing professional services
consisting of project management as well as the design, building, testing, and
deployment of the operational support system (OSS) for the network. Comptel
was chosen to provide its complete Comptel Fulfillment CF8.0 solution
consisting of Comptel Catalog, Comptel Order Management, Comptel Service and
Resource Inventory, and Comptel Provisioning and Activation.

The Comptel system is built upon a catalog-driven fulfillment architecture
that will be accessed by the service providers through a Chorus portal or a
business-to-business gateway. The system will provide comprehensive management
of customer service queries and orders, service qualification and feasibility
requests, as well as associated Service Level Management to assure that
customers receive the services they expect.

The contract began in October 2012 and will run through to the end of 2013.

ABOUT COMPTEL CORPORATION
Since 1986, Comptel has been a trusted provider of telecom business and
operations software and services. The company has helped more than 280 service
providers across 85 countries meet over one billion subscribers’
communications and infotainment needs. Comptel has leveraged its expertise in
service fulfilment, mediation, charging and policy control, and predictive
social analytics to equip service providers with solutions that enhance
customer engagement and, in turn, create revenue, reduce costs and lessen
churn. The company has more than 600 employees worldwide, and net sales were
EUR 77 million in 2011. For more information, visit: www.comptel.com.

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 centers,
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 -
Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.

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 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.

Contact:

Comptel Press Contacts
Ulla Koivukoski (Helsinki), +358 9 700 1131
ulla.koivukoski@comptel.com
or
March Communications (Boston), +1 617 960 9875
comptel@marchpr.com
or
Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts
Simon Poulter (Paris), +33 (0)1 40 76 50 84
simon.poulter@alcatel-lucent.com
or
Bryony Hilless (Auckland), +64 9 365 8106
bryony.hilless@alcatel-lucent.com
or
Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations
Frank Maccary, + 33 (0)1 40 76 12 11
frank.maccary@alcatel-lucent.com
or
Tom Bevilacqua, + 1 908-582-7998
thomas.bevilacqua@alcatel-lucent.com
or
Coralie Spaeter, +33 (0)1 40 76 49 08
coralie.spaeter@alcatel-lucent.com
 
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