Alcatel-Lucent optical and IP technologies selected by Wind for transformation of national fixed and wireless network in Italy

Alcatel-Lucent optical and IP technologies selected by Wind for transformation
               of national fixed and wireless network in Italy

Transformation to open up networks for the growing demand for broadband
services and lay foundation for advanced business and residential services

PR Newswire

VIMERCATE, Italy, ROME and PARIS, June 27, 2013

VIMERCATE, Italy, ROME and PARIS, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Italian
operator Wind Telecomunicazioni confirms Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and
NYSE: ALU) to extend and transform Wind's nationwide fibre-optic transport and
IP communication networks.

Alcatel-Lucent is providing a network transformation solution that includes
long-haul optical transport, mobile backhaul, metro area network (MAN) and IP
service edge technology to expand and update Wind's existing network, as well
as introduce advanced services to customers.

The network expansion and upgrade will help Wind to meet the growing demand
for ultra-fast broadband services as smartphones and other broadband mobile
devices continue to be adopted while offering advanced services to the
operator's business and residential customers.

Key Facts:

  oAlcatel-Lucent's 100 gigabit per second (100G) fiber optic technology
    features the 1830 Photonic Service Switch with the 400G Photonic Service
    Engine for the converged long-haul transport of both fixed and mobile
    traffic, helping address the booming demand for high-bandwidth data
    services such as high-definition video streaming, next-generation mobile
    broadband applications and cloud services.
  oApplication of the Alcatel-Lucent 1850 Transport Service Switch to extend
    Wind's mobile backhaul infrastructure in support of mobile broadband
  oAlcatel-Lucent's 7750 Service Router for aggregating traffic in the metro
    areas and as the IP service edge for delivering advanced, high-speed
    residential services and business services, such as VPN over IP and
    Internet access.


Nicola Grassi, CTO at Wind Telecomunicazioni, said: "This agreement confirms
our commitment to deliver services with high efficiency and functionality to
our customers, by developing the telecommunication infrastructure in Italy.
The continuous evolution of our transport network is of paramount importance
to our strategy, which aims to provide an effective and intelligent answer to
the new phase of communications, already characterized by a real data
explosion, particularly in mobility, with the objective of keeping on offering
the best value/price ratio, that is what distinguishes our positioning."

Nicolas Bouverot, Vimpelcom Global Account Director, said: "Within the
Vimpelcom Group, Wind is well recognized due to its market success and because
it fosters innovative technology to stay ahead of customer demand. Embracing
Alcatel-Lucent's 100G, transport and IP/MPLS technology to cope with mobile
broadband services evolution is a prime example of the operator's deep
understanding of this market"

Gianluca Baini, CEO Alcatel-Lucent Italia, said: "Alcatel-Lucent and Wind have
a longstanding relationship in the highly competitive European telecoms
market. The choice of our overall solution highlights the confidence Wind has
in our ability to design and deploy a network in preparation for its next step
in network transformation."


Wind is one of the few European Tlc operators which offers integrated services
for mobile, fixed and Internet telephony. In Italy, it is the third mobile
operator with over 22 million subscribers as of March 31, 2013 and the major
alternative operator in the fixed telephony market, with about 3 million

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responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and
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communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we
pursue our mission of Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.

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global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012 and
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