Intertelecom and Alcatel-Lucent complete mobile backhaul network in Ukraine

 Intertelecom and Alcatel-Lucent complete mobile backhaul network in Ukraine

Alcatel-Lucent's backhaul solution enables Intertelecom to meet sharply
increasing demands on bandwidth and keep pace with consumer needs

PR Newswire

KIEV, Ukraine and PARIS, July 1, 2013

KIEV, Ukraineand PARIS, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext
Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Intertelecom, the first national CDMA operator in
Ukraine, today announced the successful completion of an Internet
Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching-based mobile backhaul solution
throughout the country. The project was launched in 2011.

Alcatel-Lucent's IP/MPLS-based mobile backhaul solution enables Intertelecom
to meet current needs for scalable, cost-efficient and fully managed IP-based
transport network that can also evolve and retain customers by offering a high
quality consumer experience.

Key facts:

  oAlcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS-based mobile backhaul solution offers a converged,
    scalable all-IP network allowing dynamic service creation and delivery at
    the lowest cost-per-bit, while paving the way for evolution to 4G LTE.
  oIntertelecom can now react to demands on bandwidth with cell sites in
    optimum locations.
  oIncreased network capacity supports high-bandwidth data applications,
    enabling Intertelecom to offer the highest quality and most advanced
    mobile services.
  oAlcatel-Lucent has deployed its 7750 Service Router (SR) and 7210 Service
    Aggregation Switch (SAS-M) along with the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service
    Aware Manager (SAM) and provided a range of other services, like high and
    low level network design, configuration and integration.


Boris Akulov, General Director Intertelecom, said: "Having modernized our
transport infrastructure with the help of Alcatel-Lucent, we prepared our
network for evolution to LTE, launch of next generation communication and data
services to meet end-user demand.

Alexey Khakhlyuk, Head of Alcatel-Lucent Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia said:
"This project continues longstanding relationship with Intertelecom. The fact
that Alcatel-Lucent was selected for this important network transformation
project underscores the confidence in our ability to economically and
efficiently upgrade Intertelecom's infrastructure to meet future market
demands in terms of bandwidth, provision of sophisticated IP-services and
enhanced mobile experience."

OJSC Intertelecom is the first national CDMA operator.
The operator provides mobile, fixed communications, roaming, mobile 3G
internet access based on CDMA EVDO Rev.A and CDMA EVDO rev.B technologies in
all regions of Ukraine. Using CDMA standard, Intertelecom has significant
advantages, i.e. high quality of communication and high data transmission
rates as well as confidentiality and ecological safety of communication.

To secure the highest standards of services and convenience for its clients,
the operator develops a network of Client Service Centers and a dealer's
network. The Client Service Centers are located in all regional cities. The
active work of the operator is focused not only on the presence in regional
centers and densely-populated regions but also in rural areas, and ensuring
coverage along main transport routes of Ukraine.
As of now the subscriber base of Intertelecom makes up more than 1 mln
Site of the company

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 innovations are regularly recognized by international
institutions for their positive impact on society. In 2012 and for the second
year running, Alcatel-Lucent was named one of the Thomson Reuters Top 100
Global Innovators, recognition for the company's continued addition to its
world-class patent portfolio, one of the largest in the telecom industry.
Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for its sustainability performance. In
2012 the company was ranked Technology Supersector Leader by the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index. Through its innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making
communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we
pursue our mission of Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.

With operations throughout the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with
global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012 and
is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

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