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Alcatel-Lucent Positioned As A Leader In Gartner Magic Quadrant For Fiber-to-the-Home Equipment

PARIS, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of its recently published " Magic Quadrant for Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Equipment."[1]

In this Magic Quadrant, Gartner, a leading worldwide IT research and advisory firm, "analyzes the positions of 12 technology providers in a market that is growing in value, is consolidating with respect to vendors and is critical to the future delivery of broadband services."

Companies are assessed on "Ability to Execute" – covering aspects such as products and services, overall viability, market responsiveness and track record, marketing execution, and customer experience – and "Completeness of Vision" – concerning market understanding, marketing strategy, sales strategy, offering (product) strategy, business model, vertical/ industry strategy, geographic strategy and innovation.

Federico Guillen, head of Alcatel-Lucent's Fixed Networks business, commented: "As Alcatel-Lucent executes The Shift Plan – our industrial strategy to become a specialist IP Networking and Ultra-Broadband Access vendor – we continuously strive to bring service providers the best solutions, the best support, and the best options to meet their customers' ultra-broadband needs. Our recent launches of FTTX micro-nodes and an EPON solution for cable operators are the latest examples of this commitment and so we are delighted to be recognized by Gartner as a leader in their Fiber-to-the-Home Magic Quadrant."

Gartner Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Additional information

About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of global communications, providing products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, enterprises and institutions throughout the world.

Underpinning Alcatel-Lucent in driving the industrial transformation from voice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and information is Bell Labs, an integral part of Alcatel-Lucent and one of the world's foremost technology research institutes, responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent innovations have resulted in the company being recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator, as well as being named by MIT Technology Review as amongst 2012's Top 50 "World's Most Innovative Companies". Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader for Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review for making global communications more sustainable, affordable and accessible, all in pursuit of the company's mission to realize the potential of a connected world.

With revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012, Alcatel-Lucent is listed on the Paris and New York stock exchanges (Euronext and NYSE: ALU). The company 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 MATHEW PITT-BAILEY     mathew.pitt-bailey@alcatel-lucent.com         T : +33 (0)1 55 66 71 18

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


[1] Gartner Magic Quadrant for Fiber-to-the-Home Equipment, Ian Keene, 15 October 2013

SOURCE Alcatel-Lucent

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