Quotes:Rich Ruben, PEG Bandwidth's Chief Executive Officer said: "PEG Bandwidth is dedicated to solving the toughest challenges of our top tier wireless operator customers to serve mobile subscribers in less densely populated areas with 4G technology. The Alcatel-Lucent platform allows PEG Bandwidth to not only offer the Carrier Ethernet services our Wireless Operator customers want and need to efficiently run their networks, PEG Bandwidth is now well positioned to leverage our fiber network to offer high bandwidth Ethernet services to traditional Carriers and Enterprises." Charles Marsh, President of Alcatel-Lucent's Americas Region said : "For an ever-increasing number of businesses, both small and large, it is essential to have access to ultra-broadband speeds to support the applications necessary to function efficiently. Our Mobile Backhaul technology is enabling PEG Bandwidth to bring high bandwidth services to areas where it has not previously been available and improving the level of network access will have a significant economic impact in the rural markets PEG Bandwidth is addressing." Additional resources: Read recent articles to learn more about optimizing Mobile Backhaul Backhaul complexity: A key challenge in the evolution of mobile broadband Stay Connected: Avoid Dropped Calls Indoors With Better Backhaul Keeping Backhaul Front Of Mind for LTE/LTE-Advanced 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.