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Alcatel-Lucent to Integrate Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Realtime

Companies target small and medium enterprise companies with new solutions

RALEIGH, N.C

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the leading provider of open source solutions, will integrate Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Realtime technologies in Alcatel-Lucent communication products for small and medium enterprises (SME). The collaboration supports Alcatel-Lucent’s Dynamic Enterprise commitment to interconnecting people, networks, process and knowledge in a flexible, open environment while helping Red Hat expand its business.



The evolution toward Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Realtime technology, a major component of the recently announced Red Hat MRG, will enable Alcatel-Lucent to further strengthen reliability, scalability, security and stability throughout the lifecycle of its SME portfolio of voice, data, mobility and collaboration products. Alcatel-Lucent will benefit from Red Hat’s hardware certification program on its next-generation hardware platforms, and from Red Hats extended support cycles including security updates.



“The selection of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Realtime technologies for our SME portfolio is the obvious choice for Alcatel-Lucent”, said Tom Burns, Chief Operating Officer of Alcatel-Lucent enterprise activities. “By relying on the market leader in open source software and services for our operating system and middleware needs, we can focus our development efforts on delivering innovative ways for fixed and mobile users to communicate and interact with each other -- any where, any time, over any access and any device.”



“We are excited to expand our relationship with Alcatel-Lucent into the SME segment”, said Paul Cormier, executive vice president of Engineering at Red Hat. “Not only does this show that Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an ideal platform for the SME sector, but it also demonstrates that Red Hats technology is well suited to handle mission-critical applications such as realtime enterprise communications.”



Alcatel-Lucent builds solutions that transform the way small and medium enterprises communicate by delivering fully integrated communication, collaboration and mobility solutions that are scalable, reliable and cost-effective. The Alcatel-Lucent SME portfolio features the OmniPCX Office family of IP-PBX systems and the Extended Communication Server family of collaboration and unified communication servers, all of which are based on Linux distributions.



Red Hat-based products from Alcatel-Lucent will be available 1H 2009.





About Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprise and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 17.8 billion in 2007 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com



Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts

Régine Coqueran

Tel: + 33 (0)1 40 76 49 24

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Theresa Cede

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theresa.cede@alcatel-lucent.com

Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations

Rémi Thomas

Tel: + 33 (0)1 40 76 50 61

remi.thomas@alcatel-lucent.com

Maria Alcon

Tel: + 33 (0)1 40 76 15 17

maria.alcon@alcatel-lucent.com

John DeBono

Tel: + 1908-582-7793

debono@alcatel-lucent.com

Tony Lucido

Tel: + 33 (0)1 40 76 49 80

alucido@alcatel-lucent.com





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