PARIS, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced today that Tom Goodwin, Vice-President of Marketing & Communications for Alcatel-Lucent's Optics activities and Etienne Lafougère, President of Alcatel-Lucent's submarine network activity will give a joint media tutorial on Optics on April 8, 2008 at 3.00 PM Paris time (9 AM New York time).

Tom Goodwin will discuss the network transformation trend taking place in the transport space whereby operators are implementing 40 Gbit/s technology as an intermediate step to 100 Gbit/s and are moving to hybrid packet-optical infrastructures. In addition, Etienne Lafougère will outline the revamp in the submarine market that has characterised 2007 and how Alcatel-Lucent is helping high-growth economies in bridging the digital divide.

With a market share of 24% in 2007 (source: Ovum RHK), Alcatel-Lucent is the world leader in optical networking, including both the terrestrial and submarine segments, a position that the company holds since 2001.

Leveraging its technology and innovation leadership, Alcatel-Lucent is spearheading the transformation to all packet transport. Alcatel-Lucent integrates its experience, leading portfolio and innovative vision into optical and wireless transport solutions that support a broad range of blended service applications - such as triple play, Carrier Ethernet connectivity, Mobile TV and 2G/3G mobile backhaul - exceeding customer needs in the fixed, mobile, submarine and vertical markets.

To join this audio webcast session, please connect on the Alcatel-Lucent website to:

Dial-in number for press reporters who wish to ask questions after the presentation, is: +33(0)1-72-26-06-12

Please ask for the "Alcatel-Lucent" media tutorial webcast and state your name. We advise you to dial in 15 minutes before the start of the conference call.

If press reporters would like to ask questions in advance, they just need to send them to referencing the media tutorial.

The conference call will be available for digital replay from April 9, 2007 at 8:00 AM CET at the following call in number: +33(0)1-72-28-01-49 access code: 218695#

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:

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