PARIS, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU) will hold a web press conference on Monday, March 10th to launch a unique new technology for broadband wireless providers which addresses a major challenge that carriers are facing as they increase their deployment and support of data applications and devices over their wireless networks.

This technology webcast will take place on March 10, 2008, at 3PM Paris time (10AM EDT(1)) and will be hosted by Wim Sweldens, head of Bell Labs' Alcatel-Lucent Ventures. Joining him will be Mike Schabel, the General Manager of this product who will speak about the technology and the market needs and opportunities it addresses. Also participating will be a major wireless carrier that is trailing this technology in their live commercial network today.

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

Dial-in number for reporters who wish to ask questions after the presentation, is:

From Europe: +33-1-7228-0888

From the US: +1-866-907-5934

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

If reporters would like to ask questions following the event we ask them to send them to - referencing the Web press conference.

The conference call will be available for digital replay until April 10, 2008 at the following call in number: +33-1-72-28-01-49 or +1-866-828-2261 - access code: 216673#.

(1) The US will move to Daylight Savings Time on March 9.

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 organisations 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:

Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts: Régine Coqueran, Tel: +33-1-40-76-49-24,; Stéphane Lapeyrade, Tel: +33-1-40-76-12-74, Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations, Rémi Thomas, Tel: +33-1-40-76-50-61,, Maria Alcon, Tel: +33-1-40-76-15-17,, John DeBono, Tel: +1-908-582-7793,, Tony Lucido, Tel: +33-1-40-76-49-80,, Don Sweeney, Tel: +1-908-582-6153,