PARIS, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that, according to data from Infonetics, it is now the #1 vendor in the IP edge router market in the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region with almost 31 percent market share. During Q1 2009, Alcatel-Lucent increased its market share in the worldwide IP edge router segment, strengthening its #2 position globally with 20 percent share.

Alcatel-Lucent continued its momentum in the fastest-growing service provider routing segment with strong demand for its 3rd generation IP/MPLS service routers. More than 270 customers in 100+ countries have selected the portfolio to respond to market demands including consumer IPTV and Internet access, Ethernet and IP VPNs for Enterprises, and wireless core and backhaul evolution.

In this economic climate carriers are focusing their capital expenditures on strategic transformation of their networks in order to deliver new services and applications, said Basil Alwan, president of Alcatel-Lucent's IP activities. Alcatel-Lucent is well positioned to take advantage of this, and our market share gains reflect the alignment of our portfolio with the strategic priorities of our customers.

Continuing its market momentum, in a separate announcement made earlier this week, Alcatel-Lucent revealed it has successfully deployed an IP/MPLS backbone transit network for Orange Business Services in France. This national deployment expands Orange Business Services' portfolio of premium business services offered across France (visit: Alcatel-Lucent successfully deploys IP/MPLS solution to transform national Orange Business Services network in France for more info.)

About Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:

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