By Alcatel-Lucent Press Release

Sydney, February 26, 2009 –  Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has signed a Master Distributor Agreement with Gateway Distribution & Services Pty Ltd to provide voice, data and converged solutions to more than 120 Alcatel-Lucent partners who focus on Australian small and medium businesses.

As a value-added distributor, Gateway will enable businesses in Australia to evolve to a Dynamic Enterprise framework where communications solutions strengthen relationships, simplify interaction, and improve performance. The agreement, which is the third of its kind in Australia for Alcatel-Lucent, provides Gateway with a complete suite of voice, data and converged solutions, as well as applications.

“In 2009 Alcatel-Lucent will continue to build on its vision of the Dynamic Enterprise, a framework where every business interaction can be turned into a opportunity by connecting network, people, process and knowledge,” said Mac Lewis, Channel director, Alcatel-Lucent Australia. “Our new partnership with Gateway is an important milestone in extending this vision and ensuring that we collectively exceed both our partner and customer expectations in Australia.”

“Leveraging our new relationship with Alcatel-Lucent and their Dynamic Enterprise framework, Gateway's integrated communications dealers will provide Australian small and medium businesses with a competitive edge improving business processes and strengthening customer relationships,” said Dennis McCann Solutions & Logistics manager, Gateway.

Gateway is a new entity born out of a network of specialised telephony and communication solution dealers. Building on more than one hundred years heritage, the company incorporates kills, expertise and success for the provision of telecommunications solutions to Australian businesses.