By Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU) will hold a live web press conference on Thursday January 21, 2010 to announce groundbreaking technology in the next-generation intelligent optical core which will significantly cut the cost of transporting dramatically increasing volumes of traffic with exceptional reliability.

The web conference will take place January 21, 2010 at 7AM PST/ 10AM EST / 4PM CET and will be hosted by Alberto Valsecchi, vice president of Marketing and Sergio Fasce, vice president of Cross Connects, both with Alcatel-Lucent's Optical business.

To access the audio and web session please use the following information:

    Audio bridge dial-in numbers:     N. America toll free: 866-713-8566     International toll: 617-597-5325 (see below for specific country numbers)     Participant passcode: 60159540

Webcast link: ntID=2599914

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Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation over the audio bridge or via the webcast interface tool.

For media queries following the event please send them to [email protected] or [email protected] – referencing the web press conference.

    Additional international numbers:

AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY and MELBOURNE - +61(0)282239376 BELGIUM - +32(0)27106452 CHINA - 108007122655 [local toll free# only] FRANCE, PARIS -+33(0)171230188 GERMANY - +49(0)6950071846 HONG KONG - +852-30021672 INDIA - 0008004401172 [local toll free # only] ITALY - +39-0666053188 JAPAN, TOKYO - +81(0)335708282 NEW ZEALAND - +64(0)99122617 UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON -+44(0)2073658426

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: