Connexion Technologies Selects Alcatel-Lucent's Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Solution



    
    High-speed triple play services to be offered in 20 communities across the
    United States
    

    CHICAGO and CARY, N.C., June 20 /CNW/ -- Connexion Technologies and
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:   ALU) today announced that Connexion
has selected Alcatel-Lucent's  Fiber to the Home (FTTH) solution to offer
high-speed broadband triple play (voice, video and data) services to 20
master-planned communities across the United States.
    Connexion, which builds and operates FTTH networks in single family,
multi family, high rise, resort and hospitality properties, will deploy
Alcatel- Lucent's 7342 ISAM FTTU solution. This solution utilizes gigabit
passive optical networking (GPON) to enable service providers to
cost-effectively deliver high revenue, user-centric broadband services today,
over a single optical fiber. The scalability of Alcatel-Lucent's FTTH solution
is ideal for an initial network rollout and widespread deployment. Service
providers can offer any service mix, with increased reliability and lower
maintenance costs, which helps maximize profitability.
    "Deployment of Alcatel-Lucent's platform will not only help drive
economic development, but will also raise the standard of living in our
communities," said Glen Lang, CEO of Connexion. "We chose Alcatel-Lucent
because of its technology leadership in GPON, IP-converged triple play
services, commitment to FSAN standards, as well as reputation for performance
and reliability."
    "This contract with Connexion further demonstrates Alcatel-Lucent's
continuing commitment to helping accelerate broadband deployments in the GPON
space," said Cindy Christy, president of Alcatel-Lucent's North America
business. "Our FTTH solution will enable Connexion to provide customers with
the most advanced technology in voice, data and video, backed by the support
and expertise that they expect."
    The Alcatel-Lucent 7342 ISAM is a robust Full Service Access Network
(FSAN) standards-compliant solution that offers best in class performance and
reliability and builds on Alcatel-Lucent's access technology, innovation and
market leadership.
    Alcatel-Lucent remains the uncontested global market leader in broadband
access with more than 126 million DSL lines shipped to date. More than 135
customers have adopted the ISAM product family globally - including 80% of the
top 20 DSL operators in the world. Alcatel-Lucent is also engaged in more than
60 FTTx projects around the world, more than 30 of which involve GPON.

    
    About Connexion Technologies
    
    Connexion Technologies, the country's premier fiber-optic amenity
company, builds and operates state-of-the-art entertainment and communication
networks in single family, multi family, high rise, resort and hospitality
properties from coast to coast. Its award-winning, blazing fast, Fiber to the
Home (FTTH) and Fiber to the Unit/Premise (FTTU/P) networks have virtually
unlimited bandwidth and are "future-ready" to handle emerging technologies.
Connexion aligns its networks with leading service providers, who supply the
best in television, voice, Internet, and security monitoring services.
Connexion also offers properties a suite of comprehensive entertainment and
communication technology solutions. From Video-on-Demand (VoD), in-room and
in-unit monitoring and management to remote energy control, customized
television channel content and other current and future offerings, Connexion
Technologies creates A Better Connection SM with its one-source technology
solution. The company (formerly known as Capitol Infrastructure), based in
Cary, North Carolina, was established in 2002 and has various office locations
around the country. For more information, visit www.cnxntech.com.

    
    About Alcatel-Lucent
    
    Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:   ALU) provides solutions that
enable service providers, enterprises 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 adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is
incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. (All figures
exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales). For more information,
visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com





For further information:

For further information: media, Denise Panyik-Dale, +1-908-582-4897, or 
dpanyikdale@alcatel-lucent.com, or Mark Burnworth, +33 (0)1-40-76-50-84, or 
mark.burnworth@alcatel-lucent.com, both of Alcatel-Lucent, or Caitlin R. 
Clinard of Connexion Technologies, +1-919-535-7342, or 
caitlin.clinard@cnxntech.com; investors, Pascal Bantegnie, +33 
(0)1-40-76-52-20, or pascal.bantegnie@alcatel-lucent.com, or Maria Alcon, +33 
(0)1-40-76-15-17, or maria.alcon@alcatel-lucent.com, or John DeBono, 
+1-908-582-7793, or debono@alcatel-lucent.com, all of Alcatel-Lucent Web Site:
http://www.alcatel-lucent.com                  http://www.cnxntech.com

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