SaskTel and Alcatel-Lucent launch LifeStat(TM) Remote Monitoring and Health Management enabling effective management of chronic illnesses



    SASKATCHEWAN and PARIS, July 10 /CNW/ - SaskTel and Alcatel-Lucent
(Euronext Paris and NYSE:   ALU) today announced the launch of LifeStat Remote
Monitoring and Health Management, a service that records and transmits daily
blood glucose and blood pressure readings, automatically creating
confidential, easy-to-use reports that can be viewed online by the client,
their caregivers, and the client's healthcare professionals. The ongoing
development and support of the LifeStat platform and applications will be
managed by SaskTel and Alcatel-Lucent through their Salveo project, which is
based in Saskatchewan.
    The Salveo project is funded by SaskTel and Alcatel-Lucent with the
primary objective of becoming a world leader in health and wellness
telemonitoring software applications. A key focus of the Salveo project is the
development of applications that will help keep people healthier and save
costs in the healthcare system.
    "LifeStat is a tremendous success story for SaskTel, Alcatel-Lucent and
the Province of Saskatchewan," said Ken Cheveldayoff, Minister of Crown
Corporations for the Province of Saskatchewan. "Not only will LifeStat result
in healthier people globally, it has created 20 new technical and professional
positions in this province."
    "The LifeStat technology may hold the key to a new paradigm of diabetes
and chronic illness management in primary care. We are looking forward to
using this technology to introduce standard clinical diabetes management in
the patient's home with the help of the Home and Community Care team and the
patient's family physician," said Dr. Sheldon Tobe, Sunnybrook Hospital
Ontario.
    SaskTel will market and sell the LifeStat service directly to consumers
and healthcare providers in Canada, while Alcatel-Lucent will market and
actively sell the Salveo platform to its global customers outside of Canada
under the name Alcatel-Lucent Health and Wellness Application.
    "We're very excited to provide patients and caregivers with a powerful
tool to aid in the effective management of chronic illnesses such as diabetes
and hypertension," said Robert Watson, SaskTel President and CEO.
    Future LifeStat applications will include monitoring and reporting for
chronic illnesses such as congestive heart failure, Chronic Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma.
    "Alcatel-Lucent healthcare solutions help empower providers and improve
patient care. With the launch of LifeStat and the grand opening of Salveo,
SaskTel and Alcatel-Lucent are leveraging our combined expertise to deliver
the next wave of innovative global telehealth solutions," said Alex Giosa,
President of Alcatel-Lucent Canada. "Interest has been strong, particularly
due to the unlimited mobility and low cost per patient of the Salveo
solution."

    About Salveo

    Salveo is a SaskTel and Alcatel-Lucent project focused on the development
of advanced health and wellness telemonitoring software applications to
address global market needs. Through the Salveo project, SaskTel and
Alcatel-Lucent develop applications that integrate, enhance, and enable the
convergence of personal data in the health, wellness and lifestyles arena. In
Canada, SaskTel markets and sells the platform via its LifeStat(TM) Remote
Monitoring and Health Management service directly to consumers and healthcare
regions. Internationally, Alcatel-Lucent markets and actively sells under the
name Alcatel-Lucent Health and Wellness Application to its global enterprise
customers in the utilities and healthcare verticals.

    About SaskTel

    Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the
leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, offering
competitive voice, data, dial-up and high speed internet, entertainment and
multimedia services, security, web hosting, text and messaging services, and
cellular and wireless data services over its digital networks. The Corporation
also provides security monitoring services through SecurTek, directory
services through DirectWest, in-room communications services to the healthcare
sector through Hospitality Network, telecommunications consulting and software
solutions through SaskTel International and an out-of-province sales and
service channel in Alberta and British Columbia. SaskTel and its wholly-owned
subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 5,200 full-time, part-time and
temporary employees. Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.

    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 organizations 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: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com





For further information:

For further information: for media inquiries: Michelle Englot, SaskTel
Media Relations, (306) 777-4476, michelle.englot@sasktel.sk.ca; Denise
Panyik-Dale, Alcatel-Lucent Media Relations, (908) 582-4897,
dpanyikdale@alcatel-lucent.com

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