Global Crossing Selects Alcatel-Lucent for Global Maintenance Services

    Agreement provides operational savings, efficiencies for global
    telecommunications provider

    CHICAGO and FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 20 /CNW/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext
Paris and NYSE:   ALU) today announced that Global Crossing (Nasdaq:   GLBC), a
leading global provider of telecommunications solutions, has selected
Alcatel-Lucent to reduce their global network maintenance costs and improve
network operating efficiencies. Alcatel-Lucent will oversee the maintenance of
optical and transport equipment for Global Crossing, by providing technical
support, repair, field maintenance and program management services.
    "By choosing Alcatel-Lucent as one of our providers to oversee portions
of our network maintenance, we are able to streamline network operations and
reduce costs with a common set of processes and a minimized set of
interfaces," said Dan Enright, Global Crossing's executive vice president of
global operations.  "Alcatel-Lucent has the global assets and expertise
necessary to support the maintenance demands of our global IP network as they
have done in the past."
    Global Crossing joins a prestigious roster of service providers around
the world that are leveraging Alcatel-Lucent's expertise to manage their
complex communications systems, ensuring the quality and reliability of their
networks and lowering operating and capital expenditure costs.  Alcatel-Lucent
has multi-vendor, multi-technology maintenance experience spanning more than
1,600 products from nearly 300 suppliers.
    "This agreement underscores Alcatel-Lucent's breadth of experience in
managing complex, multi-vendor communications networks," said John Meyer,
president for Alcatel-Lucent's Services business.  "Service providers have
begun to realize the operational importance and cost-savings of having a
single point of contact for maintaining and managing today's complicated
networks.  Alcatel-Lucent's network services organization is one of the most
experienced in the industry.  That experience, backed by the network expertise
of Bell Labs, gives us a competitive advantage unrivalled in this space."

    Global Crossing (Nasdaq:   GLBC) provides telecommunications solutions over
the world's first integrated global IP-based network.  Its core network
connects more than 320 cities in 31 countries worldwide, and delivers services
to more than 600 cities in 60 countries and 6 continents around the globe. The
company's global sales and support model matches the network footprint and,
like the network, delivers a consistent customer experience worldwide.
    Global Crossing IP services are global in scale, linking the world's
enterprises, governments and carriers with customers, employees and partners
worldwide in a secure environment that is ideally suited for IP-based business
applications, allowing e-commerce to thrive.  The company offers a full range
of data, voice and security products, to approximately 40 percent of the
Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.  Its
Professional Services and Managed Solutions provide VoIP, security and network
consulting and management services to support its Global Crossing IP VPN
service and Global Crossing VoIP services.  Global Crossing was the first --
and remains the only -- global communications provider with IPv6 natively
deployed in both its private and public backbone networks.
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information about Global Crossing.

    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:

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