Momentum Selects Alcatel-Lucent as Exclusive Provider of Fiber-to-the-Home Technology

    CHICAGO and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 20 /CNW/ -- Momentum, a US-based
competitive service provider, and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:  
ALU) today announced that Momentum has named Alcatel-Lucent as its exclusive
GPON (Gigabit PON) provider to support its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH)
    Momentum's comprehensive FTTH offering, now available to developers,
provides consumers with "move-in ready" access to advanced services, including
video, voice, data and security services. These FTTH service bundles give
developers a key competitive advantage while offering consumers an easy-to-
use, cost-effective communication suite and the infrastructure to accommodate
future digital home and business technologies.
    Momentum is deploying the Alcatel-Lucent 7342 ISAM Fiber-to-the-User
(FTTU) solution, which uses 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 the Alcatel-Lucent FTTH solution makes it ideal for an initial network
rollout and widespread deployment. With this solution, Momentum is able to
offer any service mix, with increased reliability and lower maintenance costs,
which helps maximize profitability.
    "Our FTTH initiative can provide a major competitive advantage for real
estate developers and a huge business opportunity for Momentum" said Alan
Creighton, president and CEO of Momentum. "As our sole equipment provider,
Alcatel-Lucent brings unmatched experience and technology to each of our FTTH
build outs. Combined with Momentum's superior customer service, this
technology ensures an unmatched user experience for our FTTH customers."
    "Our work with Momentum further demonstrates Alcatel-Lucent's commitment
to helping accelerate broadband deployments in all market segments," said
Cindy Christy, president of Alcatel-Lucent's North America business. "Alcatel-
Lucent's FTTU solution enables Momentum to provide a full range of the most
advanced voice, data, video and security services to customers in master
planned communities."
    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 are with GPON.

    About Momentum
    Momentum is a Birmingham-based competitive service provider that offers a
comprehensive digital community platform (CDCP) with fiber-to-the-premises
(FTTP) for new master planned communities.  Momentum is providing end users in
planned communities with complete digitally-equipped homes and businesses
featuring immediate access to advanced video, voice, data, and security
services, as well as a dedicated community intranet site.  For more
information, visit the company's website at

    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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For further information: media, Denise Panyik-Dale, +1-908-582-4897, or, or Mark Burnworth, +33 (0)1-40-76-50-84, or, both of Alcatel-Lucent, or Jamie Larson of 
Momentum, +1-512-372-6654, or; investors, Pascal 
Bantegnie, +33 (0)1-40-76-52-20, or, or 
Maria Alcon, +33 (0)1-40-76-15-17, or, or John 
DeBono, +1-908-582-7793, or, all of Alcatel-Lucent
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