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  • Alcatel-Lucent wins in “Best Cloud or CDN Service Delivery” category
  • Cloud DVR solution reduces costs (CAPEX and OPEX) compared to home-based DVR
  • Innovative time-shifted services available on any connected device
  • Alcatel-Lucent’s Cloud DVR serves millions of TV viewers around the world

London, UK, March 20, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent’s (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) Cloud DVR solution has won the coveted TV Connect Industry Award for “Best Cloud or CDN Service Delivery”. This recognition comes only a few weeks after Alcatel-Lucent received an Emmy® Award for its longstanding commitment to developing network DVR technology.

The TV Connect awards are judged by an independent panel of service providers and industry influencers from around the world. The “Best Cloud or CDN Service Delivery” recognizes an operator, CDN, networking provider, ISP, content provider or solution provider, for creating the best, and most reliable CDN or Cloud Delivery Service.

Cloud DVR enables content to be stored in the network rather than in the hard drive of a traditional DVR or set-top box. This allows several shows to be recorded simultaneously and then accessed anytime, anywhere, and from any device - whether the traditional television in the living room, a smartphone or a tablet. The technology also enables a full array of time-shifted services, such as ‘start-over’, rewind and catch-up TV. By eliminating the need for a hard drive, Cloud DVR enables service providers to significantly reduce costs associated with managing the hardware, for example on-site repairs and helpdesk calls.

Alcatel-Lucent’s Cloud DVR solution serves millions of TV viewers around the world, including Swisscom and Telecable, and is currently being rolled out by some of the world’s largest cable and telecoms service providers. Its integration with Velocix CDN enables operators to further reduce their transport costs while improving the end user experience. Another key characteristic is the flexibility of the solution to adapt to legal or content rights constraints.

Paul Larbey, head of Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Video business, said: “The pay TV industry as a whole is clearly accelerating its adoption of cloud technologies to improve operations, provide innovative services as well as satisfy users’ growing appetite for anytime, anywhere video. We’re delighted that our Cloud DVR solution has been recognized by the TV Connect judges as a leading solution for cloud TV services.”

ABOUT ALCATEL-LUCENT (EURONEXT PARIS AND NYSE: ALU)

We are at the forefront of global communications, providing products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, and to enterprises and institutions throughout the world.

Underpinning us in driving the industrial transformation from voice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and information is Bell Labs, an integral part of the Group and one of the world’s foremost technology research institutes, responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Our innovations have resulted in our Group being recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator, as well as being named by MIT Technology Review as amongst 2012’s Top 50 “World’s Most Innovative Companies”. We have also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review, for making global communications more sustainable, affordable and accessible, all in pursuit of the Group’s mission to realize the potential of a connected world.

With revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2013, Alcatel-Lucent is listed on the Paris and New York stock exchanges (Euronext and NYSE: ALU). The company is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

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National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honors Alcatel-Lucent with Technology and Engineering award for its “pioneering work in implementation and deployment of Network Digital Video Recorder”

Paris – September 11, 2013 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has been recognized by the United States’ National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with an Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering for its “Pioneering Work in Implementation and Deployment of Network DVR”, the digital video recorder technology that gives viewers complete control over how they watch television.

Network DVR enables content to be stored in the Cloud rather than in the hard drive of a traditional DVR or set-top box. This allows several shows to be recorded simultaneously and then accessed anytime, anywhere, and from any device - whether the traditional television in the living room, a smartphone or a tablet. The technology also enables a full array of time-shifted services, such as ‘start-over’, rewind and catch-up TV.

Alcatel-Lucent has been recognized for its long-standing commitment to developing Network DVR technology, along with fellow honorees Time Warner Cable and Cablevision Systems Corp. Alcatel-Lucent held one of the very first public demonstrations of the system in 2001 at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC). Alcatel-Lucent also provided one of the very first public deployments of Network DVR for Arcor (now part of Vodafone) in Germany in 2007. This technology now serves millions of TV viewers around the world, including Swisscom who has deployed its Replay service with Alcatel-Lucent, and most recently Telecable. At IBC 2013 in Amsterdam, from 12 September, Alcatel-Lucent’s commercial Network DVR solution, known as Cloud DVR, will be on show.

Velocix® Enhanced Video Experience is built on innovations that improve the service quality of video streaming over broadband networks to offer content tailored to a consumer‟s specific profile and usage

Paris, October 17, 2012 – Today Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) introduced a series of video innovations that enable service providers to deliver more personalized and more dynamic video services. Service providers can now offer their customers the broad range of content and flexible viewing options of video streaming, with the pay TV quality expected by prime time audiences in their living rooms – all delivered to smartphones, PCs, tablets and other Internet-connected devices.

The new Velocix® Enhanced Video Experience (EVE) leverages the Internet protocol (IP) capabilities of Alcatel-Lucent‟s Velocix content delivery network (CDN) technology to support the efficient, and cost- effective delivery of personalized video streams to huge numbers of viewers while taking advantage of the strengths and quality benefits of managed broadband networks. Velocix EVE offers the ability to manipulate each video stream to account for factors such as network conditions, the kind of smartphone, PC or tablet the person is using and the type of content being watched, thereby helping to ensure a high-quality experience for viewers.

Velocix today was announced as the Best Delivery Network, based on readers votes submitted to the Streaming Media Europe Website. This is the third award this year for the Velocix CDN, having won awards at IPTV world forum, Connectworld.tv and now Streaming Media Europe.

Adrian Stroud, Director of Business Development at Velocix was on hand to receive the award today, "This award shows how Velocix has continued to lead the market in CDN network infrastructure, the recent launch of the Velocix Enhanced Video Experience set of capabilities is further proving our leadership in CDN innovation”

Velocix recently launch the Enhanced Video Experience set of products, which enabled CDN's to go beyond just delivering bits and bytes by enabling the transformation and personalization of content delivery over an operators own CDN infrastructure, enabling a new level of subscriber experience to be created

Alcatel-Lucent's Velocix solution won the award for the Innovative workflow and platform solution at the ConnectedWorld.TV awards held at the IBC conference in Amsterdam.

Paul Larbey, GM Velocix will be taking the keynote session at the upcoming CDN Wold Summit from the 2nd-4th October 2012. Paul will be presenting the following topic: SERVICE PROVIDER CDNs  The Archway to Personalized Video covering the next steps in the evolution of the CDN industry.

Alcatel-Lucent’s Velocix and Concurrent’s MediaHawk VX video delivery platforms bring expanded video offerings to TV set-top boxes, tablets, PCs, and smartphones

IBC2012 Exhibition, Amsterdam, September 4, 2012 – Today, Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR) are introducing a joint offering that enables cable TV companies to significantly expand the number and variety of on-demand videos they can offer, quickly and cost-effectively.

Cable operators can then deliver these expanded video offerings to whatever device their customer prefers – from traditional TV set-top boxes to tablets, PCs or smartphones – using Alcatel-Lucent’s Velocix CDN technology and Concurrent’s MediaHawk Unified Origin and TV-VOD Edge Servers. In this way the new offering supports cable multiple service operators (MSOs) in providing their customers with the programming-rich ‘TV Everywhere’ experience they are seeking. The two companies have already completed a successful trial of this joint architecture with a large tier 1 cable MSO.

Paul Larbey, General Manager Velocix and Jamie Miles, VP National Content Operations, Time Warner Cable will be co-presenting at the upcoming Streaming Media East Conference in July on the following topic:

CDNs Role in Extending Video Delivery in Time Warner Cable

The presentation will cover the Time Warner Network vision and the critical role CDN plays in expanding their video delivery capabilities of Time Warner Cable beyond the set-top-box to the multi-screen, multi-device world. Hear about the deployment and operation of a CDN in a Cable Network from the person responsible for content and video operations and hear why CDN was key to Time Warner Cable's network vision.