Alcatel-Lucent enables Transtelco to offer high-performance, reliable cloud services to business and carrier customers in the United States and Mexico American-Mexican communications network operator is first to announce trial of Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand 'carrier cloud' solution which combines the rock solid dependability of communication networks with the agility and cost benefits of the cloud

EL PASO, Texas and PARIS, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Transtelco, the network operator serving business and wholesale communications customers in the United States and Mexico, is to conduct a trial of CloudBand, the unique solution from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) that supports delivery of 'business class' cloud services – with higher performance and reliability than those available via the public Internet.

In the trial Transtelco will use Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand to offer cloud services that feature higher connection speeds for faster responsiveness, higher bandwidth and stronger service guarantees than other service offerings currently on the market. For the trial Transtelco will connect customers to its El Paso data center.  

Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand solution is unique in the market for combining data center and wide-area networking resources, and enabling communications service providers to utilize these resources collectively when delivering cloud services to their customers wherever they are located.

Robert Vrij, President of Alcatel-Lucent's Americas Region and head of Global Strategic Alliances, said:  "We've all witnessed the explosion of cloud services to deliver apps and access computing power. The challenge for the public cloud is that it does not have the levels of quality and performance necessary to support 'business class' operations in industries such as finance, insurance, health care and certain government sectors which are very sensitive to system delays and interruptions.  Only our CloudBand solution combines the computing power and flexibility of the cloud with the high performance, reliability and security of communications networks to provide 'carrier cloud' services."

This CloudBand trial deployment builds upon the recent joint endeavor between Alcatel-Lucent and Transtelco to build a fiber network in central and south Texas.  The route runs from Dallas south to Austin, San Antonio, Laredo and down to McAllen to connect Transtelco's wholesale and enterprise customers to its core network backbone.

Arturo Iglesias, CTO for Transtelco, said: "Transtelco is forging a path as a fully integrated carrier that's simplifying the world of telecommunications for service providers and carriers and enterprises throughout the United States and Mexico. Offering carrier class cloud services to our customers is an integral part of our vision and we believe that Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand solution offers capabilities that are unique in the market, and will provide us with a great opportunity to explore the role that cloud services can play in our overall service mix."

About Transtelco

Located in the heart of the largest border region in the world, Transtelco's geographic focus includes the entire southern United States ‐ Mexico Border. Transtelco delivers world-class telecommunication services including: Transport, Direct Internet Access, Voice and Collocation Solutions for Carrier and Enterprise customers over a Next‐Generation DWDM platform. Our philosophy of "simplified communications" allows our clients to focus on their core business while we solve their telecommunications issues. For more information, visit us at http://www.transtelco.com.

About CloudBand

Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand solution is comprised of two distinct elements: the CloudBand Management System – which delivers orchestration and optimization of services between the communications network and the cloud; and the CloudBand Node, which provides the computing, storage and networking hardware and associated software to host a wide range of cloud services.

Visit the Alcatel-Lucent website to learn more about CloudBand and our global cloud initiative. We also invite you to check out a video on Alcatel-Lucent's vision for the carrier cloud.

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

The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent was named one of MIT Technology Review's 2012 Top 50 list of the "World's Most Innovative Companies" for breakthroughs such as lightRadio™, which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks while delivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission - Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.

With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billion in 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.

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