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Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile together with Audi to bring the magic of LTE to the streets of Barcelona
[February 17, 2011]

Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile together with Audi to bring the magic of LTE to the streets of Barcelona

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 17 February 2011 Release date- 15022011 - Paris and Barcelona -Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and China Mobile are collaborating to highlight a variety of high-value applications in an Audi A8 automobile supported by mobile network - based on Alcatel-Lucent's commercially available infrastructure - that supports both flavours of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, Time Division Duplex (TDD) and Frequency Division Duplex (FDD), ensuring seamless global coverage.

In cooperation with Audi and application partners LiveCast and Vidyo, Alcatel-Lucent is bringing the magic of LTE to the streets of Barcelona with drive demos in a brand new LTE-driven alternatively LTE enabled Audi A8 cruising the neighbourhood around the Arts Hotel. From February 14th to 16th (9am-11:30am, 14pm-19pm), visitors will enjoy some exciting in-car services such as advanced street maps and navigation, video conferencing , video streaming, virtual desktop and music downloads.

'We are delivering a really cool driving experience in a really cool car using cutting-edge technology,' said Ken Wirth, President, 4G LTE Wireless Networks, Alcatel-Lucent. 'What we are demonstrating is the ability of Alcatel-Lucent's LTE Solutions to support the same kinds of advanced applications in both TDD and FDD spectrum, ensuring that all members of the LTE ecosystem can participate in the broader global value chain.' The two modes of LTE share commonalities and are quite similar from an ecosystem perspective. The demonstrations also show the commercial readiness of Alcatel-Lucent's integrated end-to-end LTE TDD and FDD solutions. This project also highlights the close collaboration between Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile around the development of LTE; Alcatel-Lucent supported China Mobile's TD-LTE trial network at World Expo in Shanghai last year and at public demonstrations of LTE at Mobile Asia Congress in November.

Alcatel-Lucent is supporting applications across both modes of LTE that are being deployed around the world in order to assist operators in leveraging LTE technology to develop a new range of connected devices and applications, including automobiles, to create new revenue opportunities and unleash new business models. Through the ng Connect Program - which was launched by Alcatel-Lucent two years ago at Mobile World Congress - Alcatel-Lucent has pioneered the concept of the LTE in-vehicle connectivity and multi-industry ecosystem development. This year Alcatel-Lucent has worked directly with Audi to bring LTE enabled automobiles one step closer to commercial reality.

'Audi will make LTE technology a feature available in their commercial production line cars' explained Michael Dick, Board Member for technical development at AUDI AG, at the presentation of the experimental vehicle.

The drive demonstrations rely on Alcatel-Lucent's end-to-end LTE converged solution comprising of common antennas, Alcatel-Lucent's 'zero footprint' base station (eNode B) and a Wireless Packet Core. In collaboration with Audi and application partners LiveCast and Vidyo we are showcasing how the network and applications like navigation, video streaming, virtual desktop, video conferencing, live broadcast and music downloads are integrated by our end-to-end LTE solution with both TDD and FDD coverage.

Vidyo is providing its revolutionary software-based telepresence technology for high-quality video conferencing demonstrations via TD-LTE, between passengers in the Audi A8 and people at the Mobile World Congress exhibit hall.

LiveCast's industry proven live mobile video platform for enterprise is enabling HD quality video streaming with integrated telemetry and GPS location data, via TD-LTE from passengers in the Audi A8 to its LiveCast Command Center application at Mobile World Congress exhibit hall.

More applications will also be showcased in the Alcatel-Lucent's booth at the Fira in Hall 6 and in the Apps Planet Hall 7 # 7A96 to highlight the commercial readiness of LTE and the transformation it will bring to many dimensions of our lives.

Having been selected so far by twelve customers for commercial deployments-including two of the world's largest service providers-and being involved in over 60 trials worldwide-including thirteen LTE TDD trials in seven countries-Alcatel-Lucent has established a strong leadership position in LTE.

More information about Alcatel-Lucent and LTE: About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in mobile, fixed, IP and Optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost centres of research and innovation in communications technology.

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 16 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

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