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Cassidian and Alcatel-Lucent Join up to Provide Mobile Broadband Data Capabilities to Field Radio Communications Systems

Cassidian and Alcatel-Lucent have teamed up tooffera public safety, emergency response and security communications solution using LTE technology in the 400 MHzband. The jointly-developed solution will support broadband data servicessuch as mobile video security, location-based video services and smart vehicle integration of devices and applications.

Cassidian, an EADS Company, and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced a joint development agreement under which the two companies will provide an innovative mobile broadband solution for emergency response and security communications systems operating in the 400 MHz spectrum band.

Using LTE technology, the joint Alcatel-Lucent and Cassidian offering will support broadband data services such as mobile video security, location-based video services and smart vehicle integration of devices and applications to complement the current voice and data systems.

Cassidian will develop radio heads and terminals specific to the needs of these systems in the 400 MHz spectrum. The low frequency and high power characteristics of these radio heads will allow cost-effective coverage and wide bandwidth services. Cassidian will also lead marketing and sales efforts for the solution in the public safety and defence markets where the 400 MHz spectrum is in use.

Alcatel-Lucent will leverage its leadership in LTE with Cassidian to jointly integrate and validate the entire solutions and will lead marketing and sales efforts in transportation, energy and other industries.

“We are looking to accelerate mobile broadband data capacity for government users and to integrate this within the 400 MHz Cassidian Full Circle Security collaborative environment for our Public Safety and Defence users. This will combine the strengths of our professional mobile radio offering with the next generation of networks and applications,” said HervéGuillou, CEO of Cassidian Systems. “We will work closely with Alcatel-Lucent, a leader in LTE and wireless technology.”

“Broadband capacity is becoming a critical ingredient of public safety communications, delivering new mission-driven applications such as video-based situational awareness that were impossible before,” said Tom Burns, President, Enterprise and Strategic Industries, Alcatel-Lucent. “By working with Cassidian, a leader in the public safety and defence segments, we will make our best-in-class LTE technology available to all professional users and organisations.”

Ken Rehbehn, Principal Analyst at Yankee Group, believes, "The Cassidian and Alcatel-Lucent partnership is important because it establishes a strong ecosystem foundation needed for transformation of public safety mobile data from its current primitive state to a fast, richly functional mobile data network meeting the needs of our emergency services."

Cassidian and Alcatel-Lucent will both be present at the TETRA World Congress in Budapest, Hungary, from 24 to 27 May, 2011, and will use this occasion to unveil more details of their joint solution.


Cassidian, an EADS company, is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing Lead Systems Integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe: air systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems), land, naval and joint systems, intelligence and surveillance, cyber security, secure communications, test systems, missiles, services and support solutions. In 2010, Cassidian – with around 28,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.9 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2010, the Group –comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of €45.8 billion and employed a workforce of more than 121,000.CASSIDIAN - Defending World Security

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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