Dec 08 - 21, 2008

Alcatel-Lucent has announced a new professional services suite called "Sustainable Power". This new global solution offering supports growing customer demand for eco-friendly, sustainable network energy solutions and for the reduction of their current energy consumption and costs.

Through this suite, Alcatel-Lucent offers new professional network services to help customers analyze their network's power consumption requirements, identify areas where improvements can be made to existing infrastructure as well as make recommendations on alternative energy solutions such as wind, solar, and fuel cells.

Alcatel-Lucent's "Sustainable Power" practice is a multi-vendor solution designed for mobile and wireline service providers, independent telecommunications providers, government agencies, corporations, municipalities and campuses. It ranges from detailed power and battery assessment, grounding survey, power design order, equipment engineering, material sourcing services, equipment installation to equipment and battery removal and disposition. The solution also supports planning and design services which mitigate the risk of a network outage as well as business contingency plans when implementing network power solutions.


A new energy assessment service to analyze existing network power infrastructure and upgrade current systems to meet environmental requirements an expanded multi-vendor power product and services portfolio with alternative energy systems including wind, solar and fuel cells an expanded equipment removal service with new recycling capabilities to dispose of assets in a eco-friendly way that complies with Federal and local regulations

Alcatel-Lucent currently is working with Cavalier Telephone, a full-service competitive communications provider (CLEC) based in Richmond , Va. , to renovate its existing battery backup system in a network that spans the mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Southeast areas of the United States .

"Cavalier is committed to deploying eco-friendly, sustainable network energy solutions - like upgrading our backup power system - and to doing so in a way that keeps our existing network fully operational during the process," said, Jim Vermeulen, Vice President Operations Cavalier Telephone, Richmond VA. "Working with a single vendor to reconfigure our plant cabling, perform battery load tests and recycled the old batteries saved us money and made the project easier to manage."

"Today, energy consumption is a global business challenge dramatically impacting the bottom line of every organization. We believe that energy system assessments and improvements will be critical to maintaining a competitive advantage in an era where resources are increasingly expensive and constrained," stated Andy Williams, President of Alcatel-Lucentís Services business activities. "Alcatel-Lucent is ready with a wide array of services to help customers in many industries improve their current network power consumption and to find ways to use emerging alternative technologies to prepare for a future where traditional energy resources will be costly and less available. As we look ahead to 2009 and beyond, organizations which proactively evaluate and upgrade their power systems will have a significant strategic advantage over those who pursue a business-as-usual approach. We're ready to help with over 20,000 service professionals worldwide and one of the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of vendor-agnostic network energy solutions", he added.

Alcatel-Lucent is a leading network integrator with experience in transformation over 60 networks. Alcatel-Lucent works with customers to design and implement modernized, up-to-date and reliable power and communications networks, while helping to lower operational costs associated with procuring, deploying and maintaining power and battery gear. The company's dedicated three IP Transformation Centers are strategically located around the globe to help carriers and enterprise customers reduce their time to market and mitigate the risk of deploying new services.


As a good corporate citizen, Alcatel-Lucent is committed to eco-sustainability with a particular focus on climate change. The company leverages its research and innovation teams to develop groundbreaking, environmentally friendly and energy-efficient technologies and to reduce the environmental impact of its operations. As a leading global telecommunications player, Alcatel-Lucent engages actively with its key stakeholders including customers and suppliers to address eco-sustainability and climate change issues throughout the entire supply chain. Alcatel-Lucent has signed the UN Global Compact "Caring for Climate" initiative and has been awarded the 2008 SAM Silver Sustainability Recognition.

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions that deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 17.8 billion in 2007 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris.