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Telefonica Selects Lucent Technologies NavisRadius(TM) Software to Ensure Secure Intranet Access for Its Employees; Operator to deploy Lucent's NavisRadius(TM) AAA software to introduce secure data services to internal network.

MADRID, Spain -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) today announced a contract with Telefonica Soluciones, the consulting and systems integration division of Telefonica de Espana, Spain's leading service provider, to provide secure solutions that will enable Telefonica to connect its new central office in Madrid to its internal network -- granting secure access to 14,000 additional employees. Lucent will provide systems, software and services that will be used internally by Telefonica to provide network security as well as to authenticate employees attempting to access the network.

Under the terms of the agreement, Lucent will provide its NavisRadius(TM) Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) platform to authenticate each Telefonica employee before allowing access to the company's secure intranet. The software enables service providers and enterprises to operate secure, effective mobile dial-in, Wi-Fi and virtual private networks. Telefonica Soluciones will deploy the solution with support from Lucent Worldwide Services.

"As one of the world's leading telecommunications companies, security is always a great concern for us. We also feel that it is important to show our customers that we can vouch first hand for our services, as we use them ourselves daily," said Eduardo Ballesteros, NGN associated director, Telefonica Soluciones. "Lucent's NavisRadius(TM) AAA solution was the obvious choice for us, as it manages all of our authentication needs and supports the latest next-generation technologies. Lucent's expertise gives us confidence in the quality of the network security we will be employing."

Lucent's solution will be used to connect affiliate offices to the central network. It will also serve as a showcase for Telefonica's customers as the operator demonstrates the latest technologies and uses its own network as a working reference.

"It was important for Lucent to provide Telefonica Soluciones with a solution that would ensure secure access regardless of the access method, whether it be LAN, Wi-Fi or VoIP," said Baudouin Boreux, vice president, sales, Lucent Technologies Network Operations Software. "The Lucent AAA solution will help Telefonica improve its internal security by enabling the rapid introduction of data services while at the same time securing its growing multi-service IP infrastructure."

Telefonica Moviles, the mobile service provider of Telefonica, deployed the Lucent software solution last year and rapidly introduced secure data services to its subscribers over its new third-generation (3G) Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) network, and existing GSM and GPRS networks. The NavisRadius(TM) AAA management software enabled the mobile operator to successfully roll-out a number of security features, through advanced authentication and authorization capabilities, to 19.6 million subscribers. For more information on Lucent's agreement with Telefonica Moviles: http://www.lucent.com/press/0304/040317.nsc.html

The NavisRadius(TM) AAA solution addresses all of an operator's authentication needs on a single, high-performance platform -- helping reduce deployment costs and time needed to deploy new applications and services. The software offers a combination of commercial stability and reliability coupled with the flexibility of a completely programmable policy engine with interfaces to a wide range of external services. This strength and unique adaptability allows service providers to meet their customers' demands and provides a superior platform for managing access and accounting for those services.

It is part of the VitalSuite(R) portfolio, a robust network and service management software portfolio, offering highly scalable, multi-vendor solutions that enhance the end-user experience, enable converged services and help to maximize business returns.

Lucent's award-winning VitalSuite(R) Network and Service Management portfolio is used today by more than 200 fixed, mobile and broadband service providers and over 1,500 government and enterprise customers world-wide. Lucent leverages innovations from Bell Labs and experience and expertise from Lucent Worldwide Services to provide highly flexible, scalable solutions that enable converged services, enhance the end-user experience and help to accelerate time to revenue, and partners with world-class system integrators, complementary ISVs and hardware vendors to deliver end-to-end solutions that reduce operational complexities, ease integration costs and help to maximize profitability. For more information on Lucent's software portfolio: http://www.lucent.com/oss.

About Lucent Technologies

Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent's customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit www.lucent.com.
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