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									                                                                                                 Press release

Brasil Telecom GlobeNet Selects Alcatel-Lucent to Upgrade its 22,000 km Submarine
                          Network Across the Americas

Paris and Boca Raton, FL, May 17, 2007 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has
signed a contract with Brasil Telecom GlobeNet, who owns and operates GlobeNet - the lowest
latency submarine network serving the Americas - to upgrade the existing 22,000 km system
linking the United States with Latin America. A private ceremony was held in Baltimore, MD, at
SubOptic 2007, in the presence of representatives of Brasil Telecom GlobeNet and Alcatel-

Alcatel-Lucent will upgrade the submarine section, along with the respective landing points,
linking Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza), Venezuela (Maiquetía), Bermuda (St.David’s), and
USA (Boca Raton, FL and Tuckerton, NJ). In Rio de Janeiro, the submarine network integrates
with the terrestrial optical infrastructure of GlobeNet’s parent company, Brasil Telecom. When
completed in the first quarter of 2008, the project will almost double the existing capacity over
the entire network.

GlobeNet’s businesses and consumers will benefit from enhanced connectivity and reliability to
access new applications and services. Leveraging Alcatel-Lucent’s state-of-the-art submarine
technology, GlobeNet will be able to further expand its wholesale service offering to deliver
from broadband, Carrier Ethernet, fixed and mobile IP-based, legacy voice services to enterprise
applications such as hosting, video conferencing and international private line services.

 “We focus on enhancing network capacity and availability for maximum effectiveness to best
serve our customers, while capitalizing on our existing infrastructure,” said Emagnor Tessinari,
Chief Operating Officer of GlobeNet. “Alcatel-Lucent continues to be a valued partner to help us
further innovate our global capabilities.”

“GlobeNet require more bandwidth to support the new breed of emerging services, while
keeping its network easy to manage,” said Jean Godeluck, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s
submarine network activity. “Our solutions enable the introduction of advanced services and
applications smoothly to help our customers’ competitive transformation for continued end-user
satisfaction and retention.”

The Alcatel-Lucent submarine solution will be based on its 1620 Light Manager, managed by the
upgraded Alcatel-Lucent 1350 management suite. A comprehensive suite of professional
services, including manufacturing, installation and commissioning, is part of this turnkey

About Brasil Telecom GlobeNet
Brasil Telecom GlobeNet is an International carrier’s carrier and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida - USA.
GlobeNet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brasil Telecom. GlobeNet is the most technologically advanced fiber-optic
submarine cable system linking the Americas. The network consists of a dual-ring, SDH self-healing architecture,
spanning 22,000 kilometers. The network system is managed through its own redundant Network Operations Centers
(NOC’s) located in the USA and Brazil. For more information on Brasil Telecom GlobeNet please visit us on the
Internet at
Brasil Telecom GlobeNet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brasil Telecom (NYSE-listed “BTM”),
headquartered in Brasilia, D.F., Brazil. Brasil Telecom is a leader in converged fixed-mobile solutions as
well as a full-service telecommunications operator which has a rich voice, data, Internet, and managed
services product portfolio for residential, enterprise, commercial, and government customers.

For media enquiries on Brasil Telecom GlobeNet, please contact:

Erick W. Contag                            +1.561.314.0500   
Jaymie Scotto                              +1.201.839.0177   

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and
governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed,
mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the
end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move.
With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the
most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation
organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3
billion in 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of
activities to be transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:

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