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3G Network Launch In Mexico

24th January 2003

Grupo Iusacell, S.A. de C.V. of Mexico announced the commercial launch of the country's first CDMA2000 1X voice and high-speed data network using equipment, software and services from Lucent Technologies.

With this third-generation (3G) network, Iusacell can significantly increase its voice capacity and offer subscribers new data services such as high-speed instant messaging, e-mail and Internet access at speeds of up to 144 kilobits per second (kbps). Iusacell also will be able to offer enterprises mobile office capabilities and applications designed to meet the needs of specific mobile users such as field sales and service personnel.

"We are extremely pleased to be able to provide our customers with the first major high-speed wireless data service in Mexico," said Carlos Espinal, CEO of Iusacell. "The new 3G CDMA2000 network launched today will enable us to efficiently increase our voice capacity and introduce compelling new services to our high-value customers."

Lucent upgraded Iusacell's existing Lucent-supplied base stations with CDMA2000 1X channel cards and software, and also provided software upgrades for Iusacell's mobile switching centers to enable these advanced services. Lucent also supplied its NavisRadius(TM) 4.0 AAA (authentication, authorization and accounting) server software to manage secure network access and usage. Lucent Worldwide Services performed installation and integration services for the CDMA2000 1X network.

"We are proud to work with Iusacell as they remain at the forefront of mobile communications in Mexico by launching this 3G network," said Victor Agnellini, vice president of mobility sales, Lucent Technologies Latin America. "While providing Iusacell with significant investment protection by taking advantage of its existing infrastructure and radio frequency spectrum at 850 MHz, our 3G CDMA2000 solutions allow Iusacell to deliver high-speed data capabilities to businesses and consumers."

Iusacell subscribers in Mexico will be able to access the high-speed network with CDMA2000 1X-enabled devices or personal digital assistants (PDAs) and laptop PCs equipped with CDMA2000 1X PC cards.

CDMA2000 is an advanced and efficient wireless technology being introduced worldwide and an international 3G standard established by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). CDMA2000 cost-effectively evolves a multitude of network technologies to support 3G services.

Lucent's Mobility Solutions Group is a leading global provider of mobile networking technologies, having deployed more than 70,000 spread-spectrum base stations for mobile operators worldwide.

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