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HP and Alcatel-Lucent to Form Global Alliance

PALO ALTO, Calif. & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HP (NYSE:HPQ) and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris:ALU) (NYSE:ALU) today
announced they have signed a relationship agreement establishing both
parties' intent to form a 10-year global alliance to help customers
leverage the convergence of telecommunication and IT.

Once the definitive agreement has been executed, the companies will
jointly market solutions and capabilities that enable end-to-end
transformation for service providers and enterprises.

The companies plan to launch a global go-to-market program to transform
communication networks into converged, next-generation infrastructures.
As a result of this transformation, service providers will be able to
efficiently deliver new, revenue-generating services. HP and
Alcatel-Lucent also plan to offer services to manage the new and
existing infrastructures for customers looking for flexible sourcing

HP and Alcatel-Lucent also plan to create a joint go-to-market
initiative to provide communications solutions to mid- and large-size
enterprises and public sector organizations. Alcatel-Lucent products in
areas such as IP telephony, unified communications, mobility, security
and contact centers will be integrated with HP IT solutions. These joint
solutions are planned to be offered to enterprises through HP resellers
or as managed services.

Furthermore, the alliance will create new end-to-end customer solutions
that take advantage of both companies' product portfolios for the
enterprise and telecom markets.

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