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Alcatel-Lucent response to XT Review Findings

Alcatel-Lucent response to XT Review Findings

Alcatel-Lucent New Zealand and Pacific Islands Chief Executive, Jyoti Mahurkar-Thombre, said today she is “pleased with the significant progress that has been made to address issues associated with the XT network, which is performing well and in line with other best-practice networks internationally.”

“Working with Telecom, we have taken significant steps to address the XT issues including deploying additional equipment to increase network capacity and handle future growth We’ve also made network modifications to improve coverage and performance, and continue to refine the operations model and make procedural improvements.”

Responding to the findings and recommendations of Analysys Mason from January 29, 2010, Mahurkar-Thombre said, “The report provides an independent validation that the steps we have taken to improve the XT network are the right ones.”

“We are firmly focused on the performance of XT network today, tomorrow and into the future. We want to ensure Telecom and all New Zealanders have access to high quality current and next generation 3G mobile services.”

ENDS

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