News Release

Verizon Wireless To Host Mobile Convergence Technology Summit In New York City May 6, 2008

Hands-On Demonstrations and Data Solutions Promise to Make Area Businesses More Profitable, Productive; Registration Opens Today, Space is Limited

April 23, 2008

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212Kimberly Ancin
kimberly.ancin@vivianipr.com 
845-429-3839

NEW YORK, NY — Verizon Wireless today began accepting registrations for the first annual Mobile Convergence Technology Summit, co-sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent and scheduled for May 6, 2008, at New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street in Manhattan.

The summit, which begins with registration at 9 a.m. and closes with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., is designed to educate business customers to the benefits and advantages of taking their wireless devices beyond simple e-mail management. Managers and executives from businesses of all sizes will benefit from the event's hands-on tutorials, previews of the newest business applications and live demonstrations by a wide-range of mobile solutions providers.

"This conference will provide valuable information to anyone who uses a PDA or smartphone device for business," said Maitland Muse, regional director Verizon Wireless' Data Solutions. "All too often, employees are given devices by their companies without any instruction on their capabilities. By teaming up with leading application providers, we can help change the way New York Metro area companies do business and show them how leveraging mobile applications can help increase productivity, lower management costs and simplify sales."

Keynote speakers include Johna Till Johnson, president and founding partner of Numerates Research, an independent research firm that specializes in quantifying the business impact of technology, and Indranil Chatterjee, executive director-wireless strategy and business development for Alcatel-Lucent.

Space is limited and seats are filling quickly. For more information and to register visit http://www.vzwtechnologies.com/mobileconvergence/

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprise 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 revenues of Euro 17.8 billion in 2007 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com.

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