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Nortel CVAS Boosts Service Provider Revenue Potential and Subscriber Stickiness by Delivering More Personalized Communications to Consumers

IP Powered Home Solution Gives Subscribers Anywhere, Anytime Converged Communications Across All Networks and Devices (October 21, 2009)

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- (Marketwire) -- 10/21/09 -- Service providers around the world can improve their competitive advantage and provide more personalized and unified communications across any network or device thanks to the latest consumer voice and multimedia solutions provided by Nortel(1) (OTCBB: NRTLQ) Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS). These innovative CVAS solutions will be demonstrated at Nortel's Supercomm booth (#2120) in Chicago this week.

Nortel's IP Powered Home consumer voice and multimedia solution equips service providers to compete more effectively and significantly improve the way people communicate by providing advanced SIP features such as personalized call routing, call screening and fixed-mobile convergence integrated into carrier subscriber portals. These features help boost service provider's ability to compete and are backed by Nortel's strength in providing industry-leading carrier-grade reliability to more than 350 service providers across the globe.

"Consumers want more personalized control of their communications through web portals, convergence of mobile and fixed services into a single account, and smartphone enhancements like VoIP, instant messaging and presence," said Joe McGarvey, principal analyst, IP Services Infrastructure, Current Analysis. "Nortel's CVAS consumer solutions and leadership in carrier-grade reliability help service providers to deliver a more ubiquitous and reliable service that also give subscribers the freedom to take their communications with them across any network or device."

Nortel's consumer solution allow subscribers to be contacted via one number for all of their phones and devices without having to change their phone number or ask their friends and family to update their address books. Subscribers can also program their devices to identify callers by setting unique ring tones and "announce" the incoming caller by specifying which phone should ring based on the caller and their location. For example, if the subscriber is at home when the call comes in, they can program the network to ring the landline instead of the mobile device, which allows the user to offload mobile minutes to their landline.


"In today's highly competitive environment, service providers need partners like Nortel CVAS to arm them with innovative, carrier-grade solutions that allow them to compete with new players, boost revenue potential and subscriber loyalty," said Samih Elhage, president, CVAS, Nortel. "Nortel's IP Powered Home consumer voice and multimedia solution meets that need and also helps service providers to deliver more connected, personalized and productive communications to subscribers at home, at the office or on the go."

Nortel's recent research conducted by Harris Interactive found that consumers want to access their communications from any device and location and that they're hungry for more advanced SIP features like PC-based call control and WiFi to cellular handoff. Nortel's IP Powered Home consumer voice and multimedia solution at Supercomm meet these subscriber demands and include:

- Personal web Communications: conveniently personalize communications features on the service provider's secure portal.

- Call grabber between devices and mobile extension: transform mobile phones into extensions of home-based landline by allowing calls to be grabbed between networks and devices.

- TV communications: extend personalized consumer communication capabilities to the TV and allows users to control, manage and place calls, view call logs and send and receive Instant Messages from their TV using the remote control.

- Smartphone based Consumer Communications: multimedia clients for iPhone and Blackberry. Access Unified Communications services such as VoIP, IM, and presence capabilities on the road. Coupled with secure Federated IM, this enables users to receive and reply to IMs from Yahoo, AOL, MSN or Google buddies wherever they are.

- Advanced security and privacy: easily defined call management capabilities that allow users to manage who and how they are called, block unwanted callers, hide call history for privacy, and set specific permissions for outgoing calls.

Nortel's IP Powered Home voice and multimedia solution features a variety of flexible, innovative application bundles for the consumer market that combine personal Internet, TV and home phone services into simple, customizable packages. For more information on Nortel at Supercomm, visit www.nortel.com/events.

Nortel has shipped more than 115 million Carrier VoIP and Multimedia ports to more than 350 wireline and wireless carriers globally. According to Infonetics Research's recent report, Service Provider VoIP Equipment and Subscribers Market Share, Size, and Forecasts - 2Q09, Nortel kept its global leadership position for carrier softswitches with 30.2 percent market share. Furthermore, according to Infonetics, during the second quarter of 2009, Nortel kept its position as the dominant softswitch supplier in both North America and EMEA. According to Dell'Oro, Nortel has consistently been ranked as the #1 Global Carrier VoIP and Softswitch leader since 2002. Nortel CVAS has customer deployments in all continents with leading carriers and provides VoIP solutions to two thirds of IDC's worldwide listing of top 20 carriers (by revenue).

About Nortel

Nortel delivers communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for our customers. Our next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications. Nortel's technologies are designed to help eliminate today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people to the information they need, when they need it. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at www.nortel.com. For the latest Nortel news, visit www.nortel.com/news.

Certain statements in this press release may contain words such as "could", "expects", "may", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "targets", "envisions", "seeks" and other similar language and are considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. These statements are based on Nortel's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which Nortel operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict and the actual outcome may be materially different from those contemplated in forward-looking statements. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see Nortel's Annual Report on Form10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Nortel disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

(1)Nortel, the Nortel logo and the Globemark are trademarks of Nortel Networks.

Use of the terms "partner" and "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership between Nortel and any other party.

Contacts:
Nortel
Jamie Moody
972-684-7167
moodyjam@nortel.com
www.nortel.com


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