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Nortel Powers go Mobile's New Broadband Wireless Services in Malta

    Malta (ots/PRNewswire) -

    - First Operator to Provide a Broadband Wireless Network in Malta

    go mobile, a wireless operator in Malta, is providing new broadband  mobile  services such as video, TV and gaming powered by EDGE technology from  Nortel(x) (NYSE: NT , TSX: NT).

    "By upgrading our nationwide GPRS network with Nortel's EDGE technology , go mobile becomes the first mobile operator in Malta to offer high  bandwidth applications like streaming video on a mobile phone," explains  Martin Zammit, senior executive engineering at go mobile. "The upgrade of  our network is part of go mobile's high-speed broadband network evolution  leading to the launch of 3G services next year. Our investment in EDGE  technology ensures that go mobile delivers the fastest nationwide mobile  network in Malta."

    Nortel's EDGE technology allows go mobile subscribers to access content  on their mobile phones at speeds up to four times faster than previous  network capabilities.

    "Nortel's technology is helping go mobile bring a new era of wireless  broadband services to Malta," said Jean-Luc Jezouin, GSM and UMTS vice  president for Nortel. "Our EDGE solution is designed to help operators  increase network capacity, lower operational costs and offer the kind of  innovative wireless broadband services that drive new sources of revenue."

    The current go mobile EDGE deployment is the company's latest collaboration with Nortel. It was completed using installation and commissioning services from the Nortel Global Services portfolio. Nortel is  also providing support and maintenance services for all network elements  through 2011. Over the past five years, Nortel has provided GPRS and GSM  technologies for go mobile's network.

    Nortel EDGE technology helps GSM operators offer high-speed data services to end users, serve more mobile customers, and increase GSM network capacity to accommodate additional voice traffic. Nortel's EDGE  offering includes a power amplifier solution that is designed to improve  performance and allows an upgrade to EDGE to be accomplished without  network redesign. The Nortel EDGE technology also provides a larger  coverage area with the same quality of service compared to other industry  products.

    Nortel has designed, installed and launched more than 300 wireless networks in over 70 countries. Nortel was the industry's first supplier  with wireless networks operating in all advanced radio technologies, and is  the only end-to-end provider of all next generation wireless solutions, as  well as edge and core network solutions for IP, ATM and optical transport.

    Nortel's Global Services portfolio offers a full range of integrated  professional services to provide end-to-end, multi-vendor network solutions  that deliver significant business value. Nortel provides the necessary  services to design, deploy, manage and maintain today's multi-vendor  networks and to facilitate transition to next generation technologies.

    About go mobile

    go mobile is the trade name of MobIsle Communications Ltd., a wholly  owned subsidiary of Maltacom plc. The Company obtained its operating  licence in September 2000 to provide mobile cellular services in Malta. The  company started offering its services on 1 December 2000 and employs over  220 people. Our call centre facilities are set up to offer 24-hour customer  service, seven days a week. go mobile has eight Customer Contact Centres  strategically located in Malta and Gozo, an indirect sales network that  covers both islands and a corporate sales force that caters to the needs of the business community. For more information, visit www.go.com.mt or call  (+356)-21-246-200.

    About Nortel

    Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities  that enhance the human experience, ignite and power global commerce, and  secure and protect the world's most critical information. Our next- generation technologies, for both service providers and enterprises, span  access and core networks, support multimedia and business-critical  applications, and help eliminate today's barriers to efficiency, speed and  performance by simplifying networks and connecting people with information.  Nortel does business in more than 150 countries. For more information,  visit Nortel on the Web at www.nortel.com. For the latest Nortel news, visit www.nortel.com/news.

    Certain information included in this press release is forward-looking and is subject to important risks and uncertainties. The results or events predicted in these statements may differ materially from actual results or  events. Factors which could cause results or events to differ from current  expectations include, among other things: the outcome of regulatory and  criminal investigations and civil litigation actions related to Nortel's  restatements and the impact any resulting legal judgments, settlements,  penalties and expenses could have on Nortel's results of operations,  financial condition and liquidity, and any related potential dilution of Nortel's common shares; the findings of Nortel's independent review and  implementation of recommended remedial measures; the outcome of the ongoing  independent review with respect to revenues for specific identified  transactions, which review will have a particular emphasis on the  underlying conduct that led to the initial recognition of these revenues;  the restatement or revisions of Nortel's previously announced or filed  financial results and resulting negative publicity; the existence of  material weaknesses in Nortel's internal control over financial reporting  and the conclusion of Nortel's management and independent auditor that Nortel's internal control over financial reporting is ineffective, which  could continue to impact Nortel's ability to report its results of  operations and financial condition accurately and in a timely manner; the  impact of Nortel's and NNL's failure to timely file their financial  statements and related periodic reports, including Nortel's inability to  access its shelf registration statement filed with the United States  Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); the impact of management changes,  including the termination for cause of Nortel's former CEO, CFO and  Controller in April 2004; the sufficiency of Nortel's restructuring  activities, including the work plan announced on August 19, 2004 as updated  on September 30, 2004 and December 14, 2004, including the potential for higher actual costs to be incurred in connection with restructuring actions  compared to the estimated costs of such actions; cautious or reduced  spending by Nortel's customers; increased consolidation among Nortel's  customers and the loss of customers in certain markets; fluctuations in  Nortel's operating results and general industry, economic and market  conditions and growth rates; fluctuations in Nortel's cash flow, level of  outstanding debt and current debt ratings; Nortel's monitoring of the  capital markets for opportunities to improve its capital structure and  financial flexibility; Nortel's ability to recruit and retain qualified employees; the use of cash collateral to support Nortel's normal course  business activities; the dependence on Nortel's subsidiaries for funding;  the impact of Nortel's defined benefit plans and deferred tax assets on  results of operations and Nortel's cash flow; the adverse resolution of  class actions, litigation in the ordinary course of business, intellectual  property disputes and similar matters; Nortel's dependence on new product  development and its ability to predict market demand for particular  products; Nortel's ability to integrate the operations and technologies of  acquired businesses in an effective manner; the impact of rapid  technological and market change; the impact of price and product  competition; barriers to international growth and global economic  conditions, particularly in emerging markets and including interest rate  and currency exchange rate fluctuations; the impact of rationalization and  consolidation in the telecommunications industry; changes in regulation of  the Internet; the impact of the credit risks of Nortel's customers and the  impact of customer financing and commitments; general stock market  volatility; negative developments associated with Nortel's supply contracts  and contract manufacturing agreements, including as a result of using a  sole supplier for a key component of certain optical networks solutions;  the impact of Nortel's supply and outsourcing contracts that contain  delivery and installation provisions, which, if not met, could result in  the payment of substantial penalties or liquidated damages; any undetected  product defects, errors or failures; the future success of Nortel's  strategic alliances; and certain restrictions on how Nortel and its  president and chief executive officer conduct business. For additional  information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see the  most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q  filed by Nortel 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.

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Contact:
For further information: Sophie Biscaras, Nortel, +33-1-69-555-884,
sophbis@nortel.com; Franco Aloisio, go mobile, (+356)-21-246-200,
franco.aloisio@go.com.mt/



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