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Rolls-Royce to Transform Network With Managed VoIP Service from Nortel US$20 Million Voice Network Makeover Will Help Improve Telecommunications Service, Reduce Costs

          Rolls- Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and
services,  will transform its entire telephone network into a single,
advanced network  providing VoIP services based on Nortel(x) (NYSE:
NT , TSX: NT) technology  under a seven-year, estimated US$20 million
managed services agreement.

    The agreement will make Nortel the preferred provider of enterprise  telephony solutions for the new Rolls-Royce global voice network, which  will initially serve 26,500 users in the United Kingdom, the United States,  Canada, Norway, Germany and France.

    "We selected Nortel for this important network and telephony infrastructure transformation because they truly understand our communication needs and how to simplify our network infrastructure," said  Jim Reed, IT purchasing director, Rolls-Royce "Nortel's expertise and  experience in delivering a highly comprehensive and competitive managed  service as well as its ability to build large, reliable networks designed  for delivery of new services convinced us to select it as our preferred  communications provider."

    "This is a real milestone for Nortel," said Peter Kelly, president,  enterprise solutions for Nortel in Europe and the Middle East. "Our proven  global expertise in management and integration of voice and data networks  enables us to deliver an approach that will help simplify Rolls-Royce's  telephony and provide a platform to address its future communications  requirements as well."

    The new Rolls-Royce global voice network will provide comprehensive  voice calling services, unified voice, fax and e-mail messaging, and a  platform for introduction of advanced mobility services for communications  and collaboration virtually anytime, anywhere.

    Nortel will provide full lifecycle services for the Rolls-Royce network from the Nortel Global Services portfolio. This will include design , integration and deployment of IP telephony equipment and software, along  with management and maintenance of both the existing TDM-based network and  the new VoIP network. Network management and maintenance will consist of  remote fault monitoring with proactive network surveillance, customer- defined service level agreements for response and resolution, moves and  changes, comprehensive customer reporting, and dedicated service management.

    Nortel's enterprise VoIP solution for Rolls-Royce will include Nortel  Communication Server 1000, Nortel CallPilot(x) for unified voice, fax and e- mail accessible from any location, and Nortel mobility services.

    Nortel's Global Services include a full range of integrated services  for design, deployment, management and maintenance of end-to-end multi- vendor network solutions, including seamless migration to next generation  technologies.

    About Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce, the world leading provider of power systems and services  for use on land, at sea and in the air, operates in four global markets -  civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.

    Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising 600 airlines, 4,000  corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces  and more than 2,000 marine customers, including 70 navies. The company has  energy customers in 120 countries. Rolls-Royce is a technology leader,  employing around 36,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service  facilities in 50 countries. For more information, visit Rolls-Royce on the  Web at www.rolls-royce.com.

    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 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. Further, actual results or events could differ materially from  those contemplated in forward-looking statements as a result of the  following (i) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's restatements and  related matters including: Nortel's most recent restatement and two  previous restatements of its financial statements and related events; the  negative impact on Nortel and NNL of their most recent restatement and  delay in filing their financial statements and related periodic reports;  legal judgments, fines, penalties or settlements, or any substantial  regulatory fines or other penalties or sanctions, related to the ongoing  regulatory and criminal investigations of Nortel in the U.S. and Canada;  any significant pending civil litigation actions not encompassed by Nortel's proposed class action settlement; any substantial cash payment and /or significant dilution of Nortel's existing equity positions resulting  from the finalization and approval of its proposed class action settlement,  or if such proposed class action settlement is not finalized, any larger  settlements or awards of damages in respect of such class actions; any  unsuccessful remediation of Nortel's material weaknesses in internal  control over financial reporting resulting in an inability to report  Nortel's results of operations and financial condition accurately and in a timely manner; the time required to implement Nortel's remedial measures;  Nortel's inability to access, in its current form, its shelf registration  filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and  Nortel's below investment grade credit rating and any further adverse  effect on its credit rating due to Nortel's restatements of its financial  statements; any adverse affect on Nortel's business and market price of its  publicly traded securities arising from continuing negative publicity  related to Nortel's restatements; Nortel's potential inability to attract  or retain the personnel necessary to achieve its business objectives; any  breach by Nortel of the continued listing requirements of the NYSE or TSX  causing the NYSE and/or the TSX to commence suspension or delisting  procedures; (ii) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's business  including: yearly and quarterly fluctuations of Nortel's operating results;  reduced demand and pricing pressures for its products due to global  economic conditions, significant competition, competitive pricing practice,  cautious capital spending by customers, increased industry consolidation,  rapidly changing technologies, evolving industry standards, frequent new  product introductions and short product life cycles, and other trends and industry characteristics affecting the telecommunications industry; the  sufficiency of recently announced restructuring actions, including the  potential for higher actual costs to be incurred in connection with these  restructuring actions compared to the estimated costs of such actions and  the ability to achieve the targeted cost savings and reductions of Nortel's  unfunded pension liability deficit; any material and adverse affects on  Nortel's performance if its expectations regarding market demand for particular products prove to be wrong or because of certain barriers in its  efforts to expand internationally; any reduction in Nortel's operating  results and any related volatility in the market price of its publicly  traded securities arising from any decline in its gross margin, or  fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; any negative developments  associated with Nortel's supply contract and contract manufacturing  agreements including as a result of using a sole supplier for key optical  networking solutions components, and any defects or errors in Nortel's  current or planned products; any negative impact to Nortel of its failure  to achieve its business transformation objectives; additional valuation  allowances for all or a portion of its deferred tax assets; Nortel's  failure to protect its intellectual property rights, or any adverse  judgments or settlements arising out of disputes regarding intellectual  property; changes in regulation of the Internet and/or other aspects of the industry; Nortel's failure to successfully operate or integrate its strategic acquisitions, or failure to consummate or succeed with its strategic alliances; any negative effect of Nortel's failure to evolve  adequately its financial and managerial control and reporting systems and  processes, manage and grow its business, or create an effective risk  management strategy; and (iii) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's  liquidity, financing arrangements and capital including: the impact of  Nortel's most recent restatement and two previous restatements of its  financial statements; any inability of Nortel to manage cash flow  fluctuations to fund working capital requirements or achieve its business objectives in a timely manner or obtain additional sources of funding; high  levels of debt, limitations on Nortel capitalizing on business  opportunities because of credit facility covenants, or on obtaining  additional secured debt pursuant to the provisions of indentures governing  certain of Nortel's public debt issues and the provisions of its credit  facilities; any increase of restricted cash requirements for Nortel if it  is unable to secure alternative support for obligations arising from  certain normal course business activities, or any inability of Nortel's  subsidiaries to provide it with sufficient funding; any negative effect to  Nortel of the need to make larger defined benefit plans contributions in  the future or exposure to customer credit risks or inability of customers  to fulfill payment obligations under customer financing arrangements; any  negative impact on Nortel's ability to make future acquisitions, raise  capital, issue debt and retain employees arising from stock price  volatility and further declines in the market price of Nortel's publicly  traded securities, or any future share consolidation resulting in a lower  total market capitalization or adverse effect on the liquidity of Nortel's  common shares. For additional information with respect to certain of these  and other factors, see Nortel's Annual Report on Form10-K/A, Quarterly  Report 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.

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

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