Nortel Networks

Nortel Showcase of Latest Mobile Broadband, Convergence and Mobile TV Solutions at 3GSM World Congress

    Barcelona, Spain (ots/PRNewswire) - Nortel(x) (NYSE: NT ; SX: NT) plans to showcase the delivery of an  outstanding mobile broadband experience at the 3GSM World Congress 2006,  February 13-16 in Barcelona.

    The company intends to demonstrate current and future wireless capabilities across three main areas: mobile broadband evolution, the power of convergence and interactive mobile TV at its public and private booth space A06, Hall 8, Fira Convention Center.

    "Nortel's goal is to make the current path and long term evolution to true wireless broadband as simple as possible for wireless service providers," said Peter MacKinnon, president of GSM and UMTS networks, Nortel. "Today, Nortel is delivering commercial HSDPA networks designed to enable their operators to efficiently drive down costs and simplify the delivery of converged services."

    "We're preparing for the future by integrating new technologies, including MIMO and OFDM, into all our wireless solutions to enable the evolution to ultra broadband wireless," MacKinnon said.

    Leading Mobile Broadband Evolution

    As wireless service providers compete to meet subscriber demand for faster, higher bandwidth mobile services, next generation technologies are essential to boosting network capabilities. At 3GSM, Nortel intends to demonstrate:

    - Live, commercial HSDPA services at speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps per second.

    - UMTS and HSDPA services in the 900 MHz band, for the improved delivery of broadband services to rural areas and in-building penetration as showcased with Orange and Qualcomm.

    - A repeat of the industry's first simultaneous HSUPA and HSDPA calls, announced February 7, 2006.

    - A vision for the long term evolution of broadband mobility solutions with MIMO and OFDM as the underlying technology across UMTS, CDMA and WiMAX.

    Driving Network Convergence

    Consistent, secure, optimized communications with no interruption in the subscriber experience across multiple access types - GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA Wifi, WiMAX - is the end goal of IMS Converged Mobility service and global convergence in the network core.

    Nortel will debut its innovative wireless services edge platform the Nortel MPE 9500 GGSN that provides wireless network integration to IPv6 and MPLS evolved packet cores. The platform will lay the foundation for services 'beyond 3G' and capabilities including all releases of UMTS, HSDPA and IMS, equipping operators with common session management, policy control and real-time integrated billing.

    Other planned demonstrations include next-generation voice core, packet core and advanced IMS applications and platforms, sign)0&parId( equal sign)0&prod_id(equal sign)52540&locale(equal sign)en-US security solutions including content filtering, virus blocking and peer to peer traffic control, as well as a converged wireless network manager for easy integration and efficient operation.

    Enhancing Mobile Experience with Mobile TV

    Nortel will also unveil a broad range of Digital Mobile TV solutions that allow 3G operators to capitalize on the pent-up user demand for video services.

    SK Telecom, a UMTS and HSDPA customer of LG-Nortel, will be present on Nortel's booth demonstrating the world's first digital mobile multimedia broadcasting service available today in South Korea.

    In all of its activities at 3GSM World Congress 2006, Nortel aims to highlight not only the strength of its solutions, but also its close cooperation and extensive interoperability testing activities with key mobile device vendors and application developers. For 3GSM World Congress 2006 the vendors and developers working with Nortel include IBM, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Aeroflex, Fingermind, HP, Option, Qualcomm, Redknee, Sagem, Samsung, Sierra Wireless, Sonim and Websense. Through working with a variety of companies, Nortel aims to help operators speed the delivery of commercial services.

    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 For the latest Nortel news, visit

    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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