Nortel Networks

Nortel Teams up With TELUS to Develop New Multimedia Infrastructure

    Vancouver, Canada (ots/PRNewswire) - Nortel(x) (NYSE: NT, TSX: NT) is working with TELUS, a leading Canadian  telecommunications company, to integrate advanced multimedia and  communications products from across the industry into TELUS' IP services as  they emerge.

    "TELUS is working closely with Nortel to create a unique communications  and entertainment experience for our customers that we call the Future  Friendly Home," said Ibrahim Gedeon, chief technology officer, TELUS. "We are  building an innovative platform that will provide us differentiated services  today and as we move into the future with a converged multimedia-centric  infrastructure."

    "We are working with TELUS to create an open, standards-based IPTV network that uses best-in-class products from across the industry," added  Dietmar Wendt, president, Global Services, Nortel. "Our relationship is  strong evidence of how Nortel's world-class technology and systems  integration expertise can help service providers successfully design and  deploy end-to-end video solutions."

    The integration of IP-based multimedia technologies into the TELUS network is important to provide investment protection over the long term.  Nortel brings a wealth of SIP-based solutions to the table that is targeted  for voice and video convergence as part of this new initiative.

    "It was important to find a partner like Nortel who could provide an  evolution path to a converged services environment that incorporates IPTV as  one of many applications," said Gedeon. "To facilitate the rapid adoption of  additional third party applications as they emerge, it is imperative that the  environment be open and standards-based."

    The TELUS IPTV deployment is the latest investment in an ongoing and  significant program that has seen the company invest more than C$1 billion in  wireline broadband infrastructure since launching its high speed internet  service in 1997.

    Nortel is showcasing a live IPTV demonstration at this week's Broadband  World Forum in Vancouver, where TELUS is the official host sponsor. Nortel  brings to market a comprehensive IPTV solution that is pre-integrated and  pre-tested to help ensure deployments of IPTV are reliable, scaleable and  secure. Nortel's Global Services for IPTV can accelerate IPTV time-to-revenue  by providing a single point-of-contact across all vendors, and a proven  methodology that can guide customers from inception to solution, including  the entire lifecycle of design, integration, and deployment.

    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

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications  company in Canada, with $8.4 billion of annual revenue and 10.4 million  customer connections including 4.7 million wireless subscribers, 4.6 million  wireline network access lines and 1.05 million Internet subscribers. The  company's strategic intent is to unleash the power of the Internet to deliver  the best solutions to Canadians at home, in the workplace and on the move.  TELUS provides customers with a wide range of wireline and wireless communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP),  voice, entertainment and video services. For more information about TELUS,  please visit

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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 Form 10-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.

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