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Nortel CVAS Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY® Magazine’s Twelfth Annual Product of the Year Award


Hosted IP Communications for Large Enterprise Solution Recognized for Outstanding Innovation

TORONTO - Nortel* [OTC: NRTLQ] Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation’s (TMC®) INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has named the Nortel CVAS Hosted IP Communications for Large Enterprise solution as a recipient of its 2009 Product of the Year Award.

Nortel CVAS’ Hosted IP Communications for Large Enterprise and SMBs solution helps to improve business productivity and allows service providers to offer advanced services across TDM, hosted VoIP, PBX and mobile smartphone devices. Nortel CVAS provides carrier-hosted capabilities that help service providers to offer integrated communication applications including call center access, instant messaging, telephony, conferencing, video, web collaboration, file sharing and presence to business subscribers. In addition, with the Nortel CVAS Mobile Extension application, business users can leverage any existing mobile terminal as a full office extension.

“The Large Enterprise and SMB markets are always looking for innovative communication solutions that can increase productivity without costing a fortune or requiring on-site management of their telecommunications infrastructure,” said Samih Elhage, president, CVAS, Nortel. “Nortel CVAS is pleased to receive this recognition for our Hosted IP Communications for Large Enterprise solution, which equips carriers to offer seamless migration of large enterprise networks to IP while enabling mixed TDM and SIP users in a single business group and Unified Communications capabilities. With our carrier customers we’re supporting several large enterprise customer deployments across the globe and handling millions of calls over hundreds of thousands of hosted lines, covering thousands of locations.”

“INTERNET TELEPHONY is proud to grant Nortel CVAS 2009 Product of the Year Award for their Hosted IP Communications for Large Enterprise solution. Nortel CVAS has proven its commitment to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “We’re happy to recognize and honor Nortel CVAS for their development of IP communications technology. We look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future.”

A complete list of Product of the Year winners is published in the February 2010 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, ( ). INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the authority in IP communication since 1998™.


INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit .

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. For more information about TMC, visit .

About Nortel CVAS

Nortel CVAS is the recognized leader in the Carrier VoIP space, having shipped more than 121 million Carrier VoIP and Multimedia ports, including over 10 million SIP lines to leading wireline and wireless carriers globally. 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 80% of IDC’s worldwide listing of top 20 carriers (by revenue). For more information on Nortel CVAS see . For the latest Nortel news, visit .

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