Update CTIA Wireless 2008: Nortel Delivering Faster, Better Wireless Internet
* Nortel demonstrates 4G “World’s Firsts” at CTIA
* Nortel strengthens 4G ecosystem and announces new customers
LAS VEGAS – Nortel * [NYSE/TSX: NT] today announced new technological developments, customers and industry collaboration to seize the tremendous opportunities presented in the wireless industry. At CTIA Wireless 2008, Nortel is demonstrating four world firsts and showing how its innovation in 4G technologies LTE and WiMAX, are pushing the boundaries of the wireless Internet by bringing faster, better connectivity to everyone in places they’ve never had it before.
“The wireless industry is presenting incredible opportunities to Nortel and its customers. 4G will power the future and Nortel is on the forefront of this new wave,” said Richard Lowe, president of Carrier Networks, Nortel. “Nortel has all the elements needed to bring carriers successfully into the 4G world and our solutions provide true mobile broadband faster and more cost-effectively than the competition. Leapfrogging to 4G has great transformational potential for new entrants to the industry as well as established wireless operators.”
“Nortel is accelerating innovation in WiMAX and LTE and combining our technology with a strong ecosystem of devices and applications to make 4G true mobile broadband a reality,” continued Lowe. “At CTIA Wireless, Nortel is showing how we can help our customers deliver some of the world’s most popular Internet applications - like HD streaming-video, interactive gaming, and social networking - to wireless users on the go.”
Nortel demonstrates 4G innovations with “World’s Firsts” at CTIA
* Nortel and LG Electronics Demonstrate two world firsts in LTE Mobile Broadband
Nortel and LG Electronics are the first in the world to demonstrate the power of 4G LTE over AWS spectrum, an advanced wireless services frequency band recently auctioned off in the U.S. The two companies have also achieved the world’s first demonstration of LTE broadband connectivity in a moving vehicle, bringing wireless internet to passengers in a car traveling at over 100 kilometers per hour.
* Nortel Gives World’s First Demonstration of New Multimedia Service Standard on 2G/3G Phones at CTIA
Nortel will show how IMS Centralized Service (ICS) makes new multimedia services like multi priority calling and picture caller ID on mobile phones possible across any type of network - 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi, WiMAX and LTE. ICS also enables features like the ability to transfer maps while in a call to provide a caller’s current location based on GPS or network location information as well as innovative new Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) services like call-park and call pick-up where a user can “park” a call on one device and “pick up” the call on another device, without interrupting the connection. This solution allows operators to deliver advanced multimedia services today while preparing their networks for an evolution to 4G.
* Nortel Shows World’s First Demonstration of Telepresence over 4G Wireless Broadband at CTIA 2008
Nortel is demonstrating how the high-speed connectivity of 4G WiMAX broadband can be used to provide telepresence services in remote locations. Nortel Telepresence Services offer a whole new level of media-rich interaction that defies geographic boundaries and allows colleagues around the world to collaborate as if they were in the same room. By adding WiMAX to the mix, Nortel is demonstrating how the cost-saving of telepresence - achieved through minimizing meeting travel expenses - can be extended to remote users of wireless broadband. 4G wireless technologies are uniquely suited to be paired with telepresence because they have the speed and capacity to support the high-definition video conferencing that is part of the telepresence experience.
Customers and Industry look to Nortel for WiMAX solutions
* Charles Street Partners Selects Nortel WiMAX to Bring Broadband to Rural America
Charles Street Partners will use WiMAX technology from Nortel to bring wireless broadband to U.S. residents in rural areas of Arizona and Florida. This will be the first time broadband Internet service will be available to customers in some of these service areas.
* Nortel Expands its growing WIMAX Device Ecosystem to include Kyocera and Acer
Nortel pairs up with Kyocera and Acer to bring mobile broadband users more device options for accessing the wireless Internet over WiMAX. The Kyocera TWXO1, one of the world’s first WiMAX/CDMA dual mode mobile phone prototypes, and the Acer Aspire 5920, the world’s first WiMAX-embedded laptop computer, will connect to Nortel 4G WiMAX networks.
* Nortel Demonstrates the Promise of WiMAX in First Thailand Trial with Loxley Wireless
Nortel and Loxley announce a WiMAX trial agreement to demonstrate wireless broadband services including Voice over IP, high-definition video streaming and other interactive applications - all achieved on the go. This is the first WiMAX trial for Nortel in Thailand.
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