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Spanish Regional Newspaper Heraldo de Aragon Adopts Unified Communications Solution from Nortel


Unified Communications Helps Reduce Environmental Impact and Makes Delivering the News Simple

MADRID, Spain - Heraldo de Aragon, the leading daily newspaper in Spain’s Aragon region, has deployed a complete Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT ] energy-efficient Unified Communications solution to allow its editors, staff, readers and advertisers to communicate more effectively.

An outdated voice and data network infrastructure was slowing down operations at Heraldo de Aragon’s editorial headquarters in the city of Saragossa and slowing its connections with the newspaper’s printing facility on the outskirts of the city. At the same time, the paper’s legacy TDM-based, PBX telephone system was becoming more costly to maintain and complex to manage, making it harder for editorial, advertising and production staff to communicate efficiently.

Heraldo de Aragon’s Information Technology team worked with Nortel to replace the existing LAN with a full Nortel solution that incorporated power over Ethernet (PoE) and minimized cabling requirements. The solution also simplifies access to communications through single sign on for user authentication while ensuring quality of service and providing a single management system to monitor and control the network.

Nortel’s new IP-based voice and data network provides the newspaper with the reliability and quality that voice service requires. Converging voice and data over one IP network maximizes network efficiency, streamlines the architecture, reduces capital and operating costs and simplifies management. The network also opens up future services opportunities like unified messaging, combining voicemail, e-mail and fax messages into a single mailbox, accessible by phone, any desktop PC or mobile e-mail enabled devices (PDAs).

“Technology is changing our life and work,” said Juan José Armero, IT director, Heraldo de Aragon. “By collaborating with Nortel, we now have an optimized network ready to support traditional vital functions for a newspaper like reporting the news more quickly or printing and distributing the paper more efficiently. We also are ready now to confront challenges and opportunities that digitalization represents to us like on-line web interaction with our readers.”

“In the news business, the timeliness and quality of breaking news is critical,” said Fernando Valdivielso, vice president, Nortel Iberia. “Advanced technology is increasingly a vital differentiator and can help customers like Heraldo de Aragon stay focused on their core business, rather than the complexities of their network. Nortel’s technology offers customers the ability to simplify their network and transform them into a key competitive advantage.”

Nortel’s energy-efficient voice and data communications products will help Heraldo manage costs and reduce environmental impact. Third-parties have shown that Nortel data networking products provide up to 20 times the performance and seven times the resiliency of competitive solutions while consuming up to 40 percent less energy and costing up to 50 percent less to own and operate.**

Heraldo’ deployment includes a comprehensive portfolio of Nortel solutions. Ethernet Routing Switch 5500 Series and Ethernet Routing Switch 1600 provide gigabit speeds to every desktop and scalable Power-over-Ethernet capabilities to Nortel IP Phone 1100 Series and 2000 Series . IP Telephony is enabled through Nortel’s full-featured Communication Server 1000S IP PBX, which provides the benefits of a converged networks and supports advanced applications as unified messaging, contact centre and IP Phones.

About Nortel
Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for our customers. Our next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications. Nortel’s technologies are designed to help eliminate today’s barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people to the information they need, when they need it. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries around the world. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at . For the latest Nortel news, visit .

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** The Tolly Group Report Number 208298 , July 2008, reported the results of a power consumption evaluation of six Nortel converged data network products consisting of large and medium core and wiring closet Ethernet Routing Switches (ERS), enterprise branch office routers, and IP phones compared to similar Cisco products on the basis of power consumption and heat dissipation, and five-year operational cost. See also the Tolly Group Report Number 208275, January 2008, and Info-Tech Research Group Report (January 30, 2008). “Cisco Energy Tax” refers to up to 40 percent energy consumption savings when using these Nortel products instead of comparable Cisco products. Cisco is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries.


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