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Nortel Powers go mobileís New Broadband Wireless Services in Malta


First operator to provide a broadband wireless network in Malta

MARCH 02, 2006, MALTA - go mobile, a wireless operator in Malta, is providing new broadband mobile services such as video, TV and gaming powered by EDGE technology from Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT].

ďBy upgrading our nationwide GPRS network with Nortelís EDGE technology, go mobile becomes the first mobile operator in Malta to offer high bandwidth applications like streaming video on a mobile phone,Ē explains Martin Zammit, senior executive engineering at go mobile. ďThe upgrade of our network is part of go mobileís high-speed broadband network evolution leading to the launch of 3G services next year. Our investment in EDGE technology ensures that go mobile delivers the fastest nationwide mobile network in Malta.Ē

Nortelís EDGE technology allows go mobile subscribers to access content on their mobile phones at speeds up to four times faster than previous network capabilities.

ďNortelís technology is helping go mobile bring a new era of wireless broadband services to Malta,Ē said Jean-Luc Jezouin, GSM and UMTS vice president for Nortel. ďOur EDGE solution is designed to help operators increase network capacity, lower operational costs and offer the kind of innovative wireless broadband services that drive new sources of revenue.Ē

The current go mobile EDGE deployment is the companyís latest collaboration with Nortel. It was completed using installation and commissioning services from the Nortel Global Services portfolio. Nortel is also providing support and maintenance services for all network elements through 2011. Over the past five years, Nortel has provided GPRS and GSM technologies for go mobileís network.

Nortel EDGE technology helps GSM operators offer high-speed data services to end users, serve more mobile customers, and increase GSM network capacity to accommodate additional voice traffic. Nortelís EDGE offering includes a power amplifier solution that is designed to improve performance and allows an upgrade to EDGE to be accomplished without network redesign. The Nortel EDGE technology also provides a larger coverage area with the same quality of service compared to other industry products.

Nortel has designed, installed and launched more than 300 wireless networks in over 70 countries. Nortel was the industryís first supplier with wireless networks operating in all advanced radio technologies, and is the only end-to-end provider of all next generation wireless solutions, as well as edge and core network solutions for IP, ATM and optical transport.

Nortelís Global Services portfolio offers a full range of integrated professional services to provide end-to-end, multi-vendor network solutions that deliver significant business value. Nortel provides the necessary services to design, deploy, manage and maintain todayís multi-vendor networks and to facilitate transition to next generation technologies.

About go mobile

go mobile is the trade name of MobIsle Communications Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Maltacom plc. The Company obtained its operating licence in September 2000 to provide mobile cellular services in Malta. The company started offering its services on 1 December 2000 and employs over 220 people. Our call centre facilities are set up to offer 24-hour customer service, seven days a week. go mobile has eight Customer Contact Centres strategically located in Malta and Gozo, an indirect sales network that covers both islands and a corporate sales force that caters to the needs of the business community. For more information, visit** or call (356) 21 246 200.

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 worldís 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 todayís 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

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