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Nortel to Demonstrate Panoply of Wireless Technologies at CTIA 2006


Alan Stoddard, Nortel Carrier Multimedia Networks Leader, to Participate in IMS Panel

MARCH 28, 2006, DALLAS - At the CTIA Wireless 2006 show in Las Vegas next week, Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT] will demonstrate technology innovations that are helping change how healthcare is provided, how entertainment services are delivered and how people communicate.

Nortel will use WiMAX, IMS, OFDM/MIMO and other key technologies from its wireless portfolio to showcase ways in which operators can provide mobile high-speed, high-bandwidth services such as IPTV, multimedia applications and entertainment to subscribers regardless of location.

ďThe CTIA show provides an excellent opportunity for Nortel to provide real-world demonstrations of solutions that ignite global commerce by making people accessible regardless of where they are or which communications device they are using. The solutions being demonstrated run the gamut from those that serve operators, enterprises and ultimately, consumers to new technologies that are changing our lives through anywhere, anytime broadband wireless connections,Ē said Richard Lowe, president, Mobility and Converged Core Networks, Nortel.
Nortelís demonstrations at booth 1835 in Hall C3 include:

* WiMAX: Showing the advantages WiMAX offers in delivering bandwidth-intensive, real-time applications on-the-go in urban settings and how it brings high-speed, broadband connectivity to rural areas.
* IMS: In its ďLife Made SimpleĒ demo, Nortel creates both a home environment and a wireless-enabled cafe to show how IMS can help integrate communications into one easy-to-use and seamless service for real-time applications such as IPTV, streaming video,and peer-to-peer gaming.
* GSM/UMTS: Showcasing Nortelís innovation in HSDPA and HSUPA using multimedia applications including Digital Video Broadcasting for Handhelds (DVB-H), IPTV, digital mobile multimedia broadcast-multicast and 3D, high-definition gaming.
* 1xEV-DO Rev A: Demonstrating how operators can leverage higher bandwidth for CDMA networks to support real time, bandwidth intensive applications such as IPTV and video. Nortelís ďHealthcareĒ vignette shows how 1xEV-DO rev. A combined with real-time multimedia allows first responders to more effectively care for patients in a remote situation.
Enterprise Wireless: Demonstrating solutions for metropolitan and campus deployments using Nortel WLAN and wireless mesh technologies.
* Global Services: Showcasing how Nortel can help network planners deploy Security Services in a holistic manner and a focus on regulatory compliance. In addition, Nortel will demonstrate Optimization Services to maximize network performance, and improve the overall end-user experience.

Also at CTIA, Alan Stoddard, general manager, Carrier Multimedia Networks, Nortel, will participate in a panel discussion on IMS. The panel will discuss the technology, standards and opportunities IMS extends to service providers, manufacturers and software developers. That discussion will take place April 6 in Room N111. In addition, Nortel president and CEO Mike Zafirovski will host a press reception Thursday, April 6 at 4 p.m. Seats are limited; interested media should contact Jamie Moody ( or Camille Beasley ( to check on availability.

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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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 Nortelís 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 Nortelís subsidiaries to provide it with sufficient funding; any negative affect 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 Nortelís ability to make future acquisitions, raise capital, issue debt and retain employees arising from stock price volatility and further declines in Nortelís market price of its publicly traded securities, or any future share consolidation resulting in a lower total market capitalization or adverse affect on the liquidity of Nortelís common shares. 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