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Nortel Lifts The Curtain On New Solutions Showcase In Richardson


RICHARDSON, TEXAS - Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT] announced the opening of its new Solutions Showcase in Richardson, Texas. The new showcase will allow visitors to experience innovations staged in real-world settings to depict the future era of hyperconnectivity, where anything that can be connected, will be connected.

Hyperconnectivity encompasses person-to-person, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communication. It is fueling huge increases in bandwidth demand because of the complexity, diversity and integration of new applications and devices using the communications network.

Capitalizing on the theme of - Experience Gen H, The Hyperconnected Generation - the new showcase will feature dynamic, realistic lifestyle vignettes to show how people living today’s connected lifestyle can easily stay connected and seamlessly conduct business whether they are at home, in the office, at the local coffee shop, or on the road. For example, visitors can see how metropolitan train passengers can stay connected while accessing their corporate intranet and files through powerful high-speed 3G and 4G mobile broadband technologies. The demonstration also shows how Nortel’s convergence technologies like IMS can also allow passengers to enjoy a seamless, uninterrupted communication experience across fixed and mobile networks.

“Hyperconnectivity is an unstoppable, global mega-trend that will create a new generation of communications for consumers and businesses,” said Richard Lowe, president, Carrier Networks, Nortel. “By providing our customers with a window into how Nortel’s technology can enhance the lives of users, our new showcase in Richardson is illustrating the future of communications. In addition, this state-of the art facility demonstrates Nortel’s commitment to leading the industry’s shift to Hyperconnectivity by creating technologies that help make communications and business simple.”

The showcase features a mock living room equipped with IP-enabled TV and other devices powered by high-speed broadband connections, showing personalized communication and entertainment services. These services include multi-player gaming, broadcast video, video-on-demand, VoIP, instant messaging (IM), click to call and other real-time interactive services. This demonstration shows how users can enjoy ubiquitous communications - like instant messaging or video sharing applications - across a wide range of devices and networks.

The opening event was attended by Nortel customers: Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV), a North American satellite provider; Sprint Nextel, a leading wireline and wireless provider; and 4G Metro a new Dallas-based wireless provider.

In addition, local government and community leaders who attended the event included: Bill Sproull, president and CEO, Richardson Chamber of Commerce and Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC); Bill Keffler, city manager, City of Richardson; Gary Slagel, mayor, City of Richardson; Richard Ramey, Richardson Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman; and Rusty Cone, MTBC Board Chairman. Nortel’s Richardson Campus is its largest U.S. R&D facility and the largest private employer in the city of Richardson with 4,000 employees. In 2006, Nortel hosted over 1,800 Nortel customer visits at its Richardson Campus.

Nortel solutions featured at the center include: WiMAX, LTE, CDMA mobile broadband, municipal wireless, and carrier VoIP and IMS-based technologies. For more information on how Nortel is leading the industry’s shift to hyperconnectivity, visit


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