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Macquarie Graduate School of Management Collaborates With Nortel On Wireless Network Technology

  • 07 August, 2007 13:39

<p>SYDNEY, Australia – Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), the longest continuously operating business school in New South Wales, has signed an agreement with the Australian division of global networking company Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT] to drive joint training and marketing activities for wireless network technology in Australia over the next three years.</p>
<p>The agreement will see the deployment of a Nortel wireless network at MGSM’s North Ryde and CBD campuses, which will give teaching staff and students a much improved level of secure network access without having to reply on a physical network connection. Nortel will also gain access to a number of certified MGSM courses, and will be recognised as MGSM’s official technology partner.</p>
<p>“This important agreement goes well beyond the introduction of new technology,” says Professor Roy Green, Dean of MGSM. “Over the next few years we can expect to further enhance the quality and relevance of our teaching material by marrying the technology with practical input from a global communications leader like Nortel. By linking 'real world' experience with the most current management theories and principles from around the globe, MGSM provides executives with a learning experience that transcends the traditional boundaries of a business school.”</p>
<p>“We’re fast approaching an era of Hyperconnectivity, where the number of devices connected to networks is outpacing the number of people connected. It’s critical that skills on managing this megatrend in communications be taught at the earliest stage of leadership training,” says Mark Stevens, managing director, Australia and New Zealand, Nortel. “There’s a natural synergy between MGSM’s focus on leadership in management education and Nortel’s focus on leadership in delivering enterprise communications solutions.”</p>
<p>The Nortel wireless network will integrate with MGSM’s current infrastructure and enable students, guests and staff to communicate and collaborate more effectively regardless of their location on campus. A centralised network management console will also give staff more control over the administration of the network across both sites.
Implemented by Nortel nPower partner 3D Networks, the solution includes a complete portfolio of Nortel’s wireless access products, including Nortel Wireless LAN Security Switch 2361s, Nortel Wireless LAN Access Point 2330s, and the Nortel Wireless LAN Management System.</p>
<p>Established as part of Macquarie University in 1969, MGSM operates campuses in Macquarie Park in North Ryde, Sydney CBD, Singapore and Hong Kong. The School has earned an enviable reputation over the years as one of Australasia's leading centres of excellence in management education.</p>
<p>About Nortel</p>
<p>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 www.nortel.com. For the latest Nortel news, visit www.nortel.com/news.</p>
<p>Certain statements in this press release may contain words such as “could”, “expects”, “may”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, ”targets”, “envisions”, “seeks” and other similar language and are considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. These statements are based on Nortel’s current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which Nortel operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict and the actual outcome may be materially different from those contemplated in forward-looking statements. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see Nortel’s Annual Report on Form10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Nortel disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.</p>
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