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Nortel Turns Hyperconnectivity into Wireless Internet Opportunities at Mobile World Congress

  • 07 February, 2008 11:42

<p>BARCELONA – Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT] will show how real-time wireless Internet services, such as streaming video, gaming, and digital advertising, can be made more accessible in the Hyperconnected world at GSMA Mobile World Congress** in Barcelona from February 11 to 14.</p>
<p>Nortel will demonstrate 4G mobile broadband technologies – WiMAX and LTE – designed to revolutionize the wireless Internet by delivering faster, more plentiful bandwidth. In addition, Nortel will show how an all-IP-based network, including VoIP applications, gives operators the flexibility and scalability to continually offer the hottest new interactive multimedia applications, such as social networking and video conferencing on-demand, while keeping costs low.</p>
<p>“The era of Hyperconnectivity is putting ever-increasing demands on networks as people seek to access their favorite things from the Internet, like streaming video, from wherever they may be,” said Scott Wickware, vice president, Carrier Networks, Nortel. “This massive need for bandwidth creates new technical challenges that require the rapid transformation of today’s networks. Nortel tackles these challenges by offering more speed with LTE and WiMAX, and better services with all IP-based solutions. All of this while minimizing the cost and complexity of networks. We will revolutionize the mobile communications experience.”</p>
<p>Imagine the fun of joining friends in Second Life** and seamlessly transforming the party into a live video-conference with just a few clicks of your mouse. Think of how home security can be enhanced and simplified at the same time by the ability to transmit live video surveillance wirelessly to a mobile device. Consider how a small business might improve its bottom line by using fixed mobile convergence and unified communications services to improve the efficiency of its workforce as well as the ability to serve customers. All of these things will be brought to life with simplicity in Nortel’s Mobile World Congress booth.</p>
<p>Technology demonstrations will focus on:
· The high performance of LTE.
· Leading-edge WiMAX and Wireless Mesh solutions that offer everything an operator needs – from devices and applications to infrastructure.
· Simple evolution from GSM to Evolved EDGE to boost broadband on the way to 4G.
· IP Powered Business solutions allowing operators to sell multimedia VoIP to the large untapped small and medium business (SMB) market.
· SIP and IMS applications integrated with SOA and web services.
· Global Services to help optimize network performance.
· Flexible wireless backhaul that can radically reduce costs.</p>
<p>Attendees at Mobile World Congress will also be able to hear from Nortel leaders including Chief Technology Officer, John Roese, who is participating in the panel discussion “The OFDMA battleground – LTE Standards” in room TE-102 on Tuesday, Feb 12 at 16:15. In addition, Michael Adams, vice president of Metro Ethernet Network Architecture at Nortel, will engage in a panel discussion on “Beating the backhaul challenge” in room EN-201 on Wednesday Feb 13 at
12:40.</p>
<p>Nortel will also be present on the UK Trade and Industry booth (AV26 in The Avenue) with the UK’s Mobile WiMAX Acceleration Group which brings together companies from across the telecom and media industries with the aim of providing the components for delivery of a commercially viable WiMAX service in the UK. Nortel is a founding member of the Group along with Urban WiMAX and Macropolitan.</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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