ITT Corporation

ITT Corporation

September 25, 2007 09:01 ET

ITT, Nortel Government Solutions Partner to Provide WiMAX for New FAA Air Traffic Control System

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Sept. 25, 2007) - ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) and Nortel Government Solutions(1), a U.S. company wholly owned by Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT), have entered into a teaming agreement to jointly pursue mobile WiMAX solutions that meet the requirements for a satellite-based air traffic control system the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to deploy beginning in 2009.

In August, ITT was awarded an initial three-year, US$207 million contract by the FAA to develop and deploy an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system. The ADS-B system will be a key component of the FAA's NextGen program to address the growing needs of air transportation while increasing safety and efficiency.

Work with Nortel Government Solutions on WiMAX will be conducted by ITT's Aerospace/Communications Division located in Fort Wayne, Ind.

WiMAX is a technology designed to provide wireless data over long distances in a variety of ways, particularly in the last mile of service to the end customer where cost of hard lines can be both cost prohibitive or not feasible.

The two companies will provide joint mobile WiMAX solutions based on the IEEE 802.16-2005 standard. The end products will feature secure and flexible radio frequency functionality from ITT Aerospace/Communications Division, WiMAX infrastructure from Nortel, and integration and deployment services from Nortel Government Solutions.

"We are confident that this strong partnership will produce a highly flexible and adaptable capability to meet the needs of the FAA and fulfill a wide range of government communications needs to more effectively reach the end user," said Lou Dollive, president and general manager, ITT Aerospace/Communications Division.

"Working with ITT will enable us to extend the benefits of Nortel's leading-edge WiMAX expertise to the FAA and, ultimately, to other areas of the U.S. Federal Government," said Chuck Saffell, chief executive officer, Nortel Government Solutions.

About ITT Corporation

ITT Corporation ( supplies advanced technology products and services in several growth markets. ITT is a global leader in the transport, treatment and control of water, wastewater and other fluids. The company plays a vital role in international security through its defense communications and electronics products; space surveillance and intelligence systems; and advanced engineering and related services. It also serves the growing leisure marine and electrical connectors markets with a wide range of products. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, the company generated US$7.8 billion in 2006 sales.

About Nortel Government Solutions

Nortel Government Solutions is a network-centric integrator, providing the services expertise, mission-critical systems and secure communications that empower government to ensure the security, livelihood, and well being of its citizens. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., Nortel Government Solutions offers a one-stop shop for solutions designed to improve workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, and streamline inter-agency communications. Please visit for more information.

About Nortel

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 For the latest Nortel news, visit

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