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September 01, 2009 20:00 ET

Nortel Achieves 12000km 40G Milestone on Submarine Cable

Solution Successfully Demonstrates Delivery of Higher Bandwidth For High-Speed Services And Applications

MUMBAI, INDIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 1, 2009) - Nortel* (OTCBB:NRTLQ) has successfully trialed ground-breaking 40G optical technology across an ultra long distance submarine cable to prove that available bandwidth can be increased by over two times on Reliance Globalcom's Atlantic cable FA1.

The recently completed trial takes the technology into previously uncharted waters. The demanding trial was conducted over a 6000km submarine segment between the United Kingdom and the United States of America. During the trials Nortel equipment was simply added to both ends of the third-party submarine cable, with Nortel able to demonstrate the ability to provide over two times the bandwidth capacity without the need to replace or upgrade the submarine cable or undersea repeaters. In addition, the FA-1 cable was looped back to create a continuous 12000km segment. Nortel demonstrated performance consistent with the ability to deploy significant capacity over the 12000km cable. This result is believed to be the longest 40G result yet achieved.
 
"Nortel's 40G technology provides the region's major broadband providers like Reliance Globalcom the means to supply their customers with the network scalability they need well into the future," says Hitesh Lokhandwala, managing director, Nortel India. "Put simply, this means a better service for both domestic and commercial users, and it enables the creation of additional revenue streams for providers by fast tracking their ability to sell additional bandwidth. With this milestone, Nortel reinforces its position as a lead contender in the resurgent submarine terminal market."

About Reliance Globalcom

Reliance Globalcom, a division of Reliance Communications, spearheads the Global Telecom operations of India's largest Integrated Telecom Service Provider. Reliance Globalcom brings together the synergies of Reliance Communications Global Business encompassing Enterprise Services, Capacity Sales, Managed Services and a highly successful bouquet of Retail products & services comprising of Global Voice, Internet Solutions and Value Added Services. The company serves over 2100 enterprises, 200 carriers and 2 million retail customers in 163 countries across 6 continents.
 
Reliance Globalcom owns the world's largest private undersea cable system spanning 65,000kms seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications over 180,000 kms of domestic optic fiber and provides a robust Global Service Delivery Platform connecting 40 key business markets in India, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the U.S. With its recent acquisition of eWave World, a pioneer in the global Wimax space, Reliance Globalcom has the capability to launch 4G services in over 50 countries. It has also acquired Vanco Group, enabling the company to provide managed services to over 230 countries across the globe. For further information, please visit www.relianceglobalcom.com**

About Reliance Communications

Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932-2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group currently has a net worth in excess of Rs. 63,000 crore (US$ 14 billion), cash flows of Rs.12,000 crore (US$ 3 billion), net profit of Rs. 8,000 crore (US$ 2 bil lion) and zero net debt.

Reliance Communications is India's foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The Company, with a customer base of over 80 million including over 2 million individual overseas retail customers, ranks among the Top 10 Telecom companies in the world by number of customers in a single country. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes 2,100 Indian and multinational corporations, and over 800 global, regional and domestic carriers.

Reliance Communications has established a pan-India, next generation, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network that is capable of supporting best –of-class services spanning the entire communications value chain, covering over 20,000 towns and 500,000 villages. Reliance Communications owns and operates the world's largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over 175,000 kilometres of fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.

About Nortel

Nortel delivers 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. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at www.nortel.com. For the latest Nortel news, visit www.nortel.com/news.

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