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April 19, 2010 09:00 ET

Nortel CVAS Receives Unified Communications® Magazine's 2009 Product of the Year Award

Adaptive Unified Communications Solution Recognized for Exceptional Innovation

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 19, 2010) - Building on its success to tap into the growing demand of Unified Communications, Nortel* (OTCBB:NRTLQ) Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®) has named Nortel CVAS' Adaptive Unified Communications (UC) solution as a recipient of its 2009 Unified Communications magazine Product of the Year Award.

Nortel CVAS' Adaptive UC solution includes integrated voice, personalized audio/video conferencing bridges, web based portals and web collaboration, and is offered in multiple environments including Microsoft OCS, Lotus Sametime and standalone UC configurations. The solution provides enterprises with a graceful migration to UC through support of a mix of legacy TDM, traditional VoIP and mobile endpoints. The Adaptive UC offer is delivered as an end-to-end validated Hosted UC solution, powered by Nortel CVAS' industry-leading CS 2000 softswitch and Adaptive Application Server SIP software engine.

"Receiving this award is an honor for Nortel CVAS and it builds on our recent momentum in delivering carrier-hosted capabilities that improve enterprise productivity and service provider competitive advantage," said Samih Elhage, president, CVAS, Nortel. "As UC continues to gain momentum in the market, many enterprises are looking for ways to enjoy the benefits of UC without having to completely replace their existing equipment or invest a great amount of time and resources to install and manage the equipment. Nortel CVAS' Adaptive UC solution meets these needs and also lets a business deploy UC in a phased approach."

Nortel CVAS' Adaptive UC solution uses a Nortel patented AIN feature to bridge legacy TDM fixed networks with UC capabilities hosted from a SIP Application Server. This allows an enterprise to reap the benefits of UC and leverage their existing TDM phones in the office with the added flexibility of using a UC-enabled soft client to support teleworking. This helps eliminate costs and provides greater business productivity and continuity.

Nortel CVAS' Adaptive UC solution is deployed by a number of service providers across the globe as a managed service for both enterprise and SMB customers. For example, Telefonica is leveraging the solution to deliver UC using a traditional mobile handset or a PBX line in conjunction with a UC softclient. Bell Aliant is using the solution to upsell UC capabilities to their existing Centrex TDM customers.

"It is an honor to grant Nortel CVAS with a 2009 Product of the Year Award for their Adaptive UC solution. Nortel CVAS has proven their dedication to quality and excellence while supporting the needs in the marketplace," stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "We look forward to seeing continued advancement in technology solutions from Nortel CVAS in the future."

Key features of Nortel CVAS' Adaptive UC solution include:

  • Versatility: ability to overlay UC capabilities over legacy fixed TDM and mobile endpoints and traditional VoIP terminals simultaneously.
  • Simplicity: providing a consistent UC user experience irrespective of the voice terminal technology.
  • UC Flexibility: ability to deliver UC capabilities on a standalone basis or as part of a Microsoft OCS or Lotus environment.
  • Scalability: proven ability to scale into hundreds of thousands of UC-enabled lines.
  • Security: centralized highly secure data centre (or center) model based on a geographically redundant architecture.

Nortel CVAS also announced today that the company continues its reign as the #1 global Carrier VoIP and Softswitch market leader with the largest revenues in the carrier VoIP market for the fourth quarter of 2009, according to both Infonetics Research and Dell'Oro Group. In addition, Nortel CVAS grew share in every sector of the VoIP market in 2009, according to Infonetics Research. Nortel CVAS also grew 3 percentage points its global Voice Application Server revenue share and has shipped over 11 million lines of its Adaptive Application Engine SIP software, which makes the server a leader in the Voice Application Server market.

Today's announcement builds on Nortel CVAS' third party industry recognition. Earlier this year, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine named Nortel CVAS' Hosted IP communications solution as a recipient of its 2009 Product of the Year Award. In December of 2009, Nortel CVAS was named VoIP Network Vendor of the Year in the Telecom Asia Readers' Choice Awards.

A complete list of Product of the Year Award winners will be published in the March/April 2010 issue of Unified Communications magazine, www.uc-mag.com.

About Nortel CVAS

Nortel CVAS is the recognized leader in the Carrier VoIP space, having shipped more than 121 million Carrier VoIP and Multimedia ports, including over 11 million SIP lines to leading wireline and wireless carriers globally. Nortel has consistently been ranked as the #1 Global Carrier VoIP and Softswitch leader since 2002. Nortel CVAS has customer deployments in all continents with leading carriers and provides VoIP solutions to 80% of IDC's worldwide listing of top 20 carriers (by revenue). For more information on Nortel CVAS see www.nortel.com/ippoweredlife. For the latest Nortel news, visit www.nortel.com/news.

About Unified Communications magazine

Launched in July 2007, Unified Communications magazine is devoted to educating enterprise decision makers on why and how they need to deploy unified communications (UC) solutions. Every issue of Unified Communications magazine features a comprehensive news section; case studies of successful deployments and lessons learned; interviews with leading hardware and software companies; and an 'industry' section, featuring analysis of important mergers and acquisition, partnerships and a Wall Street perspective on the unified communications market. Unified Communications has a readership of 100,000. For more information, please visit www.uc-mag.com.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,500 in Quantcast's Top U.S. sites, placing TMCnet in the nation's top .03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO (ITEXPO); 4GWE Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners).

TMC also serves technology professionals with industry-specific Web sites: IT.TMCnet.com, 4G-wirelessevolution.TMCnet.com, M2M Evolution.com, Smart-Grid.TMCnet.com, Smart Products Ecosystem, Robotics.TMCnet.com, Cable.TMCnet.com, Satellite.TMCnet.com, Green.TMCnet.com, Healthcare.TMCnet.com, and Education.TMCnet.com.

For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

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