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October 21, 2009 09:01 ET

Nortel CVAS Sets the Stage for Next Generation Media Gateway at Supercomm 2009

New SIP-based Session Aware Media Gateway Equips Service Providers to Deliver High Quality Voice and Advanced IP Multimedia Securely to Subscribers

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2009) - Supercomm 2009 show attendees will get a preview of the latest Nortel(1) (OTCBB:NRTLQ) Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) innovations that tackle challenges service providers face as they expand their existing VoIP networks with SIP access from SMB and residential clients and extend to SIP peering across any IP access type - including wireline, broadband, wireless and cable networks.

Introduced at the Supercomm tradeshow this week, Nortel's new Border Control Media Gateway 1000 (BCMG 1000) is an IP-to-IP session aware media gateway that leverages Nortel's industry-leading IPR and patents to increase service provider competitive advantage by improving voice quality and security. The Nortel Transit and Multimedia Interconnect solution equips service providers with advanced IP media inter-working, encryption and IP voice enhancements, which improve the subscriber experience and allow users to communicate with anyone over IP, regardless of the other user's device or media type.

"As VoIP and multimedia solutions and applications have become more widely deployed, service providers need help addressing IP media impairments that have become more prevalent in their multi-access networks," said Jeremy Duke, Founder and Principal Analyst, Synergy Research. "This creates an emerging market for session aware media gateways like Nortel's BCMG 1000, which helps service providers to deliver communications across multiple IP networks and improve network quality, security and reliability."

"Nortel CVAS is investing in innovative carrier offerings, like the BCMG 1000, that help service providers boost subscriber loyalty by providing high quality IP communications and security to end users," said Samih Elhage, president, CVAS, Nortel. "Nortel's BCMG is a key element of the company's Transit and Multimedia Interconnect solution and is designed to reduce service providers' operational expenses by eliminating the need to upgrade or replace older legacy CPE because the solution enables the connectivity to support evolving network services. This new product embodies over a decade of Nortel packet media gateway experience and IPR to set the stage for the next generation of session aware media gateways."

Nortel's BCMG 1000 IP-to-IP media gateway and SIP border control Interconnect solution provides end-to-end SIP interoperability between legacy, NGN and IMS terminals, traffic policing and marking, and delivers more secure connections. The BCMG 1000 enhances the company's Transit and Multimedia Interconnect solution and supports service providers' ability to:

- Tackle challenges with multi-access IP network convergence by using powerful transcoding and media adaption techniques to allow subscribers to communicate with anyone over IP, regardless of the other user's device or media type.

- Improve quality of voice by eliminating echoes, background noise, and other impairments.

- Provide security measures to block hackers and other malicious use, such as denial of service attacks, spoofing, service theft, fraud, and eaves dropping.

- Enable more deployment flexibility because it is a Linux-based hardware independent solution and, it can interoperate with any standards-compliant Call Server, Softswitch, SIP application server and/or network media node.

- Reduce operational expenses by: eliminating the need to upgrade or replace older legacy CPE because the solution enables the connectivity to support evolving network; and managing an IP-IP media gateway and a session border controller simultaneously while cost effectively support both functions in one.

Nortel's BCMG 1000 is currently available for customer trials and is expected to be generally available in the second half of 2010. The solution is featured alongside a number of other carrier VoIP solutions in Nortel's Supercomm booth (#2120) in Chicago this week. For more information on Nortel at Supercomm, visit www.nortel.com/events.

Nortel has shipped more than 115 million Carrier VoIP and Multimedia ports to more than 350 wireline and wireless carriers globally. According to Infonetics Research's recent report, Service Provider VoIP Equipment and Subscribers Market Share, Size, and Forecasts - 2Q09, Nortel kept its global leadership position for carrier softswitches with 30.2 percent market share. Furthermore, according to Infonetics, during the second quarter of 2009, Nortel kept its position as the dominant softswitch supplier in both North America and EMEA. According to Dell'Oro, 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 two thirds of IDC's worldwide listing of top 20 carriers (by revenue).

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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