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August 26, 2009 09:02 ET

Nortel Extends #1 Leadership Position in Global Carrier VoIP According to Infonetics Research and Dell'Oro

Nortel CVAS Leads Carrier Softswitch Market with 30.2 Percent Global Share

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 26, 2009) - Nortel* (OTCBB:NRTLQ) Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) continues to receive recognition from leading analyst firms, Infonetics Research and Dell'Oro Group whose recently published reports rank Nortel as the global leader with the largest revenues in the carrier IP market for the second quarter of 2009.

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.

"Our Service Provider VoIP report found that Nortel extended its revenue market share lead in the worldwide carrier VoIP market during the second quarter of 2009," said Diane Myers, directing analyst, service provider VoIP and IMS for Infonetics Research. "Nortel leads the North America market with 56 percent revenue market share and also holds the number one position in Europe at 27 percent revenue market share for 2Q09."

In addition, the Dell'Oro Group's recent report, Carrier IP Telephony Report, 2Q09 , ranked Nortel CVAS number one in overall carrier VoIP global revenue. According to Dell'Oro, Nortel CVAS has retained this position since 2002, a seven and a half year stretch.

"The hard work, dedication and unparalleled expertise of our employees around the globe combined with the trust and loyalty from our customers continues to help Nortel's CVAS business maintain its lead in the carrier softswitch market," said Samih Elhage, president, CVAS, Nortel. "The Infonetics and Dell'Oro recognition is a testament to our deep carrier VoIP and telephony expertise and long-standing track record in transitioning TDM to VoIP services. There's no other vendor that is better able to help carriers transition their networks to IP so that they can deliver advanced communication services to subscribers."

Over the past few months, Nortel CVAS has announced significant solution and product enhancements to its Communication Server (CS) 2000, Adaptive Application Server and CS 1500 products designed to help carriers drive operational efficiencies, and increase revenue potential and subscriber satisfaction. Some of Nortel's more recent customers include LG Dacom, Telekom Austria, Ziggo, Telecom Liechtenstein AG, Kabel Baden-Wurttemberg, Hancock Telephone, ArkWest Communications, Venture Communications Cooperative and Dakota Central Telecommunications.

Nortel has shipped more than 115 million Carrier VoIP and Multimedia ports to more than 350 wireline and wireless carriers globally. Nortel CVAS has customer deployments in all continents with leading carriers and has been consistently ranked as the number one supplier in the carrier softswitch market since 2002. In addition, Nortel provides VoIP solutions to two thirds of IDC's worldwide listing of top 20 carriers (by revenue).

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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 For the latest Nortel news, visit

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