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September 17, 2007 11:00 ET

Administrative Office of U.S. Courts Selects Nortel Government Solutions

Agreement Includes Support for Messaging, Collaboration Services

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - Nortel (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT) -

Nortel Government Solutions(1) will provide the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) with support and training for messaging and collaboration services under a new agreement announced today.

This base year agreement with three optional periods includes help desk, technical support, training, documentation, research, planning, design and quality assurance services for IBM(1) Lotus Notes(1) and IBM(1) Domino(1) messaging and collaboration and BlackBerry(1) wireless e-mail devices and servers in Washington and San Antonio, Texas.

The AO is the administrative support agency for the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Federal Government, providing administrative, financial, program and IT services to federal courts.

"The services and support we provide to the AO help to promote the secure and efficient information flow critical to an effective judicial system," said Chuck Saffell, chief executive officer, Nortel Government Solutions.

Nortel Government Solutions, a U.S. company wholly owned by Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT), has provided IT support services to the AO since 1993. This includes support for implementation of a case management and electronic case filing system that provides secure electronic filing over the Internet for Federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts.

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 www.nortelgov.com 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 www.nortel.com. For the latest Nortel news, visit www.nortel.com/news.

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(1)Nortel, the Nortel logo and the Globemark are trademarks of Nortel Networks. Nortel Government Solutions and the Nortel Government Solutions logo are trademarks of Nortel Government Solutions Incorporated. IBM, Lotus Notes and Domino are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. BlackBerry is a trademark of Research In Motion Limited.

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