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March 25, 2009 06:01 ET

The Cable Show 2009: Nortel Showcases Optical Technology, Voice and Multimedia Applications for Consumer and Business

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2009) - Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(OTCBB:NRTLQ) invites attendees of The Cable Show 2009(2) (April 1-3, 2009 in Washington) to visit with our executives and other experts to discuss how 40G/100G optical solutions as well as business and consumer voice and multimedia applications can advance the delivery of information, entertainment and communications, while creating new business opportunities for the cable industry.

As the worldwide leader in carrier VoIP and an expert in next-generation optical technologies, Nortel is in a unique position to provide cable and multi-service operators (MSOs) network solutions that can reduce operational costs, support quadruple the network traffic and help drive new revenues through innovative service offerings.

At The Cable Show, Nortel experts in carrier VoIP and applications and optical network technology will be available to show how:

- 40G/100G solutions help maximize network capacity while lowering operational costs

- Nortel's WDM-PON based Ethernet Access Solution delivers high performance business and residential services to the first mile

- Business voice and multimedia solutions keep busy professionals connected while on-the-go

- Consumer voice and multimedia applications blend communications and TV entertainment to attract and retain customers and increase revenues

Optical and WDM-PON Solution Presentations

Nortel's 40G/100G Adaptive Optical Engine is a plug, play and evolve technology that is deployable over any fiber, allowing operators to reduce engineering, eliminate equipment and upgrade quickly and cost-effectively from 10G to 40G - and ultimately, all the way to 100G. The demonstration will also showcase Nortel's WDM-PON based Ethernet Access solution that eliminates bottlenecks and enables the delivery of triple play and high performance business and residential applications such as video streaming and VoIP.

Business Voice and Multimedia Demonstrations

Nortel's business voice and multimedia solutions, including Nortel's IP Powered Business solution, demonstrate how small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprises can stay connected while on-the-go with applications that increase productivity. The demonstration will highlight Nortel Mobile Extension, a fixed mobile convergence (FMC) application that allows business subscribers to turn their mobile phone into a business extension that uses a single number, single voicemail and call grab capabilities for both their desk phone and mobile phones.

Consumer Voice and Multimedia Presentations

Nortel will demonstrate several consumer voice and multimedia solutions that deliver advanced communication services for easy call management, service personalization and a variety of innovative multimedia applications. Nortel's IP Powered Home for TV including the Communications Module (CM) 9520 allows consumers to control voice communication as well as text and picture messaging from their TV using their remote control. Through the same solution, advanced multimedia and communications services can be enabled on top of Blu-Ray devices.

Nortel Booth Location: Washington Convention Center at Booth #3537 on Main Aisle in Hall A.

Media Contacts

- To set up interviews with Nortel executives: Ryan Hill, 613-765-7801, ryanhi1@nortel.com

Follow Nortel news from The Cable Show at www.nortel.com/news.

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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