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May 25, 2009 05:00 ET

Kabel BW Selects Nortel for High-Quality VoIP and Multimedia Network Upgrades

PacketCable Multimedia enables future bandwidth management for SIP Multimedia Services

FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwire - May 22, 2009) - Kabel Baden-Wurttemberg, one of the leading cable network operators in Germany, has selected Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(OTCBB:NRTLQ) to upgrade its cable network to support the latest VoIP and multimedia services. With the implementation of Nortel's CS 2000, IP Multimedia Softswitch and Camiant's(2) PacketCable Multimedia policy server Kabel BW can offer high quality multimedia offerings to approximately 3.5 million households in the Baden-Wurttemberg region.

The Nortel consumer voice and multimedia solution will enable Kabel BW to supplement traditional voice services with video telephony, interactive gaming and multimedia messaging applications that will give users new methods to communicate with colleagues and friends, even if they are using other networks.

"As one of the leading Triple Play operators in Germany, we are providing our customers with innovative services now and into the future," said Uwe Barmann, chief technology officer, Kabel BW. "Nortel's SIP solution enables us to introduce an extremely innovative technology and also to lay the foundation for more attractive multimedia applications in the future."

"More and more consumers are using multimedia applications," said Helmut Oehl, chief architect, EMEA, Nortel. "This means that network operators such as Kabel BW need an infrastructure that can support these bandwidth-intensive services. The consumer voice and multimedia solution that we offer in conjunction with partner Camiant, helps Kabel BW optimize its existing network so it can launch new multimedia services and build market share."

"The Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) which has replaced the NCS protocol at Kabel BW is the basis for voice and multimedia communication without time or location constraints," said Randy Fuller, vice president, Business Development, Camiant. "Forward-looking network operators such as Kabel BW are using this technology today so that they can proactively safeguard and grow their multimedia business in the future."

Kabel BW is one of the first cable network operators in the world to upgrade its network to conform to the SIP and Packet Cable Multimedia (PCMM) standard. PCMM replaces the previous Network Call Signalling (NCS) protocol in cable networks, and makes high-quality bandwidth management for multimedia services possible.

Packet Cable Multimedia (PCMM) is a standard which is based on Internet Protocol (IP) technology and facilitates numerous multimedia services such as IP telephony, multimedia conferences and interactive gaming. The PCMM standard is implemented on Nortel's Communication Server (CS) 2000, a carrier grade, VoIP Softswitch that is used by MSOs around the world. Nortel's CS 2000 was the first call server to support the PacketCable Multimedia standard.

Nortel and longstanding partner Camiant have achieved a substantial technological lead by developing this PCMM solution using Nortel's Communication Server 2000 in combination with Camiant's Policy Management Server.

Combined with the Adaptive Application Engine SIP software, the Nortel CS 2000 enables very simple and innovative services allowing consumers to easily add phone lines in the house or enhance their phone line with multimedia applications such as video telephony, multi-party conferencing, collaboration and media sharing features. Services offered include secure federated instant messaging, instant file transfer, web push, co-browsing, buddy lists with presence and whiteboarding. The solution also includes Nortel's Personal Agent: A web based self-service line management application that allows users to manage features like do-not-disturb, find me & follow me (set of rules that define how and in which device a call will reach the subscriber depending on caller ID, time of day, day of week, presence status, etc.), click-to-call web services and much more.

According to Dell'Oro Group, Nortel is the worldwide leader in carrier VoIP and has maintained that position since 2002. Nortel has shipped more than 110 million carrier IP voice and multimedia ports to over 340 carriers globally. Nortel provides VoIP solutions to two thirds of IDC's worldwide listing of top 20 carriers (by revenue).

About Kabel BW:

Kabel BW is Baden-Wurttemberg's fast-growing, innovative provider for fast Internet, telephone and TV (Triple Play). Kabel BW currently has over 2.3 million customers and is one of the largest cable operators in Europe, with every second household in Baden-Wurttemberg using their products. Kabel BW offers attractive packages with an excellent price/performance ratio and the highest Internet bandwidths (up to 32 Mbit/s) as well as telephone flat rates. Thanks to the large-scale modernization of networks, 99% of the 3.5 million cable households in Baden-Wurttemberg are now able to use the "CleverKabel" products. More than 4 Gbit/s (4000 Mbit/s) are available to each household for Internet, telephone and TV in the modernized cable network. Kabel BW customers currently have both analog and digital reception of up to 400 TV programs (including HDTV) as well as 150 radio channels.

About Camiant

Camiant's(2) policy control solution, compliant with 3GPP(2)'s(2) Release 8 Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) and CableLabs(R) PacketCable(TM) Multimedia specifications, empowers broadband service providers to dynamically manage their networks, ensuring efficient and high quality delivery of broadband data services, IP based communication services and rich media content. Network operators worldwide leverage Camiant's policy expertise to deliver high value applications and services while containing capital and operational costs associated with the growing demands of a broadband infrastructure.

Camiant's market-leading Multimedia Policy Engine is the policy control solution of choice for over 20 fixed and mobile broadband operators worldwide including Comcast, Cox Communications, Kabel Baden-Wuerttemberg, Sprint, and Vodafone Hungary. For more information, visit http://www.camiant.com.(2)

About Nortel (in Administration)

Nortel was placed into Administration on 14 January 2009 and it continues to trade on a business-as-usual basis while it reviews its options to recover or restructure. Nortel has announced it is confident that the products and services it supplies will continue to be supported without impacting customers for the foreseeable future. Ernst & Young are the joint administrators for 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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