May 12, 2008 10:49 ET

Media Alert/Event Advisory: Exploding Connectivity Changing the Face of Work

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - Nortel (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT) -

Attention: Business Editors, City Editors, Assignment Editors

Technology is causing us to move faster making communications and connectivity increasingly important in our daily lives. Hyperconnectivity is rapidly emerging and changing the face of the global workforce - it represents a sea of change that is impacting the way people work and play - and the lines between work and play aren't just blurring, they're disappearing.

Please join Nortel and IDC as they share findings of a global survey they conducted that measured employee perceptions of hyperconnectivity and how it's impacting their business and personal lives. Hear first hand from John Roese, chief technology officer, Nortel, and Vito Mabrucco, senior vice president of IDC's worldwide consulting practice and managing director for IDC Canada, about the new trends of hyperconnectivity and to what extent working adults are accepting and adopting communications devices and applications.

What: Findings of Global Workplace Study by IDC, sponsored by Nortel

When: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Lunch will be
served at 12:00 p.m.)

Where: Nortel Corporate Headquarters - 195 The West Mall, Etobicoke

Highlights of the event:

- Opening remarks: John Roese, CTO of Nortel, sets stage about industry's
move to hyperconnectivity and why Nortel commissioned the study

- Overview: Vito Mabrucco, senior vice president IDC, will highlight the
study's findings

- Closing remarks: John Roese outlines "What this means to CIOs" and
"What Nortel is doing to help businesses and customers"

- Telepresence demo for cameras and broadcast at 1:00 p.m.

For Ottawa-based Media:

Media located in Ottawa can take part in this event via telepresence from Nortel's Ottawa campus (3500 Carling Avenue) at 2 p.m.

John Roese and Vito Mabrucco will present the study findings and respond to questions over a high definition video and audio link.

Contact Karen Monaghan for more information about attending this event in Ottawa (tel. 613-763-1133, e-mail

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