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February 16, 2009 03:00 ET

Nortel Connects Mobile World Congress to T-Mobile Headquarters Over LTE

World's First International LTE Mobile Video Call Delivered with Technology from Nortel and LG Electronics

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2009) - Visitors to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain will be able to see, talk to and play games with LTE users in Bonn, Germany over the world's first international end-to-end LTE connection. Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(OTCBB:NRTLQ) LTE infrastructure technology and LTE devices from LG Electronics(2) will be used to stream live video between the T-Mobile(2) booth at Mobile World Congress(2) and the company's headquarters in Bonn, Germany.

LTE is a next generation wireless technology that delivers seamless mobile broadband connectivity making applications like streaming HD Video, interactive gaming, and video conferencing as accessible on mobile devices as they are at home or the office. Using technology from Nortel and LG Electronics, T-Mobile has set up an LTE trial network (video, whitepaper) in Bonn that tests the potential ability of LTE to deliver this mobile broadband lifestyle under real world conditions. Visitors to T-Mobile's booth at Mobile World Congress will be able to view live streaming video originating from a vehicle as it travels around Bonn carrying an LTE mobile device.

For the past three months visitors to T-Mobile's headquarters in Bonn have been able to look beyond the data speeds and capacity to experience what the technology could bring to real life communications T-Mobile is now bringing this experience to Barcelona allowing visitors to their booth to interact with users in Bonn over a mobile video connection and through popular applications like multi-player gaming and social networking. This is how future subscribers will use the Next Generation Mobile Networks to interact with colleagues, family and friends while on the go.

"Nortel technology is at the heart of many of today's most important wireless innovations, and we continue to invest in order to help our customers deliver the mobile broadband experience of the future," said Richard Lowe, president of Carrier Networks, Nortel. "As the trend towards Hyperconnectivity continues, operators must prepare to meet rising demand for a mobile Internet experience that supports bandwidth intensive applications, like video, with the same quality and reliability as fixed networks. T-Mobile's showcase and our demonstrations at Mobile World Congress verify the capability of Nortel's LTE technology to meet this demand in real world conditions."

In addition to connecting T-Mobile's booth at Mobile World Congress with the headquarters in Bonn, Nortel's LTE technology will also power LTE demonstrations in LG Electronics' booth and in Nortel's booth, both in hall 8 at the Fira. These demonstrations will show the quality and reliability of live video streamed over LTE with applications for video surveillance and video conferencing. These networks operate in the 2.6 GHz spectrum frequency.

Each of these demonstrations will make use of the world's first LTE handset (user equipment) modem chip(2) developed by LG Electronics. The chip is integrated into a small data card that attaches to any USB port.

"LG Electronics has developed breakthrough technology that brings us a major step closer to putting LTE in the hands of consumers," said Dr. Jinsung Choi, vice president and head of LG Electronics' Mobile Communication Technology Research Lab. "People are increasingly using their mobile phones to create, send and watch video, download music, and browse the Internet. LG Electronics' LTE handset modem chip is a key component for creating LTE devices like the USB dongles being demonstrated at Mobile World Congress. Such devices will allow people to take advantage of the network speeds offered by LTE to do these things anytime, anywhere."

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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