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September 27, 2005 09:00 ET

Nortel Delivers Campus Mobile Worker Solution Powered by Wireless Mesh, WLAN Technologies; Customers Benefit from Secure, Uninterrupted Access and Ability to Collaborate in Real Time

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Sep 27, 2005) -

Nortel (NYSE:NT)(TSX:NT) today announced two customer agreements and Wireless Mesh product enhancements designed to provide an innovative Campus Mobile Worker solution.

Nortel's Campus Mobile Worker solution, which includes wireless mesh and WLAN technologies, gives on-the-go users continuous access to critical personnel and information from both indoor and outdoor locations, which helps to lower operational expenses, increase worker productivity, and improve customer satisfaction through faster response times. The solution also supports SIP-based multimedia and collaborative applications such as video conferencing, instant messaging and file sharing.

Nortel's Wireless Mesh Network solution uses wireless links to connect access points installed inside or outside to provide secure, seamless access to wireless broadband services. It allows enterprises such as universities to install WLANs in areas where it is difficult or cost-prohibitive to run cables.

Ferris State University, one of the top technical and professional colleges in the United States, recently deployed Nortel's Wireless Mesh Network solution to provide a mobile 'hot zone' for more than 12,000 students.

"It is critical that our students have continuous access to the tools and resources they need to be successful - not only in their residence halls or classrooms, but wherever they may be on campus," said John Urbanick, chief technology officer, Ferris State University. "Students today expect access to the latest networking technology for their studies without the constraints of having to work only in a traditional educational environment at a desk."

The City of Greeneville, N.C. recently purchased Nortel's WLAN 2300, which supports indoor Wi-Fi data, voice and multimedia services. The City of Greeneville will use Nortel's technology to provide its staff with secure mobile access to the city's database and the ability to respond to constituent and community needs from any location within the municipality.

Nortel's WLAN 2300 series is designed to support delivery of high-quality voice, data and multimedia applications. Its scalability allows the mobility solution to grow as customers grow, expanding to encompass new users and applications while protecting the initial investment.

"Responsive government is Greeneville's top priority, and the ability to stay in touch is a critical factor in ensuring we meet the needs of our community," said Rex Wilder, director of information technology, City of Greeneville. "Mobility in communications helps ensure staff can respond quickly to constituents, even when they are out of the office, and allows us to maximize taxpayer dollars by ensuring employees are as productive as possible, regardless of location."

"True mobility has become a valuable asset in today's information society as people increasingly expect their desktop capabilities to be available to them wherever they roam," said Malcolm Collins, president, Enterprise Networks, Nortel. "Nortel's Campus Mobile Worker solution helps to replicate the office environment and increase productivity by allowing users to interact with their key contacts in real time and access their corporate networks from any location."

"Nortel has designed a complete Campus Mobile Worker solution, drawing on our extensive expertise and experience in SIP-based communications and all mobile broadband technologies - Wi-Fi, wireless mesh, cellular 3G, WiMAX and wireline," Collins said.

Nortel's Wireless Mesh product enhancements featured in its Campus Mobile Worker solution include:

-- Nortel's Wireless Access Point (AP) 7215 for cost-effectively expanding wireless broadband networks to indoor environments.

-- The new Wireless Bridge 7230 designed to eliminate the challenges of establishing wireless network connections into the customer or service provider's wired network.

-- New software enhancements product portfolio designed to provide increased network performance and reductions in system delay essential to supporting high-performance applications such as voice or multimedia communications.

In addition to Wireless Mesh and the WLAN 2300, Nortel's Campus Mobile Worker solution includes Voice over WLAN and Unified Messaging solutions and Nortel's Multimedia Communication Server (MCS) 5100. More information about Nortel's mobility solutions can be found at www.nortel.com/solutions/mobility/ent.

Hundreds of millions of people around the world rely on Nortel for wireless communications for both business and personal use. The City of Taipei chose Nortel to build the world's largest wireless mesh network, setting a new historical benchmark in public wireless coverage. Nortel was the industry's first supplier with wireless networks operating in all advanced radio technologies and is the only end-to end provider of all next generation wireless solutions.

About Nortel

Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that enhance the human experience, ignite and power global commerce, and secure and protect the world's most critical information. Serving both service provider and enterprise customers, Nortel delivers innovative technology solutions encompassing end-to-end broadband, Voice over IP, multimedia services and applications, and wireless broadband designed to help people solve the world's greatest challenges. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at www.nortel.com. For the latest Nortel news, visit www.nortel.com/news.

Certain information included in this press release is forward-looking and is subject to important risks and uncertainties. The results or events predicted in these statements may differ materially from actual results or events.

Factors which could cause results or events to differ from current expectations include, among other things: the outcome of regulatory and criminal investigations and civil litigation actions related to Nortel's restatements and the impact any resulting legal judgments, settlements, penalties and expenses could have on Nortel's results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and any related potential dilution of Nortel's common shares; the findings of Nortel's independent review and implementation of recommended remedial measures; the outcome of the independent review with respect to revenues for specific identified transactions, which review will have a particular emphasis on the underlying conduct that led to the initial recognition of these revenues; the restatement or revisions of Nortel's previously announced or filed financial results and resulting negative publicity; the existence of material weaknesses in Nortel's internal control over financial reporting and the conclusion of Nortel's management and independent auditor that Nortel's internal control over financial reporting is ineffective, which could continue to impact Nortel's ability to report its results of operations and financial condition accurately and in a timely manner; the impact of Nortel's and NNL's failure to timely file their financial statements and related periodic reports, including Nortel's inability to access its shelf registration statement filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); ongoing SEC reviews, which may result in changes to Nortel's and NNL's public filings; the impact of management changes, including the termination for cause of Nortel's former CEO, CFO and Controller in April 2004; the sufficiency of Nortel's restructuring activities, including the work plan announced on August 19, 2004 as updated on September 30, 2004 and December 14, 2004, including the potential for higher actual costs to be incurred in connection with restructuring actions compared to the estimated costs of such actions;

cautious or reduced spending by Nortel's customers; increased consolidation among Nortel's customers and the loss of customers in certain markets; fluctuations in Nortel's operating results and general industry, economic and market conditions and growth rates; fluctuations in Nortel's cash flow, level of outstanding debt and current debt ratings; Nortel's monitoring of the capital markets for opportunities to improve its capital structure and financial flexibility; Nortel's ability to recruit and retain qualified employees; the use of cash collateral to support Nortel's normal course business activities; the dependence on Nortel's subsidiaries for funding; the impact of Nortel's defined benefit plans and deferred tax assets on results of operations and Nortel's cash flow; the adverse resolution of class actions, litigation in the ordinary course of business, intellectual property disputes and similar matters; Nortel's dependence on new product development and its ability to predict market demand for particular products; Nortel's ability to integrate the operations and technologies of acquired businesses in an effective manner; the impact of rapid technological and market change; the impact of price and product competition; barriers to international growth and global economic conditions, particularly in emerging markets and including interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations; the impact of rationalization and consolidation in the telecommunications industry; changes in regulation of the Internet; the impact of the credit risks of Nortel's customers and the impact of customer financing and commitments; stock market volatility generally and as a result of acceleration of the settlement date of Nortel's forward purchase contracts; negative developments associated with Nortel's supply contracts and contract manufacturing agreements, including as a result of using a sole supplier for a key component of certain optical networks solutions; the impact of Nortel's supply and outsourcing contracts that contain delivery and installation provisions, which, if not met, could result in the payment of substantial penalties or liquidated damages; any undetected product defects, errors or failures; and the future success of Nortel's strategic alliances.

For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed by Nortel with the SEC. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Nortel disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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