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April 25, 2007 09:01 ET

Nortel Government Solutions Set to Address Next-Generation U.S. Defense Network

First on DoD Approved Products List With JITC-Certified, Carrier-Grade IP Switches

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 25, 2007) - Nortel Government Solutions(1), a U.S. company wholly owned by Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT), has become the first supplier authorized to provide key switching components for the next generation of the network that provides global command and control for the entire U.S. military.

Nortel's Communication Server (CS) 2100 (Rel. SE08) and CS 1000 (Rel. 4.5) have been added to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Voice Network Approved Products List (APL). The CS 2100 is the only carrier-grade multifunction VoIP switching platform certified by the Joint Interoperability Testing Center (JITC) for use in the Defense Switched Network (DSN). The CS 1000 is an enterprise-grade VoIP switching platform also certified for use in the DSN for small end offices.

"This is a big deal for us," said Chuck Saffell, chief executive officer, Nortel Government Solutions. "It leverages the strength, reliability and security of Nortel's VoIP technology to put us in a strong leadership position when it comes to meeting stringent DoD requirements."

Nortel's CS 2100 is a cornerstone of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Multi Function Switch (MFS) project, which is intended to IP-enable the complete DSN core.

The CS 2100 and CS 1000 support mission-critical command and control, including Multi-Level Precedence and Preemption (MLPP), with full enterprise feature set access between TDM and IP phones. They are the 'on-ramps' to Assured Real-Time Services and NetCentric communications migration, including support for DoD Assured Service SIP, IPv6, QoS and enhanced security. This is expected to reduce operating costs, improve control and responsiveness, and enable new applications like integrated SIP voice, video and collaboration.

Both the CS 2100 and CS 1000 combine Nortel's comprehensive enterprise telephony, multimedia and unified communications capabilities with scalability, security and reliability to meet or exceed the most rigorous government and military requirements.

About Nortel Government Solutions

Nortel Government Solutions is a network-centric integrator, providing the services expertise, mission-critical systems and secure communications that empower government to ensure the security, livelihood, and well being of its citizens. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., Nortel Government Solutions offers a one-stop shop for solutions designed to improve workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, and streamline inter-agency communications. Please visit www.nortelgov.com for more information.

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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