August 29, 2007 09:00 ET

Nortel Government Solutions, TANDBERG Federal Offer Collaboration Solutions

Federal Agencies to Gain Effectiveness of Face-to-Face Communications via Video

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 29, 2007) - Nortel Government Solutions(1), a U.S. company wholly owned by Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT), and TANDBERG(1) Federal have agreed to provide joint voice, video and data collaboration solutions designed to help U.S. Federal Government agencies be more efficient, responsive and cost-effective.

Available immediately, these solutions combine TANDBERG business-quality video with multimedia communications from Nortel(1) and systems integration expertise from Nortel Government Solutions to enable more frequent and more effective face-to-face communications regardless of location. This can help empower Federal agencies to make critical local and global decisions in real time and at significantly reduced cost.

Joint collaboration solutions from Nortel Government Solutions and TANDBERG Federal will include presence awareness, instant messaging and Web conferencing as well as video, and will interoperate with standards-based solutions from other vendors.

"These tightly-integrated offerings will be staged and thoroughly tested for interoperability prior to installation and service," said Chuck Saffell, chief executive officer, Nortel Government Solutions. "This will give Federal agencies the peace of mind that comes with complete, proven solutions available from a single source."

"TANDBERG video conferencing technology is a natural add-on to Nortel Government Solutions' communications strategy and infrastructure offerings, creating a combined solution that provides Federal agencies with a single platform for audio, video and Web-based communications," said Joel Brunson, president, TANDBERG Federal. "Together we can bring the power of natural communication to Federal agencies, enabling them to communicate face-to-face anytime, anywhere."


TANDBERG is a leading global provider of visual communication products and services with dual headquarters in New York and Norway. TANDBERG designs, develops, and markets systems and software for video, voice, and data. The company provides sales, support, and value-added services in more than 90 countries worldwide. Please visit for more information.

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 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 For the latest Nortel news, visit

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