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June 08, 2009 09:00 ET

Nortel Leads Global Carrier Softswitch Market According to Dell'Oro Group and Infonetics Research

Nortel Dominates the North American Softswitch Market with 59 Percent Share and in EMEA with 29 Percent Share

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - Recently published reports from Dell'Oro Group and Infonetics Research continue to rank Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(OTCBB:NRTLQ) as the worldwide leader with the largest revenues in the carrier softswitch market for the first quarter of 2009.

Nortel's vision and execution in the carrier softswitch market continues to pay off. According to Dell'Oro Group, Nortel hasranked #1 worldwide based on softswitch revenue for the past seven years. In Dell'Oro Group's recently published Carrier IP Telephony report 1Q 2009, Nortel maintained its global leadership position for softswitches with 20.3 percent global market share.

According to Infonetics Research's recent report, Service Provider VoIP Equipment and Subscribers Q1 2009, Nortel maintained its worldwide revenue leadership position in softswitches and is the global leader in VoIP overall. Infonetics also found that Nortel continued its leading position based on revenue in the softswitch market in both North America and EMEA, with 59.1 percent in North America and 29 percent in EMEA.

"Infonetics Research found that Nortel has maintained its revenue market share lead in the worldwide softswitch market in the first quarter of 2009," said Diane Myers, directing analyst for service provider VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Research. "In North America, Nortel operates from a position of strength as the leading incumbent vendor with more than half of all softswitch sales."

"Nortel's track record and operational experience in delivering VoIP is unparalleled, as underscored by these two industry reports," said Samih Elhage, president, Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions, Nortel. "Nortel has grabbed nearly 60 percent of North American market share - that's roughly three times more than our closest competition. We continue to win important new customers globally, and we are investing in cutting edge innovation that will help our customers speed delivery of new revenue generating voice and multimedia applications to their subscribers."

Over the past few months, Nortel has secured several key customer wins in the Carrier VoIP space, including Telekom Austria, Kabel Baden-Württemberg, Hancock Telephone, ArkWest Communications, Venture Communications Cooperative and Dakota Central Telecommunications. In addition, Nortel has made a number of portfolio enhancements – including the Media Gateway (MG) 3600 and the Revenue Assurance Voice Configuration Audit Service.

Nortel has shipped more than 100 million carrier IP voice and multimedia ports to over 320 carriers globally. In addition, Nortel provides VoIP solutions to two thirds of IDC's worldwide listing of top 20 carriers (by revenue).

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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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