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April 02, 2009 06:01 ET

TSTT Selects Nortel as Communications Provider for Fifth Summit of the Americas

Diversity and Needs of Thousands of Event Participants Require Dynamic, Reliable, Secure Network Solution

SUNRISE, FLORIDA--(Marketwire - April 2, 2009) - Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT), the country's leading telecommunications operator has chosen Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(OTCBB:NRTLQ) as one of the key solutions and communication services suppliers for this year's Summit of the Americas(2) (SOA), taking place in the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago from April 17 to 19.

Nortel is providing a comprehensive voice, data, wireless, and wireline network solution for the Summit. During the selection process, Nortel demonstrated its ability to provide a highly cost-effective solution, and at the same time, deliver the highest resiliency possible in the market today - for both the VoIP and Converged Data Networks - in comparison to its main competitors.

"Nortel considers this opportunity a milestone for our work with TSTT. We are proud of the supporting role we are playing to serve the needs of the Secretariat as well as the Summit," said Onil J. Ledo, sales manager, Nortel. "In this highly competitive market, Nortel was able to overcome its main competitors based on price per port, performance, ROI, power savings and energy efficiency, along with the flexibility of adding users to the network. We believe Nortel's close partnership with TSTT was a key differentiator to The SOA Secretariat."

"The Fifth Summit of the Americas is the largest international event to date to be staged on our shores. Due to the diversity and needs of the thousands of event participants, it was necessary that TSTT provide a dynamic, reliable and secure world class network solution," said Darryl Duke, head enterprise operations, TSTT. "We had confidence that Nortel's track record for service delivery and technical expertise would be invaluable to meeting the complex and sophisticated requirements for a successful Summit experience."

This major event will see leaders and presidents from all countries of The Americas meeting to discuss important issues. A critical part in sharing the outcome of the talks with the rest of the world will be enabled by the complete converged network provided by TSTT. The system comprises Nortel's Flagship VoIP CS 1000 platform along with CallPilot voice mail technology, Ethernet Routing products including Nortel's ERS5500, ERS 4500, WLAN 2300, SR 4134 and Nortel's Wireless Mesh. The ERS 5500 switches are at the core of the network, and the ERS 4500 switches will support the users at each floor or locations in the building(s). The CS 1000 platform will enable IP telephony for 1000 users. The wireless network will provide voice and data mobility to all attendees of the event across all locations, including inside and outside meeting areas.

TSTT and Nortel have already delivered a number of major accomplishments for the SOA. "We were able to meet all key timelines from an implementation and installation perspective. The solution proposed has provided all services as promised and beyond. The flexibility of providing wireless voice and data connection, as well as fixed access to the network has proven to be a huge success," said Ledo.

About TSTT

Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited is jointly owned by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago (51%) and Cable & Wireless (49%). The company provides a complete suite of communications services throughout the twin-island state including fixed line and mobile communications, broadband Internet access, lease lines and data services. TSTT is the only communications solutions provider in the country deploying both wireless and wired next generation networks with voice, data and multimedia capabilities making it one of the most advanced solutions providers in country. The company's customers include key industry leaders in the finance, energy, government and tourism sectors. For more on the company's products and services visit

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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