China Telecom Picks Nortel

China Telecom selects optical and data solutions from Nortel to expand its networks across Southern and Eastern China

September 28, 2004

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BEIJING -- China Telecom, one of the country's largest fixed-line carriers, has selected optical and data solutions from Nortel Networks (NYSE:NT)(TSX:NT) to expand its networks across Southern and Eastern China. The additional network capacity will provide a flexible and reliable platform for China Telecom to drive new revenue opportunities by offering advanced IP (Internet Protocol) data services.

China Telecom will deploy Nortel Networks Optical Long Haul 1600 Optical Line Systems to expand its optical backbone networks in the cities of Wuhan, Guangzhou, Changsha, Fuzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Hefei, Chongqing, and Chengdu. The expansion, scheduled for completion by the end of 2004, will boost transmission capacity to approximately 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) x 30 wavelengths, ensuring fast data communications for business and consumers.

In addition, China Telecom's Shanghai Telecom and Zhejiang Telecom branches will use Nortel Networks Services Edge Router (SER) 5500 to expand their data networks. The expansions will enable the two branches to serve an additional 500,000 and 1.8 million broadband subscribers, respectively, with enhanced delivery of advanced IP broadband services like high-speed Internet access, IP virtual private networks (VPNs) and 'Green Internet,' a special content filtering and blocking service for parents to monitor children's activities on the Internet.

"China presents one of the fastest growing IP markets in the world," said Bob Mao, president and chief executive officer, Greater China, Nortel Networks. "We are delighted to be able to support China Telecom in delivering innovative services to the businesses and residential customers in this market. Our selection once again by China Telecom further demonstrates our leadership in China's broadband market, and our commitment to helping Chinese carriers address the fast growing need for high-performance Internet with solutions designed to enhance security, productivity and profitability."

Nortel Networks Ltd.

China Telecommunications Corp.

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