Vivo has expanded its 3G wireless broadband network in the North, South, and Center-West regions of Brazil using solutions from Nortel

October 26, 2005

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SAO PAULO, Brazil -- VIVO, the largest mobile operator in the South Hemisphere, has expanded its 3G wireless broadband network in the North, South, and Center-West regions of Brazil using solutions from Nortel (NYSE:NT) (TSX:NT).

VIVO has deployed Nortel CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO wireless broadband solutions designed to allow VIVO to deliver high-speed advanced voice, video and multimedia data services like Web browsing, streaming audio and video, multimedia messaging, wireless gaming, and VPNs.

VIVO has also deployed a Nortel CDMA Packet MSC wireless softswitching solution designed to improve the quality of voice services and reduce costs associated with voice transport by migrating circuit-based voice traffic to high-speed packet for more efficient IP routing. This solution also lays the foundation for future, real-time multimedia services delivery using the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) standard.

"VIVO strives to ensure its subscribers have access to the world's most advanced wireless voice and data services for both business and personal use," said Javier Rodriguez, vice president, Technology, VIVO. "We are making mobile telephony history in Brazil. For example in July of this year, we started transmitting TV over mobile handsets. Through our relationship with Nortel, VIVO can rely on a depth of experience in advanced technologies that will help us deliver cost-effective services with the flexibility to meet future demand."

"Nortel is helping VIVO to launch a new era of mobile communications in Brazil," said Rodrigo Abreu, president, Nortel Brazil. "Our CDMA wireless infrastructure solutions are designed to boost network capacity, create efficiencies that can help reduce operating costs, and help deliver advanced voice and data services that subscribers desire."

Nortel Networks Ltd.

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