Nortel Updates Softswitch

Nortel has announced the Nortel CS 1500, a second generation VOIP softswitch that provides a platform for IP communication services

June 5, 2006

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TORONTO -- Nortel (NYSE/TSX: NT) has announced the Nortel Communication Server 1500 (CS 1500), a second generation VOIP softswitch that provides a powerful platform for IP communication services. The CS 1500 will allow small and medium-sized wireline service providers to meet growing subscriber demand for both local and long-distance voice and next generation services. It also positions 'greenfield' service providers to offer advanced services and lays the foundation for future IMS-based multimedia services offering unprecedented levels of personalization, security and mobility.

Nortel has also introduced new Global Services to help small and medium- sized service providers deploy new IP-based services more quickly and optimize network efficiency and security.

"We are frequently looking for technology that allows us to leverage our existing investments and infrastructure to deliver a highly-reliable telephone service to our customers and also seamlessly introduce new IP-based services as they become available," said Jake Casey, executive vice president of Citizens Communications, a full-service communications provider offering telephone, television and Internet products and services in rural areas and small and medium-sized towns and cities around the United States. "Nortel's CS 1500 will help us satisfy our customers' communications needs today and expand our network to support more advanced services in the future."

"Nortel's CS 1500 softswitch will provide a low-cost, highly-reliable solution for small and medium-sized service providers to simply and easily support the traditional voice services needed today while laying the foundation for future IP-based services of tomorrow," said Alan Stoddard, general manager, Carrier Multimedia Networks, Nortel. "Nortel is leveraging its VOIP leadership to help service providers seamlessly evolve their networks to a new cost-effective packet infrastructure capable of delivering the advanced communications services subscribers are demanding."

Nortel Networks Ltd.

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