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VNPT is using a Nortel optical solution to double the capacity of its national optical backbone

May 23, 2007

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HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnam Post and Telecommunications (VNPT), the country’s dominant carrier, is using a Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT] optical solution to double the capacity of its national optical backbone and meet accelerating demand for high-bandwidth video, mobile and broadband services.

By upgrading its 3,000 km north-south optical transmission network from 20 Gbps to 40 Gbps, VNPT will be able to provide ADSL broadband access to more residential and enterprise customers and deliver quality teleconferencing capabilities for business. As well, VNPT’s network will handle increased mobile traffic for wireless operators and create a platform for its planned migration to VoIP.

“This project is extremely important to Vietnam’s rapidly growing telecommunications market,” said Bui Thien Minh, vice president, VNPT. “This latest expansion of our national backbone, which Nortel originally built and has since upgraded, will allow us to respond swiftly and confidently to the pressing demand of customers for increased bandwidth. Now, with the seamless simplicity of high-speed connectivity, we can empower our customers with an unprecedented range of advanced communications services and capabilities.”

“Upgrading Vietnam’s national backbone to increase the speed of transmission services, grow the availability of broadband Internet access, and enable high-bandwidth business and communications applications is going to make the concept of Business Made Simple a reality for VNPT’s customers,” said James Demers, vice president, ASEAN, Nortel. “This doubling of network capacity is going to simplify doing business by removing the barriers that now limit access to services.”

Nortel Networks Ltd.

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