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Triton Picks Nortel GSM, GPRS

Triton PCS selects Nortel Networks to supply equipment and services for the overlay of its TDMA network with GSM and GPRS

June 4, 2002

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ATLANTA -- Triton PCS, the first member of the AT&T Wireless Services network of affiliates, has selected Nortel Networks (NYSE:NT) (TSX:NT.) to supply infrastructure equipment and services for the planned overlay of its TDMA (time division multiple access) digital wireless network in the southeastern United States with GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) and GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) technology. Under an agreement announced today at SUPERCOMM 2002, Nortel Networkswillprovide Triton PCS with GSM and GPRS core network equipment based onNortelNetworks Shasta 5000 Broadband Services Node (BSN) and Nortel NetworksPassport multiservice switch. Nortel Networks will also provide a numberofrelated services for Triton PCS, including project management;installationand commissioning; and network integration and testing. With Nortel Networks GSM and GPRS solutions, Triton will be positioned to offer such 'high touch' data services as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Personal Content Portals, and Personalized Firewalls. "Migrating from TDMA to a GSM/GPRS network requires a packet-switched technology capable of delivering data at increased speeds," said Glen Robinson, senior vice president of technology, Triton PCS. "Our confidence in Nortel Networks is based on their proven GSM/GPRS core technology, positioning us to offer our subscribers 'always on' access to Internet browsing, Virtual Private Networking (VPN), personal messaging, and other advanced services at the most affordable price."Nortel Networks Corp.Triton PCS Inc.

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