Claro Picks Nortel for GPRS in Brazil

Claro, a subsidiary of America Movil, selects Nortel Networks to deploy a GPRS core network across all its GSM properties in Brazil

October 3, 2003

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SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Claro, one of the leading mobile communications operators in Brazil and a subsidiary of America Movil (NYSE: AMX) (LATIBEX: XAMXL), has selected Nortel Networks (NYSE/TSX: NT) to deploy a GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) core network across all its GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) properties in Brazil.

Based on a recent supply agreement, Nortel Networks is providing Claro with next generation GPRS packet core infrastructure to support wireless data services, and to enhance Claro's wireless Internet management, advanced data routing and security capabilities. The new network is expected to be operational by the end of 2003.

Nortel Networks GPRS Wireless Data Network solution will position Claro to support advanced data services including mobile Web browsing, multimedia services, m-commerce, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and other high-speed wireless data applications. The GPRS network solution will also position Claro to drive new revenue opportunities, while creating efficiencies that can help drive reduced operating costs.

"This strengthens our long-standing relationship with Claro," said Herve Adam, managing director, for Nortel Networks in Brazil. "It also reaffirms our global leadership in delivering Wireless Data Networks, and positions Nortel Networks as an advanced GSM infrastructure supplier in Brazil. This technology will position Claro to provide sophisticated mobile data services on a platform that delivers exceptional reliability."

América Móvil S.A. de C.V.

Nortel Networks Corp.

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