Releases OPTera Metro 5000 CWDM Enclosure to extend the flexibility of cable optical solutions

December 2, 2003

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Nortel Networks (NYSE:NT)(TSX:NT) has unveiled a new product for cable operators that will work with existing Nortel Networks optical solutions to enable new broadband optical services to schools, local businesses and other enterprises while leveraging existing fiber.

Building on its broad line of optical transport solutions for the cable market, Nortel Networks has introduced Nortel Networks OPTera Metro 5000 CWDM (coarse wavelength division multiplexing) Enclosure, an extension to the OPTera Metro 5000 family that addresses access fiber infrastructure limitations for cable operators.

The CWDM Enclosure, announced at the Western Cable Show in Anaheim, Calif., is designed to work with Nortel Networks OPTera Metro 5000 Multiservice Platform to provide a cost-effective, scalable solution for cable operators. This solution is designed to increase network flexibility in delivering Gigabit Ethernet, storage connectivity, and other optical broadband services to customer premises.

Cable multiple service operators (MSOs) can use the CWDM Enclosure outdoors to aggregate multiple private CWDM optical channels from various customer premises over a single fiber pair. It can also be placed in basements of multi-tenant buildings to provide end customers with fully private, multi-protocol, optical wavelength services.

"Nortel Networks is in a unique position to help cable operators address new revenue opportunities and drive reduced operational expenditures as we continue to expand on our cable strategy and increase our focus on this market," said Rob Wood, vice president, Global Cable Solutions, Nortel Networks. "Introduction of the CWDM Enclosure demonstrates the commitment we have to this strategic market."

Nortel Networks Corp.

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