Nortel Lands T-Mobile

T-Mobile awards contract extension to Nortel to provide GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and packet core wireless data network upgrades and associated professional services

August 25, 2004

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DALLAS -- T-Mobile USA Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of T-MobileInternational, the mobile arm of Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE:DT), has awardeda wireless contract extension to Nortel Networks(NYSE:NT)(TSX:NT) to provide GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications),GPRS (General Packet Radio Service), EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSMEvolution) and packet core wireless data network upgrades and associatedprofessional services.

The extension calls for Nortel Networks to deploy wirelessnetwork core and radio access products in strategic T-Mobile USA marketsincluding New York, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Phoenix and Milwaukee.GSM/GPRS/EDGE-ready infrastructure will enhance T-Mobile USA's networkquality and capacity in strategic markets; and will enhance its ability toprovide a common user experience across a portfolio of advanced mobileservices like visual communications, two-way text messaging, instantmessaging, Web browsing and gaming.

"The wireless network deployments will enable T-Mobile USA toleverage Nortel Networks presence across our national network to providegreater capacity and quality in a very cost-effective manner," said SueSwenson, chief operating officer, T-Mobile USA. "In addition to positioningus to support our growing subscriber base, Nortel Networks is helping usdeliver on our Get More(R) promise to our customers and helping us ensurethose customers have a consistent, reliable, quality experience."

"We are excited to support T-Mobile USA in meeting the needs ofits growing network and are pleased they continue to rely on Nortel Networksto deliver their Get More(R) promise to subscribers," said Pascal Debon,president, Wireless Networks, Nortel Networks. "Our wireless solutionsdeliver carrier-grade reliability, enabling T-Mobile USA to reduce itscapital and operating costs while empowering it to deliver a qualityexperience overall."

Nortel Networks Ltd.

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