Nortel Wins at Coral Wireless

Coral Wireless selects Nortel to build new mobile network in Hawaii

August 31, 2005

2 Min Read

DALLAS -- Coral Wireless, the newest mobile operator in Hawaii, has selected Nortel (NYSE:NT) (TSX:NT) as the sole infrastructure supplier for its PCS network in Hawaii. Coral Wireless plans to launch Hawaii's first unlimited-use wireless voice and data network in early 2006.

Coral Wireless will use Nortel's CDMA2000 1X wireless infrastructure, which is designed to optimize network efficiency and enable superior voice quality. Nortel's technology will also support delivery of advanced, high-speed data services like Web browsing, streaming audio and video, and multimedia messaging to nearly 900,000 potential subscribers on the island of Oahu. Coral Wireless plans to offer unlimited local and long distance calling for under US$50 per month, with additional voice and data features available for consumers to customize a plan to their needs.

"Coral Wireless is dedicated to bringing the most innovative communication services to Hawaii," said Bill Jarvis, chief executive officer, Coral Wireless. "As the first and only company in Hawaii to offer a simple and affordable alternative to traditional wireless services, we selected Nortel as our infrastructure supplier because of their proven track record in CDMA technology and vast experience in deploying wireless broadband networks across the globe."

"This represents a new footprint for Nortel and demonstrates our continued leadership position in providing high-quality and high-capacity solutions that allow non-traditional carriers like Coral Wireless to penetrate new markets and offer advanced wireless data services that subscribers desire," said Richard Lowe, president, CDMA Wireless Networks, Nortel. "We look forward to supporting Coral Wireless in their efforts to provide Hawaii users with mobile voice and data service."

As part of the new agreement, Nortel will supply CDMA2000 1X wireless radio and access equipment and related professional services including Nortel's CDMA Packet MSC and Nortel's Compact Metro Cell BTS.

Nortel Networks Ltd.

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