Nortel Wins at Telus

Telus deploys national voice-over-IP network based on Nortel Networks packet-based network technology

November 18, 2002

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Nortel Networks (NYSE:NT)(TSX:NT) announced today that TELUS, one of Canada's largest telecommunications companies, is migrating its national circuit-based long distance network traffic to a packet-based network with Nortel Networks voice over IP (VoIP) equipment. At the heart of TELUS' new packet-based national voice solution are Nortel Networks Succession Communication Server 2000 softswitches and Nortel Networks Passport Packet Voice Gateways (PVG). TELUS' national VoIP network includes voice gateways deployed at 11 major locations across Canada, enabling voice traffic to be carried on TELUS' national high-speed IP backbone with carrier grade voice quality. "Nortel Networks is enabling TELUS to migrate voice services or applications cost effectively to a next generation, packet-based network which is based on IP," said Dr. Girish Pathak, chief technology officer, TELUS. "With Nortel Networks Succession solution, we have leveraged our existing equipment, migrating our toll traffic from other carriers' networks onto our own, and we are significantly lowering our network costs." VoIP traffic will be transported across TELUS' existing optical network, which is based on Nortel Networks OPTera Long Haul 1600 Optical Line System. Nortel Networks is TELUS' primary supplier for optical, switching and mobility solutions. With this deployment, the two companies have extended a successful, on-going relationship to include voice over IP infrastructure and services. Telus Corp. Nortel Networks Corp.

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