Nortel Wins PacketCable Certification

Nortel receives PacketCable Media Gateway Controller (MGC) qualification for its Succession Communication Server (CS) 2000

April 21, 2004

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- CableLabs, a non-profit research and development consortium representing the cable industry, has awarded PacketCable Media Gateway Controller (MGC) qualification to Nortel Networks (NYSE:NT)(TSX:NT) Succession Communication Server (CS) 2000.

"We thank Nortel Networks for its support of PacketCable and CableLabs," said Ed Miller, vice president, Advanced Network Systems, CableLabs. "We also congratulate them for achieving this latest qualification status."

PacketCable is a CableLabs-led initiative that defines a common platform to deliver advanced, real-time communication services such as voice over Internet Protocol. Nortel Networks Succession CS 2000 was successfully tested in CableLabs Certification Wave 28 for compliance against the latest PacketCable Trunking Gateway Control Protocol(TGCP) and security specifications which define the core functional requirements of PacketCable 1.0 Media Gateway Controllers.

"PacketCable MGC qualification will enable our cable customers to use Trunk Gateway Control Protocol (TGCP) between Nortel Networks softswitches and PacketCable qualified media gateways," said Sue Spradley, president, Wireline Networks, Nortel Networks. "PacketCable MGC qualification marks yet another milestone in Nortel Networks cable strategy to deliver proven, interoperable and compliant solutions that enable innovative cable applications and directly address the fundamental challenges cable operators face today."

Nortel Networks Ltd.

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