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Frontier Deploys Nortel PBT

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CHICAGO -- Furthering the industry momentum behind Metro Ethernet, Frontier has agreed to deploy a Carrier Ethernet solution from Nortel(1) (TSX: NT)(NYSE: NT) to expand its business services network infrastructure. Frontier is part of Citizens Communications Company (NYSE: CZN).

One of the nation´s largest rural communications providers offering telephone, television, Internet and wireless data access services, Frontier is an early adopter of Nortel´s Provider Backbone Transport (PBT) technology. PBT allows operators to determine the precise paths taken by information as it traverses the network, resulting in a cost-effective and enhanced operational environment.

"The Metro Ethernet technology offers Frontier flexibility and cost-containment along with needed carrier attributes," said Michael Golob, vice president, Engineering and Technology at Frontier. "Those don´t often come in the same package. Frontier takes pride in consistently delivering excellent value and superior customer care. Nortel´s Metro Ethernet technology and management tools offer promising ways to provide superior products to our customers and meet future network requirements."

"Frontier is taking the lead in its innovative use of Ethernet as a foundation of its service infrastructure," said Philippe Morin, president, Metro Ethernet Networks, Nortel. "Delivering highly reliable, scalable and flexible services within the demand of service level agreements to ensure their customers needs are met with certainty is key in this market and is a fundamental attribute of our PBB and PBT technologies. We believe Frontier will be even better positioned to exceed the needs of its customers with this solution."

Nortel Networks Ltd.

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