Nortel Wins Mexico VOIP Contract

Iusacell and Nortel Networks deploy next-generation VOIP network in Mexico

September 14, 2004

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MEXICO CITY -- Grupo Iusacell S.A. de C.V. (Iusacell) (NYSE:CEL)(BMV:CEL), a leading wireless operator in Mexico, and Nortel Networks(NYSE:NT)(TSX:NT) have completed deployment of a voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) core network to support the operator's long-distance traffic, significantly increasing network capacity and efficiency.

Among the first next generation carrier VoIP networks in Mexico, this deployment positions Iusacell to converge voice and data traffic into packets that can be transmitted together over a single, high-speed network. This helps to drive reduced operational costs and allows Iusacell to offer advanced new wireless services to residential and enterprise customers.

"Iusacell has now moved all of its long-distance traffic to an IP network," said Gustavo Guzman, managing director of Iusacell. "The Nortel Networks VoIP solution lets us converge voice, data and multimedia, helping us optimize network efficiency and flexibility. With this implementation we can save on cost while offering added value to our customers."

Iusacell has migrated its circuit switches to a packet infrastructure using Nortel Networks Succession Communication Server(CS) 2000 Superclass softswitch. Iusacell has also deployed Nortel Networks Passport 15000 and Passport Packet Voice Gateways in Mexico's main cities as the basis for its new IP-based core data infrastructure, positioning the operator to easily expand and deploy third generation (3G) wireless technologies.

"Nortel Networks has an extensive VoIP portfolio and global experience in evolving circuit-switched networks into next generation infrastructures," said Pablo Vazquez, managing director, Mexico, Nortel Networks. "Combined with a clear understanding of its local requirements, we are uniquely positioned to help Iusacell successfully realize its circuit-to-packet evolution, and we will continue to support Iusacell in delivery of even more advanced services to its customers in Mexico."

Nortel Networks Succession CS 2000 Superclass softswitch enables service providers to deliver the full suite of traditional voice services to business and residential customers on a packetized network, with voice and data traffic sharing the same communications lines to provide more efficient and cost-effective use of existing transmission capacity. As a trunk gateway, Passport PVG is an integral part of Nortel Networks Carrier Voice over IP solutions. It offers complete carrier-grade options for long distance, local exchange, wireless, and cable operators. Nortel Networks Passport multiservice switching portfolio is deployed with more than 20 major wireless operators around the world, delivering proven reliability for wireless packet networking solutions across GSM/GPRS/UMTS, TDMA and CDMA/CDMA2000 technologies.

Nortel Networks Ltd.

Grupo Iusacell S.A. de C.V.

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