Nortel Demos WiMax

BOSTON -- Nortel(*) (NYSE/TSX: NT) today unveiled a new demonstration of real-time, multimedia IPTV and IMS services over a live high-speed, 4G WiMAX network. The demonstration, shown at the WiMAX World trade show in Boston, October 10-12, emphasizes Nortel's expertise in delivering personalized, advanced IP-based broadband services across any device - TV, telephone, PDA - and accessed from any network - wireless or DSL/cable.

Nortel's demonstration shows a variety of ways TVs and other devices can be used for personalized, high-speed communication and entertainment services such as broadcast video, video-on-demand, VoIP, instant messaging, gaming and click to call.

In Nortel's demonstration, an IP television (IPTV) service over a live high-speed WiMAX connection is used to view and download broadcast TV (via a four Megabit stream) with integrated electronic program guide. While this is happening, users are also able to share instant messaging and pictures captured on screen or from other devices with other viewers. The demonstration also shows click-to-call capability, enabling viewers to make VoIP calls using IMS.

"This demonstration is an impressive accomplishment because it illustrates the potential of delivering advanced broadband services over a cost-effective WiMAX connection and delivering a communication experience that is tailored to the users individual likes and preferences," said Phil Marshall, vice president, Yankee Group. "This would be an ideal deployment option for a service provider wanting to offer traditional communications services like voice along with high-quality, bandwidth intensive services like video to under developed regions and sparsely populated areas where traditional cable and DSL connections are not available."

Nortel Networks Ltd.

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