Sunrise, Swiss alternative full-service telecommunications provider, has chosen Nortel's OPTera portfolio to expand its network

February 4, 2002

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ZURICH, Switzerland -- sunrise, Switzerland's leading alternative full-service telecommunications provider, has chosen Nortel Networks (NYSE:NT) (TSE:NT.) to expand its network to support next generation optical services under an agreement announced today. In expanding both the long haul and metro optical capabilities of its network, sunrise aims to satisfy current internal bandwidth demand for GSM, fixed voice and data services, and leased lines, as well as to prepare for third generation (3G) wireless traffic in 2003. Nortel Networks OPTera portfolio will provide sunrise with end-to-end, managed optical connectivity across metro and long haul networks. Nortel Networks will also provide network planning expertise. Initial deployment is expected to take place in the second quarter of 2002. "In taking the next step to drive opportunities for new, revenue-generating services, sunrise looked at all its existing SDH network suppliers," said Bo Chamberlain, director, Networks, sunrise. "Nortel Networks integrated metro and long haul portfolio, offering the most realistic and appropriate network evolution plan, allied with its ability to work with sunrise to build a network optimised for the growing data traffic in the Swiss market, led to the agreement we are announcing today."Nortel Networks Corp.

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