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Nortel Expands TSTT

TSTT expands wireless network in Trinidad and Tobago with Nortel 3G solutions

March 10, 2005

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PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago -- Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago, Limited (TSTT) is upgrading and expanding its wireless infrastructure with advanced third generation (3G) wireless solutions from Nortel (NYSE:NT) (TSX:NT). The project is expected to significantly expand coverage and improve quality of wireless voice and data services.

Under the terms of an agreement estimated at more than US$50 million over two years, Nortel will expand and upgrade TSTT's GSM/GPRS wireless network, deploying both core and access equipment, including base stations and switching. Nortel will also deploy an EDGE (Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution) solution from Nortel that will boost capacity for TSTT, and enable its subscribers to access a range of advanced, wireless services, including high-speed wireless Internet access, e-mail, corporate databases, mobile commerce (m-commerce) applications and multimedia messaging.

"The demand for sophisticated services in Trinidad and Tobago continues to drive our efforts to offer the most advanced service options to our subscribers," said Carlos Espinal, chief executive officer of TSTT. "Nortel has always provided us with industry leading solutions and support to build the kind of networks that can help us be successful. Their expertise in the deployment of GSM is critical in this upgrade of our wireless infrastructure in order to face new competition."

"It's a pleasure to work with such innovative operators like TSTT," said Kevin Taylor, vice president, Wireless Networks for Nortel in the Caribbean and Latin America. "The selection of our R4 and EDGE solutions will enable TSTT to enhance the communication experience of its subscribers by improving coverage, the overall quality and reliability of the network, as well as offering those advanced 3G services its customers are demanding."

Nortel Networks Ltd.

Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago

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