For testing; scheduled for general availability in the fourth quarter of this year

March 19, 2001

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BOSTON -- Building on its globalleadership position in providing high-performance components andmodules for optical networks, Nortel Networks (NYSE:NT) (TSE:NT.) hasshipped for system trials the industry's first MEMS-based tunablelasers for 40 Gbps systems. Nortel Networks MEMS-based tunable laser broadens its portfolio ofwavelength agile components and modules, joining Nortel Networks LCW5high-power, continuous wave (CW) laser. The MEMS-based tunable laseris scheduled for general availability in the fourth quarter of thisyear. LCW5 is now generally available for large volume deployments.

"This demonstrates our business strategy of bringing cutting edge,tunable components to market quickly through field trials and thenvolume manufacturing for wide deployment," said Barbara Callaghan,president, High-Performance Optical Component Solutions (HPOCS),Nortel Networks. "Both tunable lasers demonstrate our commitment todelivering wavelength agile solutions to service providers and opticalequipment vendors."

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