Nortel Wins in Vietnam

Hutchison Vietnam and Hanoi Telecom pick Nortel to build a nationwide CDMA2000 1x network

July 18, 2005

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HANOI, Vietnam -- Hutchison Telecommunications (Vietnam) S.A R.L. (Hutchison Telecom Vietnam), in cooperation with Hanoi Telecommunications Joint Stock Company (Hanoi Telecom), has selected Nortel (NYSE:NT)(TSX:NT) to build a nationwide CDMA2000 1X network in Vietnam. When this network is completed, it will enable delivery of advanced broadband mobile services in Vietnam.

Under terms of the contract, Nortel will be the infrastructure supplier for what is expected to be Vietnam's first nationwide wireless broadband network. This network will use CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) technology, which is designed to compete with wireline broadband data speeds.

"We are pleased with awarding the network contract to Nortel," said Dennis Lui, chief executive officer, Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (NYSE:HTX)(SEHK:2332), the parent company of Hutchison Telecom Vietnam. "With Nortel's advanced telecommunications technology, combined with our marketing and operational expertise, we will be well-positioned to establish a leading operation in a telecom market that has huge growth potential."

"We chose Nortel for this solution because of its proven track record in deploying wireless broadband networks across the globe," said Dr. Pham Ngoc Lang, chairman of the Board of Management, Hanoi Telecom. "We are confident that their experience will help us fast-track communication infrastructure development in Vietnam."

Nortel Networks Ltd.

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