Nortel Wins Turkey Deal

Yapy Merkezi selects Nortel solution for Turkish state railways project

December 17, 2008

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ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Nortel(1) (TSX: NT)(NYSE: NT) has been selected by Turkish construction company Yapi Merkezi to supply the telecommunications solution for the Polatli to Konya section of the Turkish high-speed railway project.

The Nortel solution, which includes GSM-R, SDH transmission backbone and dispatcher telephony systems, will cover the Polatli-Konya section of high-speed railway which runs between the cities of Ankara and Konya in Turkey. Implementation of the telecommunications portion of the project will begin in 2009 and is scheduled for completion in 2010.

The telecommunications system contract, valued at four million Euros, is part of the wider Polatli-Konya high-speed railway superstructure and electromechanical systems program being delivered to Turkish State Railways by Yapi Merkezi. The program will provide a fast, cost-effective, reliable and safe transportation infrastructure to ensure the convenience, safety and comfort of rail passengers across Turkey.

Nortel Networks Ltd.

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