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Nortel Deploys Swedish Network

Banverket ICT deploys Nortel optical gear to supply network capacity to Sweden's cable TV and other service providers

October 8, 2007

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STOCKHOLM -- Banverket ICT (Information and Communication Technology), one of Sweden´s largest suppliers of network capacity, is enabling Sweden´s cable TV and other service providers, to deliver new multimedia services across the country with a Nortel(1) (TSX: NT)(NYSE: NT) next-generation optical network solution.

The Nortel solution creates an adaptive, all-optical intelligent network for Banverket ICT that increases network capacity and provides greater flexibility for the rapid introduction of new revenue-generating communications service. The solution also helps reduce Banverket ICT´s network operation expense and capital expenditure.

"We've had a continuing relationship with Nortel since 1994 when they introduced the 2.5 Gbps optical solution in Sweden and in 1998 we installed the first Nortel wavelength system in our network," said Thomas Sjostrand manager technical and network strategy at Banverket ICT. "We first saw Nortel´s Common Photonic Layer and Optical Multiservice Edge 6500 solution demonstrated at a Nortel Advanced Technology Summit in Ottawa and were excited about the opportunities it presented. Competition in the Swedish telecom market is tough, and this new platform gives us the chance to introduce cutting-edge communications services without incurring massive infrastructure costs."

Banverket ICT is a subsidiary of Banverket, the authority responsible for Sweden's railways and providing services such as signaling, track radio and other communications requirements to the railway service. It also offers broadband-based services to external customers delivered by its transport and communications network that runs along the length of the 12,000 km rail network.

"Nortel is focused on ensuring that long-term customers keep their competitive edge by being able to deliver more services in a simpler and cost-effective manner," said Philippe Morin, president Metro Ethernet Networks, Nortel. "The solution for Banverket ICT is a great example of what can be achieved by staying close to our customers and making sure they know what solutions are available to support their growing business."

Nortel Networks Ltd.

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