Nortel is increasing
investments in its Municipal Wireless Solution and services to help
municipalities easily bring affordable broadband services to their citizens.

This includes opening a municipal wireless lab, launching new promotions for
its Municipal Wireless Solution and accelerating collaboration with some of
the industry’s leading applications vendors.

“We are committed to helping communities make wireless broadband services
affordable and available to everyone,” said Dietmar Wendt, president, Global
Services, Nortel. “Nortel’s Municipal Wireless Solution and simplified
business models are helping customers maximize return on investment through
improved productivity and efficiency of government operations, increased
public safety and new economic growth. Municipal wireless is one of the key
strategic areas that will help drive Nortel’s business momentum and growth,
and we plan to invest heavily in new resources that will help us lead this

Nortel combines a comprehensive portfolio of Wireless Mesh, Wireless LAN
and WiMAX technologies with a full suite of Nortel Global Services, giving
customers the solutions they need to design, deploy, support and evolve
municipal wireless networks. Nortel’s global experience designing, launching
and installing hundreds of public and private wireless networks helps
customers offset risk in building privately-funded networks. For
municipalities interested in partnering with private sector companies, Nortel
can help connect customers with operators that best meet the economic
development and public safety needs of the community.

Nortel’s dedicated municipal wireless lab is located in Research Triangle
Park, North Carolina and showcases the Company’s entire Municipal Wireless
Solution. The lab focuses on research and development of broadband wireless
solutions that will allow municipalities and operators to realize simplified
introduction of new wireless services and applications to boost economic
development, improve public safety and give citizens easier access to
government services. The lab also gives Nortel a collaborative environment in
which to fully test and integrate an expansive ecosystem of partners to
provide municipal applications.

Nortel is working with 121Media, Inc., Accela, Inc., Aptilo Networks,
Blue Vector Systems, NetMotion Wireless, Pronto Networks and smarTVideo(TM)
Technologies, Inc. to offer enhanced broadband wireless applications. These
applications include in-vehicle communication services, automated meter
reading, digital video surveillance, asset or fleet tracking and monitoring,
subscriber management and access control and mobile television. In addition,
Nortel’s Municipal Wireless Solution leverages the Nortel Multimedia
Communication Server 5100 to give customers access to a broad range of voice
and collaboration tools such as instant messaging and video and audio

“Through Nortel and NetMotion Wireless collaboration, police officers,
firefighters, inspectors and other public safety employees will have the
ability to securely and seamlessly roam while maintaining session persistence
with mission-critical applications such as background checks or video
surveillance,” said John Knopf, director of product management, NetMotion
Wireless. “For years, NetMotion Wireless’ Mobility XE software has provided
secure, remote access to the public safety market, enabling real-time access
to information that keeps workers productive as they roam seamlessly across a
variety of networks. Our expertise in this market paired with Nortel’s strong
presence in the municipal wireless space will allow many new customers to
experience the power of our combined solutions.”

To help municipalities and operators realize the benefits of broadband
wireless services, Nortel is offering customers ‘get started’ wireless mesh
kits in five and 10 wireless access point bundles. From hardware to
installation, these cost-effective packages include everything a municipality
needs to quickly deploy a full mesh environment.

Nortel’s Municipal Wireless Solution is being used in the largest
municipal wireless network in the world by the Taipei City government in
Taipei, Taiwan and by Golden Telecom in Europe’s largest wireless mesh network
in Moscow, Russia. Golden Telecom is also conducting trials with Nortel’s
Mobile WiMAX solution.

From rural to urban deployments, Nortel’s Municipal Wireless Solution is
being used by governments and operators in multiple countries, including
Ariel, an Israeli settlement located on the West Bank; Annapolis Wireless in
Annapolis, Maryland; Bell Canada in the Township of Chapleau, Ontario; the
City of Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Marshalltown, Iowa; Richardson, Texas; Simply Surf
in Dunrobin, Ottawa and the Special Areas Board of Alberta, Canada.