Nortel to Showcase New Unified Communications Capabilities at VoiceCon 2009

Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:01am EDT

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Nortel's(1) (TSX: NT)(OTCBB: NRTLQ) unified communications (UC) solutions
have been proven to offer the best means of streamlining business
operations with the ability to connect the right person with the right
information instantaneously. The company today introduced new UC
technologies that will be demonstrated at booth #808 at VoiceCon 2009(2)
next week in Orlando.

    Nortel will exhibit several UC solutions, including:

    - Unified Management - Nortel innovations reduce IT costs with
capabilities such as Unified Management, which allows enterprises to
centrally-manage their end-to-end business communications and more easily
migrate phone systems from TDM to IP. Applications designed to reduce
operating costs will be demonstrated, including Unified Messaging with
presence-features that shorten the decision-making cycle, as well as a
suite of Healthcare applications that drive greatly improved
communications, information security and tracking capabilities.

    - Unified Communications - UC integrated with familiar desktop
environments enable companies to increase productivity by allowing people
to contact one another via more relevant applications. Nortel will
demonstrate its Software Communication System solution along with the
Communication Server 1000 ecosystem - (Microsoft/IBM). The company will
also showcase communications-enabled business processes to speed and
simplify operations with Nortel Agile Communication Environment
integration across a number of solution areas. New Mobility Solutions
will be showcased that enable true, anywhere, anytime communications that
are integrated with the business network.

    - web.alive(1) - For enhancing the customer and partner experience,
Nortel will demonstrate the web.alive environment - a virtual world to
serve e-commerce customers and improve on-line interaction and
satisfaction. The company will also show how integrated Customer Contact
and IVR solutions can reduce customer wait times, and improve
comprehensive reporting and management functions.

    Nortel executives will present and participate in the following events at

    - "Comparing UC Options and Vendors: Who's Offering What?" Tony
Rybczynski, leader, Unified Communications, Enterprise Solutions, Nortel.
March 30, 1:30.

    - "UC Leadership Roundtable: How Far Have We Come? What's Next?" Phil
Edholm, chief technology officer, Enterprise Solutions, Nortel. March 31,

    - "Presence: Dial Tone of the Future?" Rybczynski. March 31, 2:30.

    - "I'm a Nortel Customer, What Should I Do Now?" Joel Hackney, president,
Enterprise Solutions, Nortel. March 31, 4:00.

    - "The Future of Voice Messaging," Roger Brassard, leader, Enterprise
Telephony, Enterprise Solutions, Nortel. April 1, 8:00.

    - "Nortel's Open UC Solutions," Rybczynski. April 1, 12:45.

    - "Four Flavors of Fixed-Mobile Convergence," Christine McKenna, leader,
Enterprise Fixed-Mobile Convergence, Enterprise Solutions, Nortel. April
1, 2:30.

    - "VoiceCon Summit: Unified Communications," Edholm. April 2, 10:00.

    About Nortel

    Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities
that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for our
customers. Our next-generation technologies, for both service provider
and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical
applications. Nortel's technologies are designed to help eliminate
today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying
networks and connecting people to the information they need, when they
need it. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries around the
world. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at
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