Nortel Wireless Network to Help Improve Safety and Efficiency for Indian Railways

Geschrieben am 19-09-2006

Mumbai, India (ots/PRNewswire) -

- GSM-R Network Contract Largest in India to Date

MUMBAI, India, September 19 /PRNewswire/ --

Indian Railways will use wireless railway communications
technology from Nortel(x) (NYSE/TSX: NT) to help improve the safety
and efficiency on one of the most important and busiest rail
arteries in India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh.

The Nortel GSM-R network will provide highly sophisticated
wireless communications along the 751-km, 90-station line connecting
the major Uttar Pradesh industrial and business centers of Ghaziabad
and Mugalsarai. The wireless system will be used to connect train
conductors, on-board crew, train dispatchers, station personnel and
other operations groups, such as those responsible for attaching and
separating rail cars at station yards.

This Uttar Pradesh signaling and communications contract is the
largest of its type awarded by Indian Railways to date as part of
the modernization of its national railway infrastructure. The
contract was secured by a regional consortium consisting of Ansaldo
Signal, its Asia Pacific subsidiary Union Switch & Signal, MR
Trading and Leighton Asia (Southern) Limited. Nortel was selected by
Leighton to provide the GSM-R network. This is Nortel's second such
contract in India. Nortel was previously chosen as sole provider of
a GSM-R solution to Eastern Railway of West Bengal.

"Nortel has established a global leadership position in GSM-R, and
a strong position in the Indian telecommunications marketplace, and
these were significant factors in our selecting Nortel's GSM-R
technology for this important Indian Railways contract," said David
Savage, managing director, Leighton Asia (Southern) Limited.

"Our industry-leading GSM-R solution will help Indian Railways
improve safety along this strategic rail line as well as contribute
to enhancing train operational efficiency," said Graham Richardson,
vice president and general manager, GSM, Nortel. "Nortel is
committed to providing railway operators around the world with
carrier-grade mobile communications networks and innovative
solutions that boost railway efficiency, both in transporting
passengers and in carrying freight."

"This is a significant win for Nortel and demonstrates our
continued commitment to India," said Malur Narayan, vice president,
Carrier Networks, India, Nortel. "As India's fourth largest state,
Uttar Pradesh is home to 16.4 percent of our 1.03 billion people,
and the Ghaziabad-Mugalsarai rail link plays a vital role in the
state's social and economic prosperity and wellbeing.

Nortel is a world leader in GSM-R technology and has been selected
to deploy GSM-R networks in three continents and ten countries. In
Asia, Nortel GSM-R customers include Eastern Railway in India and
China's Ministry of Railways, with GSM-R switching centers along
passenger lines spanning 20 of China's 31 provinces. Nortel was also
chosen for national deployments by the three largest railway
operations in Europe - RFF in France, Network Rail in Great Britain
and Deutsche Bahn in Germany. Recently, the Nortel solution was also
selected for the initial phase of Africa's first GSM-R project by
Algerian Railways operator SNTF.

Nortel has been a pioneer in the GSM-R standards process since
1992, and works with Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer (UIC)
and the Europe Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) on
standards improvements. Nortel supplied equipment for the initial
Mobile Radio for Railways Networks in Europe (MORANE) trial and was
a major contributor to the European Integrated Railway Radio
Enhanced Network (EIRENE) GSM-R standard.

MUMBAI, India, September 19 /PRNewswire/ --

About Nortel

MUMBAI, India, September 19 /PRNewswire/ --

Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications
capabilities that enhance the human experience, ignite and power
global commerce, and secure and protect the world's most critical
information. Our next- generation technologies, for both service
providers and enterprises, span access and core networks, support
multimedia and business-critical applications, and help eliminate
today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying
networks and connecting people with information. Nortel does business
in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit Nortel on the
Web at www.nortel.com. For the latest Nortel news, visit

MUMBAI, India, September 19 /PRNewswire/ --

Certain statements in this press release may contain words such as
" could", "expects", "may", "anticipates", "believes", "intends",
"estimates ", "targets", "envisions", "seeks" and other similar
language and are considered forward-looking statements or
information under applicable securities legislation. These
statements are based on Nortel's current expectations, estimates,
forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies
and markets in which Nortel operates. These statements are subject
to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which are
difficult to predict and the actual outcome may be materially
different. Further, actual results or events could differ materially
from those contemplated in forward-looking statements as a result of
the following (i) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's
restatements and related matters including: Nortel's most recent
restatement and two previous restatements of its financial
statements and related events; the negative impact on Nortel and NNL
of their most recent restatement and delay in filing their financial
statements and related periodic reports; legal judgments, fines,
penalties or settlements, or any substantial regulatory fines or
other penalties or sanctions, related to the ongoing regulatory and
criminal investigations of Nortel in the U.S. and Canada; any
significant pending civil litigation actions not encompassed by
Nortel's proposed class action settlement; any substantial cash
payment and /or significant dilution of Nortel's existing equity
positions resulting from the finalization and approval of its
proposed class action settlement, or if such proposed class action
settlement is not finalized, any larger settlements or awards of
damages in respect of such class actions; any unsuccessful
remediation of Nortel's material weaknesses in internal control over
financial reporting resulting in an inability to report Nortel's
results of operations and financial condition accurately and in a
timely manner; the time required to implement Nortel's remedial
measures; Nortel's inability to access, in its current form, its
shelf registration filed with the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission (SEC), and Nortel's below investment grade
credit rating and any further adverse effect on its credit rating
due to Nortel's restatements of its financial statements; any
adverse affect on Nortel's business and market price of its publicly
traded securities arising from continuing negative publicity related
to Nortel's restatements; Nortel's potential inability to attract or
retain the personnel necessary to achieve its business objectives;
any breach by Nortel of the continued listing requirements of the
NYSE or TSX causing the NYSE and/or the TSX to commence suspension
or delisting procedures; (ii) risks and uncertainties relating to
Nortel's business including: yearly and quarterly fluctuations of
Nortel's operating results; reduced demand and pricing pressures for
its products due to global economic conditions, significant
competition, competitive pricing practice, cautious capital spending
by customers, increased industry consolidation, rapidly changing
technologies, evolving industry standards, frequent new product
introductions and short product life cycles, and other trends and
industry characteristics affecting the telecommunications industry;
the sufficiency of recently announced restructuring actions,
including the potential for higher actual costs to be incurred in
connection with these restructuring actions compared to the
estimated costs of such actions and the ability to achieve the
targeted cost savings and reductions of Nortel's unfunded pension
liability deficit; any material and adverse affects on Nortel's
performance if its expectations regarding market demand for
particular products prove to be wrong or because of certain barriers
in its efforts to expand internationally; any reduction in Nortel's
operating results and any related volatility in the market price of
its publicly traded securities arising from any decline in its gross
margin, or fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; any
negative developments associated with Nortel's supply contract and
contract manufacturing agreements including as a result of using a
sole supplier for key optical networking solutions components, and
any defects or errors in Nortel's current or planned products; any
negative impact to Nortel of its failure to achieve its business
transformation objectives; additional valuation allowances for all or
a portion of its deferred tax assets; Nortel's failure to protect its
intellectual property rights, or any adverse judgments or settlements
arising out of disputes regarding intellectual property; changes in
regulation of the Internet and/or other aspects of the industry;
Nortel's failure to successfully operate or integrate its strategic
acquisitions, or failure to consummate or succeed with its strategic
alliances; any negative effect of Nortel's failure to evolve
adequately its financial and managerial control and reporting
systems and processes, manage and grow its business, or create an
effective risk management strategy; and (iii) risks and
uncertainties relating to Nortel's liquidity, financing arrangements
and capital including: the impact of Nortel's most recent restatement
and two previous restatements of its financial statements; any
inability of Nortel to manage cash flow fluctuations to fund working
capital requirements or achieve its business objectives in a timely
manner or obtain additional sources of funding; high levels of debt,
limitations on Nortel capitalizing on business opportunities because
of credit facility covenants, or on obtaining additional secured
debt pursuant to the provisions of indentures governing certain of
Nortel's public debt issues and the provisions of its credit
facilities; any increase of restricted cash requirements for Nortel
if it is unable to secure alternative support for obligations
arising from certain normal course business activities, or any
inability of Nortel's subsidiaries to provide it with sufficient
funding; any negative effect to Nortel of the need to make larger
defined benefit plans contributions in the future or exposure to
customer credit risks or inability of customers to fulfill payment
obligations under customer financing arrangements; any negative
impact on Nortel's ability to make future acquisitions, raise
capital, issue debt and retain employees arising from stock price
volatility and further declines in the market price of Nortel's
publicly traded securities, or any future share consolidation
resulting in a lower total market capitalization or adverse effect
on the liquidity of Nortel's common shares. For additional
information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see
Nortel's Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
and other securities filings with the SEC. Unless otherwise required
by applicable securities laws, Nortel disclaims any intention or
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

MUMBAI, India, September 19 /PRNewswire/ --

(x) Nortel, the Nortel logo and the Globemark are trademarks of
Nortel Networks.

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