Joint Universities Computer Centre Enables Real-Time Collaboration for Hong Kong and International Universities With Nortel Metro Ethernet Solution

Geschrieben am 05-12-2006

Hong Kong (ots/PRNewswire) -

- Enhances Research and Resource Sharing for Students and

The Joint Universities Computer Centre (JUCC) of Hong Kong is
using the high-speed, high-bandwidth power of Metro Ethernet
technology from Nortel(x) (NYSE/TSX: NT) to allow faculty and
students of its eight member universities to communicate and
collaborate in real-time with counterparts in Asia and around the

The new JUCC network significantly enhances collaborative research
and resource sharing capabilities for its eight-member universities,
providing instant online access to high-bandwidth services such as
library databases, Web-based courses, distance learning,
telemedicine, multimedia applications, video conferencing and more.
Other universities, local and overseas, will connect to the new
Metro Ethernet infrastructure via JUCC's existing wide area network
(WAN) - the Hong Kong Academic and Research Network (HARNET).

"The Joint Universities Computer Centre's mission is to contribute
to the ongoing development of information technology in the Hong
Kong educational community and to advance our relationship with
other academic institutions," said Dr. Nam Ng, director, JUCC.
"Nortel's solution is enabling us to create a next-generation
networking environment for our eight-member institutions and to
provide a vehicle for expanding our contribution to education and
research across our region and internationally."

"Nortel technology provides the foundation for JUCC to create a
real- time collaborative communications environment for its
universities," said David Wong, managing director, Hong Kong,
Nortel. "The high-speed capabilities of Nortel's Metro Ethernet
technology boost student and staff productivity and efficiency, as
well as enhance their ability to work together on research projects
and education initiatives wherever their colleagues are located."

JUCC is deploying Nortel's Optical Multiservice Edge 6500 and
Optical Metro 5000 Series platforms - integral components of
Nortel's Metro Ethernet Solutions - to provide Gigabit Ethernet and
Fiber Channel connectivity for the collaborative research network
and for inter- university data storage applications.

Member institutions of the JUCC initiative are: University of Hong
Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic
University, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist
University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Lingnan
University and Hong Kong Institute of Education. Implementation of
the new JUCC network has been handled by Nortel Hong Kong business
partner PCCW.

More than 10,000 education customers worldwide have installed
communications solutions from Nortel. In global research and
education, Nortel has provided optical solutions to
Netherlands-based SURFnet and Internet2 in the United States, and to
Canada's advanced Internet development organization, CANARIE.

The Nortel Metro Ethernet Networks portfolio includes solutions
for multiservice optical, carrier Ethernet and wireless backhaul.
The portfolio enables service providers to address the growth of
high-bandwidth video and data applications in their metro networks
by deploying Ethernet as the universal transport layer for any
service they wish to offer, including next-generation services such
as triple and quadruple play, wireless video and data and Ethernet
business connectivity.

HONG KONG, December 5 /PRNewswire/ --

About Nortel

HONG KONG, December 5 /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 www.nortel.com/news.

HONG KONG, December 5 /PRNewswire/ --

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"estimates ", "targets", "envisions", "seeks" and other similar
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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 approval of its proposed class action
settlement; 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, including completion of the sale of its
UMTS access business to Alcatel-Lucent; 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 support 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 support facility; 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 the 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 Reports 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

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