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Nortel Placed in Leaders Quadrant in 2007 Unified Communications Magic Quadrant

  • 19 September, 2007 09:00

<p>Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute</p>
<p>Stamford, Conn. – Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT] has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in the ‘2007 Unified Communications Magic Quadrant’ report.</p>
<p>According to the Gartner report, "The Leaders quadrant contains vendors selling comprehensive and integrated UC solutions that directly, or with well-defined partnerships, address the full range of market needs. These vendors have defined migration and evolution plans for their products in core UC areas and are using their solution sets to enter new clients into their client roster, and to expand their footprint in their existing client base in new function areas."</p>
<p>The Gartner report also stated, “UC offers the ability to significantly improve how individuals, groups and companies interact and perform. UC enables multiple communication channels to be coordinated. Key technologies include Internet Protocol (IP)-PBX, voice over IP (VoIP), presence, e-mail, audio and Web conferencing, videoconferencing, voice mail, unified messaging and instant messaging (IM).”</p>
<p>Nortel’s unified communications solutions allow users to experience streamlined communications within their business application by bringing voice, data and video together into a single integrated solution. From Nortel’s cornerstone product – the Communication Server (CS) 1000 – to the advanced multimedia integration of Multimedia Communications Server (MCS) 5100, Nortel continues to innovate and build off its leadership position in unified communications.</p>
<p>Nortel and Microsoft recently celebrated the one year anniversary of the Nortel and Microsoft Innovative Communications Alliance, a unique partnership designed to transform business communications by combining Nortel’s network quality and Microsoft’s reliable unified communications software. Today, businesses are embracing the benefits of the alliance and have purchased and are deploying more than 430,000 licenses for joint solutions. As such, these customers are enhancing their business communications for improved productivity and to help lower total cost of ownership.</p>
<p>Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications, 2007 can be viewed at: http://www.nortel.com/promotions/magic_quadrant_2007/index.html.</p>
<p>About Nortel</p>
<p>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 www.nortel.com. For the latest Nortel news, visit www.nortel.com/news.</p>
<p>About the Magic Quadrant</p>
<p>The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted August 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.</p>
<p>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 from those contemplated in forward-looking statements. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see Nortel’s Annual Report on Form10-K, 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 otherwise.</p>
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<p>*Nortel, the Nortel logo and the Globemark are trademarks of Nortel Networks.</p>
<p>Use of the terms “partner” and “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership between Nortel and any other party.</p>
<p>Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications, 2007" by Bern Elliot, August 20, 2007</p>

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