Nortel Signs Supply Deal with AT&T for Digital Wireless

With an e-business relationship to enable more rapid
response to demand for wireless services, Nortel Networks secured a
supply agreement with AT&T for wireless
network equipment and services that could be worth US$600 million over
three years.

“This relationship with Nortel Networks will help us stay ahead of
growing wireless demand as reflected in the success of many of our
bundled services, including Digital One Rate and AT&T’s Wireless Family
Plan,” said Dan Hesse, president and chief executive officer, AT&T
Wireless Services.

Nortel Networks is expected to supply TDMA IS-136 wireless equipment and
services in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. It also
expects a role in the evolution of the AT&T
Wireless network to 3G.IP, an IP (Internet Protocol) architecture for
third-generation (3G) mobile communications services.
AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. operates one of the largest digital
wireless networks in North America providing wireless voice and data
communication services.

Nortel Networks is a global leader in telephony, data, wireless and
wireline solutions for the Internet.
It is creating a high-performance Internet while redefining the
economics of networking and the Internet through unified networks that
promise collaboration, communications and commerce.

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