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Nortel and BT Enhance Capital Market Trading Effectiveness

New Solution Enables Cost-Effective Access and Business Continuity for Trading Room Operations Worldwide

(PresseBox) (Frankfurt am Main , ) Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT] and BT have collaborated to bring to market ITS Anywhere for Nortel, a platform that enables investors’ phone calls and communications to be monitored and accessed on or off the trading floor – providing enhanced information access and business continuity for capital market trading organisations across the globe.

BT’s ITS Anywhere for Nortel extends consistent mobile access to all trading information by allowing calls and information to be viewed on remote and off-floor devices at the same time as it’s received by trading floor turrets and multimedia desktop devices.

“In a world where operational flexibility is vital, and threats to business continuity are coming from new and unexpected sources, trading organisations need to ensure they can keep working – no matter what,” said Mark Weeks, leader, BT global account team, Nortel. “By extending access to trading information beyond just the trading floor, BT’s ITS Anywhere for Nortel will give the required degree of trading consistency and flexibility, as well as meeting compliance requirements such as voice recording at a centralised point.”

“By liberating voice trading communications from its traditional fixed location, a virtual trading environment can be created which enables staff to work in a more flexible manner, using a wider range of devices,” said Phil Mottram, managing director, BT Trading Systems. “Our collaboration with Nortel means that customers can now leverage their existing investment in the Nortel PBX infrastructure and BT’s ITS trading platform to extend trading floor information to off-floor users, branch offices and other remote locations as required.

Using ITS Anywhere for Nortel, traders, analysts, researchers and operations management teams can access the services of BT’s ITS platform and achieve greater flexibility, efficiency and mobility across trading operations and teams.

BT’s ITS Anywhere for Nortel solution is designed for capital markets organisations, like financial markets and energy companies, that want to move to an environment where the enterprise IP telephony system can complement and interact with existing ITS trading turrets, such as ITS.Netrix. This is particularly beneficial where trading information is required by an operations manager or an analyst rather than a trader, and the cost of a full trading turret is not justifiable. By widening access to ITS services and augmenting turrets with IP Phone 2007, BT’s ITS Anywhere for Nortel reduces the total cost of ownership while simultaneously providing a greater operations resiliency through highly reliable and highly secure information access away from the trading floor.

About BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include networked IT services; local, national and international telecommunications services; higher-value broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.

In the year ended 31 March 2007, BT Group plc's revenue was £20,223 million with profit before taxation of £2,484 million.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.
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Nortel GmbH

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.