Mexico's Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa Goes Mobile with Nortel


Students, Faculty Access Internet Anywhere, Anytime Using Mesh Technology

SINALOA, Mexico, May 29 /Students and faculty of Mexico's Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa can now access the Internet for e-mail, instant messaging and other Web-based applications virtually anywhere, anytime on its 25-acre campus using an advanced wireless mesh network solution from Nortel(x) (NYSE/TSX:NT).

Autonoma de Sinaloa users can be more efficient and productive through secure access to a variety of communications tools available from almost any campus location - indoors or outdoors - using laptop or handheld computing devices. These communications tools, also based on solutions from Nortel, include some of the latest voice, data and multimedia communications services.

Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa is the first public university in Latin America to deploy Nortel's Wireless Mesh Network solution.

"Nortel's technology helps drive innovation in communications at educational institutions around the world," said Pablo Vazquez Oria, president and CEO of Nortel Mexico and Central America. "Through our work with institutions such as Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Nortel is supporting the development of new approaches in education essential to attracting students from other countries and regions."

Wireless mesh technology links small access points mounted on street lamps, telephone poles, buildings and other locations to form a local network that can provide affordable mobile data and voice communications throughout a campus or city. It uses the ubiquitous WiFi (802.11) standard, meaning that wireless computing devices equipped with WiFi capability require no new hardware or software to access the network.

In addition to new features and productivity improvements, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa expects Nortel's VoIP solution to help reduce communications costs. The University is also using Nortel's Virtual Private Network solution to manage secure access to the network.

About Nortel

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 nortel.com/news.

Source: Nortel

CONTACT: Fabiana Coelho, +55 11 5644-4334, fcoelho@nortel.com;
Christie Blake, (978) 288-8439, christbl@nortel.com

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