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'In-Vehicle' 3G Wireless Internet
Posted: 01-Aug-2000 [Source: Nortel press release]

[A fully operational 'in-vehicle' cdma2000 demonstration was conducted today by Nortel, TELUS Mobility, and ]

Calgary, Alberta -- Nortel Networks [NYSE/TSE: NT], TELUS Mobility and today showcased a fully operational, 'in-vehicle' mobile solution called AIME* (Advanced Intelligent Mobile Entertainment) that delivers Wireless Internet, personalized information and streaming multimedia content into automobiles.

This solution was demonstrated as part of a live, over-the-air, cdma2000 third generation (3G) Wireless Internet trial that Nortel Networks and TELUS Mobility are conducting in Calgary.

AIME is a prototype in-vehicle multimedia solution that delivers mobile e-commerce, infotainment, messaging, news, traffic, weather, location-based advertising and other, user-defined services. AIME operates on the TELUS Mobility network using Nortel Networks next generation cdma2000 1XRTT Wireless Internet technology, which is designed to provide packet data transmission at speeds up to 144 kilobits per second for 'always on' Internet access from mobile devices.

"This is an example of our aggressive strategy to rollout cost effective, fully packetized, end-to-end network solutions for the next generation high-performance Wireless Internet," said Peter MacKinnon, vice-president, Wireless Internet Strategic Marketing, Nortel Networks. "By uniting our strengths in Internet Protocol (IP), Optical Internet and Wireless Internet, we are helping customers optimize their infrastructure to deliver highly targeted, efficient and profitable services to their customers."

"We're proud to be working with Nortel Networks and on this ground-breaking initiative," said John Maduri, president, TELUS Mobility. "TELUS Mobility was the first company in Western Canada to launch a Wireless Internet offering, called i-Web Data Services. We will maintain our leading position by being part of innovative trials like these, continuing to evolve our wireless network, and delivering to our customers the benefits of next generation wireless services and the wireless data revolution."

"Aligning our capabilities with TELUS Mobility and Nortel Networks enables us to offer new, innovative wireless applications that customers need to harness the immense power of the mobile Internet," said Duncan Ratcliffe, president, "Products like AIME are important because they offer wireless customers enhanced capabilities."


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