Cox Communications awards Nortel Networks $65-million supply agreement

November 13, 2002--Multi-service broadband communications company Cox Communications Inc. has awarded Nortel Networks a three-year supply agreement estimated at approximately $65 million.

Nov 13th, 2002

Multi-service broadband communications company Cox Communications Inc. has awarded Nortel Networks a three-year supply agreement estimated at approximately $65 million.

Under this new agreement, Cox will continue to deploy products from Nortel's portfolio to expand its subscriber base and continue to offer 'best-in-class' telecommunications services, explain company representatives.

"We have had tremendous success with our telephone and optical transport services and we will further expand our network to accommodate growth," contends Albert Young, vice president, Telephony and Transport Engineering, Cox Communications. "We are committed to leveraging our existing infrastructure and to complementing it with best-in-class technology to offer our residential and business customers a very affordable, convenient bundle of high-quality communications services. We chose Nortel Networks because of our previous history of success with them."

As part of the supply agreement, Cox plans to deploy Nortel Networks' Optical Ethernet and next generation SONET equipment--including Nortel's OPTera Metro 3100, 3400 and 3500 Multiservice Platforms--to increase network capacity and enhance its ability to offer best-in-class telecommunications services.

Cox also expects to deploy products from Nortel Networks proven DMS telephony switching portfolio to enable cost-effective accommodation of additional residential and commercial telephone subscribers. Cox will be able to leverage investments in DMS in future deployments of voice-over-Internet-Protocol technologies and architectures.

In October, Nortel Networks announced that Cox would deploy its Optical Ethernet equipment--including Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) technology--in San Diego, CA to offer new metro services like virtual local area networks.

For more information about Nortel Networks (Ottawa, Ontario), visit the company's Web site at www.nortelnetworks.com.

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