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TELECOMWORLDWIRE-17 February 2009-Nortel collaborates with IBM(C)1994-2009 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

Nortel (TSX:NT)(OTC:NRTLQ), a communications technology company, is collaborating with information technology company IBM (NYSE:IBM) to integrate its communication functions, initially voice and conferencing, with IBM's LotusLive.

According to the company, LotusLive is a new hosted social networking and collaboration service designed to help business customers increase productivity with easy file sharing, e-mail, web conferencing and on-line events services over the Internet. To enable easy voice communication in IBM's LotusLive, Nortel has integrated click-to-call and click-to-conference capabilities via its new Communications as a Service (CaaS) Transaction Broker application announced on Monday (16 February) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

The announcement is understood to expand on Nortel and IBM's collaboration in the unified communications market. The communication services that integrate with LotusLive services will be hosted and offered by service providers and enabled by Nortel.

Nortel's CaaS Transaction Broker allows communication services including conferencing, click-to-call, instant message (IM), video and media services to be integrated into Software as a Service offerings, gaming environments, social networking sites, web mail and wireless TV. The solution allows service providers and business customers to authorise as well as deliver, account and manage these communication services made through web service requests.

No financial details were disclosed.

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