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Nortel Inks Pacts with Suddenlink, Liberty Global

Nortel Networks announced agreements with Suddenlink Communications and Liberty Global Wednesday.

Suddenlink, formerly Cebridge Connections, will use a voice-over-Internet-protocol solution from Nortel to provide a suite of telephone and multimedia services to its customers. The operator will also convert approximately 30,000 telephony subscribers acquired from Cox Communications.

And Liberty Global signed a global purchase agreement with Nortel to cover purchases through 2007. The GPA gives Liberty Global access to a uniform purchasing process and pricing terms for Nortel's cable VoIP and optical solutions and services.

Nortel is now an approved vendor across Liberty Global's cable subsidiaries -- including UPC Broadband in Europe, Jupiter Telecommunications in Japan and VTR in Chile -- serving 15 million subscribers in 18 countries.