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Nortel and PacketVideo Team Up for Wireless Streaming

Nortel (www.nortelnetworks.com) and PacketVideo ( www.packetvideo.com) announced an agreement to co-market wireless streaming media solutions. The companies say that the services could support wireless video messaging, wireless video games and remote video monitoring.

Nortel and PacketVideo plan to integrate these streaming media solutions into Nortel Networks UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) application and framework for wireless data access. They will be based on the MPEG-4 standard.

"Our new relationship with Nortel Networks aligns us with one of the leaders in wireless networking and opens up new opportunities with wireless carriers," said Ed Knapp, chief technology officer, PacketVideo. "We look forward to working with Nortel Networks to provide wireless carriers with the most advanced multimedia services on the market."

Additionally, PacketVideo will test its wireless streaming video solution over Nortel Networks infrastructure, and will optimize delivery over 2.5G and 3G wireless networks.

"The combination of our wireless infrastructure and PacketVideo streaming technology is expected to help generate new revenues for service providers and speed time-to-market for differentiated, added-value services," said Doug Lowther, vice president, Wireless Internet Applications, Nortel Networks.

PacketVideo recently released an updated version of its PVPlatform, for streaming audio and video to wireless devices.

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