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Nortel in wireless frenzy

Nortel Networks made more than a half dozen announcements Wednesday for its wireless customers.The network gear maker said Wednesday that France's second largest telecom operator, Cegetel, will be using Nortel's equipment to build a wireless backbone. It's Nortel's sixth such agreement in nine months. Also, cell-phone maker Motorola and Nortel will be marketing a combination Motorola handset/Nortel infrastructure package, the two companies announced. Other Nortel deals announced Wednesday have pushed it into the hot location-based services market. Nortel will be using MapInfo content, for example, to offer services like driving directions and traffic and weather conditions to just about any wireless device.

Nortel Networks made more than a half dozen announcements Wednesday for its wireless customers.

The network gear maker said Wednesday that France's second largest telecom operator, Cegetel, will be using Nortel's equipment to build a wireless backbone. It's Nortel's sixth such agreement in nine months. Also, cell-phone maker Motorola and Nortel will be marketing a combination Motorola handset/Nortel infrastructure package, the two companies announced. Other Nortel deals announced Wednesday have pushed it into the hot location-based services market. Nortel will be using MapInfo content, for example, to offer services like driving directions and traffic and weather conditions to just about any wireless device.