Cingular will use equipment from Nortel to provide customer location infrastructure for its wireless network. To so-called home location register (HLR) software is part of Cingular’s upgrade to more advanced, new generation wireless services.

HLR will enable Cingular to track, manage, confirm, route and provision services for individual users. Cingular said Nortel also will enable the company to add more 3-G network services with minimal capital spending.