Let’s see if there will be any announcements concerning Nortel’s Enterprise division come July 1, 2009.
It certainly seems that Nortel is literally done as all talk of restructuring their debt and emerging from bankruptcy have evaporated and the “everything must go” chant is flying about everywhere.
While it sounds like Nortel’s CDMA business and LTE R&D unit will go to Nokia Siemens pending the completion of the “stalking horse” deal, the jury is still out on Nortel’s Enterprise business although the rumors all point to Avaya as the front runner. If that comes to fruition it will be interesting to see how Avaya plans to transition existing customers away from legacy Nortel products to Avaya products. Or how long they will support the legacy Nortel software and/or equipment before they sunset it.
Is it time to jump ship yet… you might want to check that you have enough lifeboats.