It’s now official – the Nortel/Avaya deal has closed. As of today, Avaya has expanded its portfolio, enlarged its customer base and broadened its global reach…
It would seem the deal is officially done. The words above appeared on the Nortel Enterprise Technology blog yesterday afternoon. I also know that the Nortel sales team responsible for Southern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey were essentially fired by Nortel as of Friday’s close of business. Those that have been offered positions will become Avaya employees on Monday.
With the acquisition complete the clock is now running for Avaya to produce a product roadmap to Nortel/Avaya customers. There’s been a lot of speculation as to which products will make the cut and how Avaya might integrate some of the Nortel products into their portfolio. I won’t add to that speculation other than to say there are a lot of eager Nortel customers waiting on Avaya to release their product roadmap.
You can find the official press release from Avaya here.