Nortel VoIP Group To Be Acquired?

Updated: January 07, 2011

There is a rumor floating around the VoIP/Internet Telephony community that the VoIP division of troubled telecom giant Nortel is to be acquired by rival Sonus. You might want to know why, but the simple answer is that Nortel has been in financial trouble for some time and the VoIP division is a successful asset that may be able to keep the rest of the company afloat for the right price. By any measure Nortel is one of the three biggest VoIP providers in North& America and in some areas, like softswitches, it is clearly the market leader.

Sonus is a smaller company than Nortel, but a more specialized one. And the concern for customers will be if ti is up to delivering the enterprise and beyond level of support that Nortel's big customers will want.

Of course, other potential buyers could step in or be involved at any point, so this is by no means a done deal - just a rumor.

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