Nortel as the world has known it is no more. But Avaya, after plunking down $900 million for the networking firm’s enterprise business, has big plans for the integration and explains what it will mean for its customers. Enterprise Networking Planet takes a look at what’s coming.
Barely a month after formally closing its $900 million acquisition of the Nortel Enterprise business, Avaya today rolled out a new integrated roadmap for the two companies.
Under the plan, Avaya will change the way Nortel customers are supported and provide an evolutionary path for growing the capabilities of the product suites of both companies. The integrated Avaya/ Nortel portfolio will include former Nortel data networking products as well as unified communications.
The new roadmap comes at an opportune time for Avaya as the market for unified communications is projected to experience rapid growth over the next several years.
“This portfolio brings together the best of Nortel with the best of Avaya to create significant business value for our customers,” Avaya Vice President Alan Baratz told reporters at a press conference today.