Nortel Networks admitted last week at Interop that some of the vendor's enterprise customers, a group it increasingly has counted on in recent years, have slowed or paused their typical purchasing patterns, a response to both the ongoing economic environment and the lingering uncertainty about vendor's future after its bankruptcy protection period. It will be more than two months until the company emerges from Chapter 11, and there has been a great deal of speculation about potential buyers for various parts of Nortel.
The company has said in the recent past that customers were still buying gear from Nortel, and the firm continues to push new products, such as a new enterprise data center switch it announced at last week's show.
- Network World has this report
NSN and Sonus Networks reportedly have been eyeing Nortel assets