Nortel VoIP and MEN speculation continues

It appears a number of companies may still be in the running as buyers in Nortel's separate sales of its VoIP and Metro Ethernet Networks units. Canada's Financial post reports Nortel is close to getting an offer for its VoIP business, and though the company isn't saying where it might come from, good bets include Nokia Siemens Networks or Sonus Networks, among others. (One analyst says in Light Reading that she's betting on Sonus).

Meanwhile, NSN also may be a potential bidder for the MEN unit, though perhaps via a joint bid with Juniper Networks, the Light Reading story suggests.

The process of dismantling Nortel is taking quite a long time, and I'm wondering if the company will still be with us well into 2010, despite the departure of its CEO.

For more:
The Financial Post has this story
Light Reading has this report

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