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Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire

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As the carrier spending environment chills to the bone, optical equipment makers look to use the downtime to prepare their next-generation strategies.

In the case of Nortel Networks Corp. (NYSE/Toronto: NT), this raises the question: What's up with the HDX optical switch, the company's marquee next-generation product?

Last week, news leaked out that Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) was preparing an STS1 grooming switch; and, just last month, Lucent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LU) announced plans for its LambdaUnite, an OEO grooming switch (see Cisco Preps Stealth Switch and Lucent's LambdaUnite Busts Out). Meanwhile, Nortel's OpteraConnect HDX platform, which has been in development for over two years now, still hasn't been officially launched.

There are two possible explanations for the delay. One: The product just isn't ready for prime time. Two: It's ready to sell, but the carriers don't like it and the company hasn't found the "launch" customer.

According to analysts covering the company, Nortel said last summer that the HDX would be in customer trials by the third quarter of 2001 and would be generally available in the first quarter of 2002.

So far, Nortel has announced that Genuity Inc. (Nasdaq: GENU) is one of the trial customers. But it hasn't announced that the product is generally available.

Carrie Kasten, a spokesperson for the company, claims that Nortel never specifically stated when the product would be generally available; instead, when the company referred to delivery dates, it was talking about customer or testing availability and not general commercial availability.

"I know, it's very confusing," she says.

Kasten says the product will be "showcased" at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit (OFC) set for Anaheim, Calif. the week of March 17.

"It is available now and in customer trials," Kasten asserts. "[Furthermore], we have been consistent with our expectations on delivery dates for the HDX for the past year, meeting the commercial availability projection of end of year 2001 as it was placed into two North American customer trials."

In any case, the HDX appears to have lost credibility with Wall Street, which grumbles that the company isn't handling the product launch particularly well. That's not good, because it is seen by many as the key to the company's future.

Some analysts say the delay might be the result of lackluster support from customers. UBS Warburg analysts Nikos Theodosopoulos and Michael Urlocker stated their concern over the product in a note they published late last year.

"Based on recent feedback from several major U.S. carriers, we believe that Nortel’s new HDX optical crossconnect may be poised for a weak reception by U.S. carriers," they wrote. "In our informal survey of eight major U.S. carriers, not one has indicated a strong interest in deploying or putting into trial the HDX."

Contacted this week, Theodosopoulos and Urlocker declined to add any comment on the HDX.

Market research analyst Mark Lutkowitz, vice president of optical networking research at Communications Industry Researchers Inc. (CIR), says he has heard similar grumblings: "Service providers I’ve talked to say there is a huge problem with the cost and size of the box. I don’t see any of them deploying it in any big way."

The UBS Warburg analysts listed four main problems with the HDX box. First, it may be too big. The OperaConnect HDX has four times the capacity of the CoreDirector, a hot-selling switch from Ciena Corp. (Nasdaq: CIEN). HDX supports 7.68 Tbit/s per bay with scaleability to 40 Tbit/s per system. This makes for a high startup cost and is currently viewed as overkill. The product itself is rather large and consumes more power than some service providers can justify.

But Nortel's biggest problem may be in committing to and selling a new architecture. For this reason, Nortel appears to be hedging its bets between a ring-based or mesh-based optical network, and that may have caused part of the delay on the HDX.

It all adds up to a puzzle for the company, which will likely try to spin the product's delay, if it happens there are no willing buyers of the current product. That could force Nortel to rework the product to fit customer needs.

"Without the HDX, I don’t know where Nortel will go optically," says CIR's Lutkowitz. "They’re already late to the market, so you have to figure it will be a problem for at least a few years."

— Marguerite Reardon, Senior Editor, Light Reading
http://www.lightreading.com

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optical_leaders
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optical_leaders,
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12/4/2012 | 10:45:02 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
On your last point lets not forget LambdaUnite - STS1, OC-192, OC-768 etc

I agree with everything you said on the HDX - that thing will never sell (in decent size quantities), nevermind in a market like todays.
Nuetrino
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12/4/2012 | 10:45:20 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
Man, you and optigirl give the analysts a lot of credit, too much in my opinion.

There isn't a single financial analyst covering the the telecom sector that can find his ass these days. Be careful...

One thing you cannot discount about NT and LU - relative to the vendor community, they still have TREMENDOUS credibility and strong relationships with the majority of the worlds significant carriers. That means they base their forecast and investement strategy upon PRIMARY market data - the quality of which is superior to just about any other source.

Every carrier I know always had time for LU and NT no matter what troubles they were having




dave77777
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dave77777,
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12/4/2012 | 10:45:55 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
Looks like you were right.
butternoparsnips
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12/4/2012 | 10:48:06 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
Whatever happened to BrightLink. They apparently had a scalable STS-1 grooming switch that would go head to head with the Ciena CoreDirector and I think I read that they had some customer trials underway as well?


Tellium's "grooming" switch was only at 2.5G. Not really competitive with Coredirector.

puddnhead_wilson
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12/4/2012 | 10:51:34 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
>The only way they get into this market is through acquisition. Sycamore has a box, Tellium is available for $200M and there are other options as well.

interestingly the DB report (see my last msg) out today specifically looks at the the question of acquirees for these compaines, and NT doesn't make their short list for either. But who knows.
puddnhead_wilson
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puddnhead_wilson,
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12/4/2012 | 10:51:34 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
zweisel wrote:

>I was not referring to simple annual sales numbers (such as 11% of sales according to RHK 2001 numbers), I was referring to bandwidth market share

you did NOT. This is EXACTLY what you wrote (post 5 of this thread):

>how else did they garner over 75% of the optical market?

Call me Mr. Literal, but when you are writing about "bandwidth share" (whatever the heck THAT means, as others have already pointed out) don't you SAY "bandwidth" and not "market?" Hey, making mistakes or getting something wrong is no big deal, even the smartest do it. But bluffing and pretending you didn't when someone calls you on it, it's THAT kind of stuff that can make you look stupid.

By the way, I have some more refined market share numbers now (forgive me zweisel if I now revert to using the meaning of the term that everyone else in the world uses), courtesy of DB Alex Brown optical report out today (good read -- so far, it's 32 pages. they in turn got it from Dell'Oro). In 4Q01 NT share of WORLDWIDE TERRESTRIAL OPTICAL networking market was 15% (I guessed too high at 20%). CIEN share is 5%. LU is also 15%, and ALA is the leader with 23%. Includes SONET, WDM, and switching.
Lopez
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12/4/2012 | 10:51:36 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
And you simply have no manners. I was not referring to simple annual sales numbers (such as 11% of sales according to RHK 2001 numbers), I was referring to bandwidth market share. It is common knowledge that 75% of all Internat traffic runs on Nortel's equipment.

Ok, I think that the average hop count on the internet is about 15, so how many pieces of equipment are in those 15 hops? There are probably 50 companies that can claim this, certainly all the big ones (CSCO, ALA, LU, NT, etc.).
Lopez
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Lopez,
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12/4/2012 | 10:51:37 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
Remember all the noise when they cancelled OPC? They obviously knew there was no market for a terabit router and were not going to spend the $ to bring it out.

There is no market now, but there might be by the timeframe that OPC would have been ready.

So NT can't win by shelving a product whose market went away one day, or releasing one the next. When spending does pick up I think there may be a few takers for HDX.

Unless it has been eclipsed by another next gen box. Timing is everything, if HDX is hot sh*t, but comes out at a time that noone wants it, it doesn't matter. Remember Concord??
zweisel
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12/4/2012 | 10:51:38 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
optigirl wrote:

...75% of Optical Market? Where are you getting your facts, pal? You have no credibility..."

And you simply have no manners. I was not referring to simple annual sales numbers (such as 11% of sales according to RHK 2001 numbers), I was referring to bandwidth market share. It is common knowledge that 75% of all Internat traffic runs on Nortel's equipment.

You ignorant personal attack shows you character.

optigirl
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optigirl,
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12/4/2012 | 10:51:38 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
Please, spare us the lame PR spin about Nortel carrying 75% of the Internet. Cisco makes the same claim as could a few other vendors. It means nothing.

There's a big difference in "selling what you can" and "having nothing to sell" which is Nortel's problem. Ciena might not have the best or optimal product but hey, give them a call and they can send one over, turn it up and leave you the keys. Nortel cannot. And, even if they did have the product, they would not find any takers.

The only way they get into this market is through acquisition. Sycamore has a box, Tellium is available for $200M and there are other options as well.

Give up the cheerleading, pal. Most of your fellow posters outside of other Nortel employees are not buying the sales pitch.

zweisel
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12/4/2012 | 10:51:39 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
"...who talked to a bunch of carriers, and a slew of other people out there who have spoken to carriers, all have said that they found no interest in the product..."

Show me someone selling any product these days with so many carriers going bankrupt?!? Please, everyone in this industry is hurting even Ciena with that "perfect" CoreDirector. Ciena was also first to do DWDM and then got creamed by Nortel. The key is who will have the best product when the industry picks up (i.e. HDX).

OK, anonymously bash me because I have a different opinion.
puddnhead_wilson
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12/4/2012 | 10:51:47 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
the only thing I know for sure is they are working on OC-192, and OSMINE certification.

actually, AFAIK the most recent dirction they went on scaling is SMALLER, not bigger, with the CoreDirector SI.
melao
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12/4/2012 | 10:51:48 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
"in their last couple CCs they talked about higher integration of CD, K2, and ONI metro gear.

Not sure if that's what you're asking but hope it helps."

Well, it gave me new information, thanks. :) But what i asked is if Ciena is developing a Bigger, Denser version of CD for the future, because there are new ICs popping up all the time with much more functions integrated.
puddnhead_wilson
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12/4/2012 | 10:51:49 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
zweisel wrote:

>This message board is a riot. Nortel must be really stupid and HDX is garbage... how else did they garner over 75% of the optical market?

according to a recent RHK report -- costs $ but you can see a pie chart here:

http://www.rhk.com/

NT has 11% of the global telecommunications market, and in fact they are not even the leader, ALA is. Now you can argue (correctly) that this includes non-optical sales, but still this pie clearly shows that 75% is nowhere near accurate, since CIEN shows 6%, and I defy anyone to name a CIEN product that is NOT optical. so even just looking at the share split between NT and CIEN is 60/40, NT share of the total pie is obviously much less, there are plenty other players (and of course not all NT transport sales are optical).

Just trying to bring facts into the discussion, not wild unsubstantiated guesses. My wild, unstudied guess is that NT has maybe 20% the optical market, not "over 75%"
puddnhead_wilson
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12/4/2012 | 10:51:50 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
>Do you know if Ciena with is know-how on CD is looking forward to make a box more integrated than HDX ? Or any other vendor ?

in their last couple CCs they talked about higher integration of CD, K2, and ONI metro gear.

Not sure if that's what you're asking but hope it helps.
ericdu
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12/4/2012 | 10:51:51 PM
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I am a green-hand, could you give me a explanation on grooming switch?

melao
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melao,
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12/4/2012 | 10:51:51 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire


"As master of the obvious, I have to point out that the problem is, while NT is waiting for their market to materialize, components are getting more highly integrated, power consumption goes down, and some hot shot has figured out how to do what it does, better, and for less money."

Yeah that-s a very good point, but in the point of view of a product, probably in the meantime HDX will be a mature product, what can be a good marketing for HDX. Even though there will be a better box out it could be an unproven box.

I really believe that Nortel is missing the time.

Do you know if Ciena with is know-how on CD is looking forward to make a box more integrated than HDX ? Or any other vendor ?

Thanks,
Melao
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12/4/2012 | 10:51:52 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
Thanks for the clarification, manoflalambda.

I guess GX might not be classed as a "paying" customer now ;-)

In terms of the AT&T/Calient thing, I overheard an AT&T person and a Calient person speaking at a standards meeting. So I'm repeating gossip without a means to back it up as neither would want to be named. In addition I'd stress that the content of the discussion wasn't detailed enough for me to understand if this was a pilot or a rollout.

The Calient-Cisco thing is news to me. I know Calient has an "understanding" with Juniper, but I'd guess that just extends to the Ethernet formatting of optical control plane messages. This isn't covered in OIF UNI 1.0.

For transponders I'm basing this on a presentation by John Drake of Calient at a conference last year. He was highlighting the need for them in the context of interoperability rather than 3R, although his point was that with transponders you get 3R "for free".

hR
Twistall
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12/4/2012 | 10:52:02 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
melao sez:

Maybe in the future with the evr increasing need for bandwidth and provision automatization, the HDX may play a big part on the game.

As master of the obvious, I have to point out that the problem is, while NT is waiting for their market to materialize, components are getting more highly integrated, power consumption goes down, and some hot shot has figured out how to do what it does, better, and for less money.
manoflalambda
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12/4/2012 | 10:52:05 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
- Is the HDX the 3D MEMS OXC that Nortel bought from Xros (is that the right spelling...it was something like that, right?)?

The Xros OXC is now the PX.

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- Who actually wants one of these things? Lucent seem to be first out the gate with a 3D MEMS box, and I hear they've actually got some in customer sites. Are these revenue shipments or just loaners? How many boxes are they claiming?


Global Crossing and Japan Telecom are paying customers for LambdaRouter to date. There are other trials/"try and buys" in progress as well. Probably a couple dozen total to date.

- I guess one of the prime contenders for a 3D MEMS switch would be AT&T. Rumour has it that they're not using the LU switch, but are trialling Calient. But the Calient switch is pretty expensive - lots of transponders on there I think.


I had heard something about some Calient-Cisco collaboration. Was that in AT&T?

Where are the transponders in the Calient OXC? To provide a 3R or PM feature?

Salute,
Manoflalambda
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hyperunner,
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12/4/2012 | 10:52:11 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
Sorry for the basic questions, but I'm having an intellectual problem with this all-optical stuff.

- Is the HDX the 3D MEMS OXC that Nortel bought from Xros (is that the right spelling...it was something like that, right?)?

- How is 3D MEMS actually doing as a technology? Surely carriers would prefer not to have big switches with thousands of moving parts in them. And I hear 3D MEMS needs a ton of control code. Aren't Lucent claiming a million lines or so? That can't be good.

- Who actually wants one of these things? Lucent seem to be first out the gate with a 3D MEMS box, and I hear they've actually got some in customer sites. Are these revenue shipments or just loaners? How many boxes are they claiming?

- I guess one of the prime contenders for a 3D MEMS switch would be AT&T. Rumour has it that they're not using the LU switch, but are trialling Calient. But the Calient switch is pretty expensive - lots of transponders on there I think.

- So for "big" cross-connects we have LU, NT and Calient. None of them seems to be completely "optimal" designs (am I wrong here?). Is this why Ciena, Tellabs, Tellium and the other OEO crowd are still doing OK (of course nobody is actually doing *well*, I guess it's all relative).

Is the problem with the technology or the hype surrounding the all-optical network?

hR
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12/4/2012 | 10:52:11 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
LeCastor71 can you elaborate on your CD comments? Lousy operations, poor syslog to be specific.

Thanks
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12/4/2012 | 10:52:12 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
Heard a good rumor the other day in Ottawa...Nortel may be canning their long haul portfolio...sounds kind of unrealistic, thoughts?

EC
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12/4/2012 | 10:52:16 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
Question:

OK so, maybe HDX is a bit late and maybe there are some trial going on, but as McFadden was quoted as saying, ramp in sales will depend on the customers. Maybe the product has great potential down the road when carriers need higher capacity.

Question 1) what do you think Nortel management should do to maximize sales of the HDX in the next two years?

Question 2) is there any evidence Norty management are doing this?

Question 3) (maybe a side issue, maybe not) How is Frank Dunn perceived and is he doing the right things to restore sales, motivate engineers?

Edmund Fitzgerald
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12/4/2012 | 10:52:16 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
Hi LeCastor71,

I really think you-re right, but umustbejokin has a point.

As he said the HDX is MUCH bigger than the CoreDirector. Which means that, the market is a bit different, i mean, the Ciena box fits just well to the market nowaday. Maybe in the future with the evr increasing need for bandwidth and provision automatization, the HDX may play a big part on the game.

MAYBE, we don-t know how this market is going.

I used to work at NT, and i-ve read some papers about HDX development, it was supposed to add MPLS to HDX as far as i know. I have to take a closer look on some papers i have though.

But indeed HDX is way late, in 2000 i was at NT, they-ve made a HUGE announcement like -HDX the first multi-terabit optical switch on the market blah blah blah- and now it-s 2002 and nothing happened.

So to end this post i-ll say: I don-t know what to expect from NT. Maybe they-ll, and maybe not.

The only thing i can see is Alcatel gaining market share quarter after quarter...
LeCastor71
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12/4/2012 | 10:52:18 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
Surely your username suggests the content of your posts, right?

Hmmm, HDX :

1. Late to market
2. Now, there is no market (it vacated the building Aug 2001)
3. The alledged "market opportunity" has filed Chapter 11 or is about to (6/10 customers on their powerpoint charts)
4. The "Key customer contributors" to the HDX design all work for startups now...think Photuris, Movaz etc.
5. The power consumption & footprint metrics were always wrong
6. What does it leverage? Please let us all know : "MPLS?" - no ; "ASTN?" - really? when? ; "OTN/G.709?" - not quite..remember Nortel fought Lucent on anything useable in that spec to protect SONET ; "Packet core?" - cancelled, too bad, so sad.

So, let me cut to the point, OptiGirl is right and if you wanna say otherwise then please back it up with *fact*.

Look to the history of the development cycle and even more so look where most of the orginal platform backers work now - it ain't at Nortel.

How do I know? Call it <<in_site>>.

_______________________

On a side note, you know the really sad thing : the only thing out there today is CoreDirector for capacity, OC192c and STS-1 grooming. This market would be a lot better if Tellium or others could match with both transparency and STS-1 grooming. My thoughts on the CD? Lousy operations, poor syslog, bad fiber management etc. But the only game in town until at least HDX or another makes an appearance.


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umustbejokin
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12/4/2012 | 10:52:19 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
Geez Louise there optigirlfriend!!! Why don't you just go off like a nut job on the guy just because he has a different opinion than you? If we all depended on message boards and analysts for our infomation we would all be much more well informed, huh? It sounds to me like you have an agenda of your own.Let me guess, long CIEN? Maybe in the 401k, eh?

I thought that zweisel sounded pretty reasonable. Look we all know there is not much spending going on now, especially for gear in the 40Tbit/s range, but Nortel would not have spent the money to bring this product to market if it did not work and there was no market for it.

Remember all the noise when they cancelled OPC? They obviously knew there was no market for a terabit router and were not going to spend the $ to bring it out. Now lo and behold LR tells us that the ILECs are more interested in Multiservice Switching and NT is there with the PP20k. So NT can't win by shelving a product whose market went away one day, or releasing one the next. When spending does pick up I think there may be a few takers for HDX.
These message boards are beginning to feel like Yahoo for chrissakes...
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12/4/2012 | 10:52:22 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
Very good response optigirl.

I think Light Reading overall is doing
a good job.

I always come here to see if I will have a job
next week;)

LR anounced the demise of the last program I
was on way before "we knew".

Keep digging LR!
optigirl
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12/4/2012 | 10:52:23 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
75% of Optical Market? Where are you getting your facts, pal? What makes you think that they will be successful? Because they are Nortel? That sort of thinking got them in the mess that they are. (no slight against the rank and file who give their all. More of a slap against the clueless and not to mention dishonest management who lost a ton of shareholder wealth and cost a whole lot of people their jobs)

Read the posts on this and other related Nortel boards. Go read the ton of negative press coverage that this company has received. Is it a grand conspiracy? Is anyone who criticizes this company full of it? If so, you live in a strange world my friend. Between the CIR guy who talked to carriers, the UBS guys (who are pretty good IMO) who talked to a bunch of carriers, and a slew of other people out there who have spoken to carriers, all have said that they found no interest in the product.

You have no credibility.....you obviously work for Nortel or more likely their PR firm, RHK.

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12/4/2012 | 10:52:24 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
This message board is a riot. Nortel must be really stupid and HDX is garbage... how else did they garner over 75% of the optical market? Please, Nortel is a large successful company and will surely make HDX a success. The VP of CIR should check his facts before blindly making comments that are false... talk about lack of credibility...
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12/4/2012 | 10:52:24 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
well I think they've used CA (Customer Availability) and FCS (First Customer Ship) already. I'm sure there's more I havent seen
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12/4/2012 | 10:52:28 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
I'm willing to bet that the product has not been announced as GA because it is not yet ready to be sold to Genuity or other trial customers, that is, it doesn't do what it's supposed to do. They've obviously missed their target GA date and Nortel is now fudging what it "really meant" by GA. "Oh, you thought GA meant General Availability. No silly, GA means only available to trial partners." So when it is ready for everyone to buy, what are they going to announce it as?
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12/4/2012 | 10:52:29 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
Has anyone heard anything about Genuity's financial footing? (Sorry to be to lazy, er busy, to look it up) I have heard a rumor, and not that I need to be right here, that they are facing some severe financial problems.

Comments??
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12/4/2012 | 10:52:29 PM
re: Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
genuity trial was announced in august 2000 and it's still not live! maybe it's time for nortel to buy TELM at $100/share! then they'll actually win a *real* contract!
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Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.

During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.

She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.

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