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Belzebutt 12/4/2012 | 8:25:29 PM
re: Nortel's Got a Plan The HDX was actually unveiled last year. They had a huge party at Skyline with mountains of shrimp and other fine food. The guest speakers included Virtual Reality pioneer Jaron Lanier and the teen CEO of Relic Entertainment, makers of the game HomeWorld.

The OPC has also been in the works for a long time now.

Mary, did you actually fly in from Halifax to get this tour? I hope they showed you the Metro 2400, now THAT is cool. No more problems with birds flying into windows, we'll just fry them with lasers :)
jmd 12/4/2012 | 8:25:29 PM
re: Nortel's Got a Plan How many of these product initiatives were conceived prior to the current crisis?
^Eagle^ 12/4/2012 | 8:25:29 PM
re: Nortel's Got a Plan ALL of these product initiatives were started WELL before the current/recent crises.

These kinds of developments take much longer than a couple of quarters. Most of them were begun as long as 2 year or more ago.

This is very reliable information...no fluff or spin.

The products work!

The only one taking a much longer time than planned was the 1000x1000 all optica mems based switch acquired from XROS. Good thing for nortel is the market is not quite ready for that box at this time...so no real concerns about being late on that one. The HDX will more than suffice for next several quarters.

sailboat.
jimmy 12/4/2012 | 8:25:28 PM
re: Nortel's Got a Plan Sub 2.4 Gbit grooming is required in the network. The cost of grooming is in the I/O, not the core. If you deploy both a Tellium switch for 2.5 Gbit management and HDX or Ciena Core Director for sub 2.5 gbit (STS-1 and above)your network capital costs increase because of inter-machine cabling ....Additionally, operation cost associated with two fabrics are 3x more expensive than to manage one.

I pitty those who buy into Tellium when they IPO; they're toast. Ask Cisco about Monterey.
PBC 12/4/2012 | 8:25:27 PM
re: Nortel's Got a Plan What's the word out there with respect to Nortel and Juniper hooking up and having Kriens run the whole show?

-PBC
Belzebutt 12/4/2012 | 8:25:26 PM
re: Nortel's Got a Plan I seriously doubt that a small nimble company like Juniper would want to merge with a behemoth like Nortel. It would totally disrupt their culture. Nortel's latest financial results also don't make them the most attractive merger candidate...
jmd 12/4/2012 | 8:25:26 PM
re: Nortel's Got a Plan ItGs not good enough that people are hoping the market will just pickup itGs previous trends G it will change after something like this GǪ service providers were creamed and their focus has already changed. The products that made sense last year may not make as much sense now. The GplanG needs to address this before customers can get excited about what NortelGs plans are (...cool technology aside).
Napper 12/4/2012 | 8:25:22 PM
re: Nortel's Got a Plan Mary,

Mumford pulled the wool over your eyes.

There is no plan. At present, the only plans in Nortel are self-preservation plans created by undeserving executives. The Optical Ethernet is a classic example of hundreds of nincompoops running around the country on road shows in a space that Nortel is almost sure to lose to Cisco, Foundry and Extreme. In fact the game is almost over. And in spite of Nortel's pronouncements to the contrary, the solution story that Nortel is spinning, is considered a joke in the industry.

The elimination round of executives to be given pink slips needs to start with Roth's cabinet, which is the weakest it has been for years. Politics have propelled these individuals to where they are but the market should take them down. Other messages to Lightreading (http://www.lightreading.com/do... have identified a few that need to be axed but the scalpel should go much deeper if Nortel should survive as a company.

One should not be surprised that a year from now, Lucent emerges as a far stronger company than Nortel. The situation internally in Nortel is that pathetic. Interesting to see that it took a shake-up in the market for this to get exposed.

Internally, nobody gives OPC a chance. Meanwhile Juniper is taking Nortel for a long ride under the guise of a partnership. Scott Kriens would not waste one moment pondering any merger plans.

And nobody gives the HDX a reasonable shot against Ciena's CoreDirector.

But ignoring all kinds of product problems, Nortel needs to trim its executive staff if the rest of the organization is to be even marginally inspired.

And the message to Mr. Roth is: "Start Now".
gladysnight 12/4/2012 | 8:25:20 PM
re: Nortel's Got a Plan
My plan is called "short NT"
jmd 12/4/2012 | 8:25:18 PM
re: Nortel's Got a Plan Napper says:
GǣAnd the message to Mr. Roth is: "Start Now".Gǥ

Actually, pass the smelling salts to the board G CanadaGs high tech leader is adrift, listing badly and the captain has been washed overboard.
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