Avaya wins Nortel enterprise business for $900 million

Avaya has emerged because the winning bidder for Nortel’s enterprise business, beating out Siemens Enterprise Communications over the weekend.

The firm can pay $900 million for the unit, Nortel’s Government Solutions cluster and DiamondWare Ltd., a Nortel-owned maker of softphones. Avaya also will contribute a further pool of $15 million for an employee retention program. That value is almost twice what Avaya was initially said to be shopping for the enterprise business for back in July before auction bidding kicked in. Continue reading “Avaya wins Nortel enterprise business for $900 million”

Avaya lays out Nortel migration road map

The set up significantly addresses how the corporate can eliminate overlap between its own and Nortel’s product lines, generally favoring Avaya technology, generally Nortel’s, within the areas of unified communications, contact centers, tiny and midsize businesses further as network infrastructure. At an equivalent time the set up permits value savings via SIP trunking which is able to let customers send voice and knowledge over one pipe instead of multiple lines and alternative reduced prices by centralizing administration of company phone systems, Avaya says.

The net result, says Alan Baratz, senior vp and president for international Communication Solutions at Avaya, is expanded capabilities, reduced prices and fewer disruptive amendment. Continue reading “Avaya lays out Nortel migration road map”