Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Nortel Focuses 4G, Carrier Ethernet and Unified Communications

Nortel is targeting the next wave of "hyperconnectivity" by focusing its R&D in three key areas, said Nortel President and CEO Mike Zafirovski, speaking at an Investor Technology Day conference in Ottawa. The basic premise of hyperconnectivity is that "anything that can be connected and would benefit from being connected will be connected." This means person-to-person, person-to-machine, and person-to-person connectivity.

Nortel R&D will focus on: 4G mobile broadband, Carrier Ethernet and Unified Communications.

Company executives outlined a six-part strategy to transform the company, seeking to pull overall margins to 43%.

As part of the event, Nortel hosted demonstrations of Fixed-Mobile Convergence, 4G WiMAX and LTE, and Provider Backbone Transport and 40-Gigabit optical transport innovations.

Nortel also demonstrated a prototype of an emergency response solution that will automatically assemble emergency response teams (ERT), establish required communication channels and ensure that vital data is available where required.


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