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November 12, 2009  1:49 PM

ZeroCom

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3Com, Avaya, Brocade, Extreme, H3C, HP, HP ProCurve, Nortel

So it looks like the end of another era - that of 3Com - with the announcement that HP is buying what was once THE shining light of Ethernet(working) for $2.7bn.

Even if the company that the French wonderfully called "twa-com" is a Hank Marvin of its former self, given its recent...

October 9, 2009  1:42 PM

No I’m Not Dead Honest, Just Suffering From Temporary Death By Travel…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3, Acer, Avaya, Data centres, MSC, Nortel, samsung, vista, Vodafone, VoIP, Voipex, XP

For anyone else who travels as much as I seem to at the moment, you have my deepest sympathies.

Finally back "home" after over six weeks on the road, almost entirely in England. Well, at least I did catch the English "summer" now relocated to September (except it always has been the...


August 6, 2009  9:31 AM

Bye Bye Nortel – Bye Bye Bay – Bye Bye Avaya? Bye Bye Vista!

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Avaya, Broadband, Broadband-Testing, Nortel, ProCurve, VoIP, Voipex

So it looks like the Enterprise networking division of Nortel is going to Avaya after all.

Shame, 'cos I really liked the idea of it being bought out and Bay Networks being reinvented - from an original idea by (ex-ProCurve) John McHugh, who took over the ailing (been waiting years to...


March 11, 2009  6:39 PM

Lies, Damn Lies and Green-Washing

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cisco, Ethernet switching, Nortel, power consumption, ProCurve

Interesting to see a little Cisco video up on its website:

CISCO video

It talks about "green" networking being basically a load of b******s - "just paint a switch green and you have green...


February 25, 2009  11:30 AM

Load Unbalanced

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
ADC, Alteon, jetNEXUS, Load balancing, Nortel, RADware

So, as the fall-out from Nortel's demise continues, we see that it agreed to sell the assets of its old Alteon division/technology to Radware for around £12m as part of its bankruptcy restructuring plan. Considering that it paid almost $8bn back in 2000, that's...


January 15, 2009  11:08 AM

Down, Down Deeper And Down: The fate of Nortel

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
ISPs, Mergers, Netgear, Nortel

Rock bands are incredibly good at re-inventing themselves.

Think of Led Zep's mega-successful O2 gig a year ago, Status Quo back on tour this year, the likes of Deep Purple, Stones etc , all still going strong. And when I say "re-invent" actually they're just churning out minor...


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