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GenBand set to rock and roll with Nortel acquisition

By: Trefor Davies | Tuesday, 4 May, 2010

Next up in the guest stitched up to play the guitar in front of a totally uncritical audience is Jason Dackins of GenBand. Up until a few months ago I had never heard of Genband.  Now they are about to become one of my most important strategic partners as they acquire the Nortel carrier division, CVAS. GenBand is being...

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Businessvoip

Date set for end of Nortel era

By: Trefor Davies | Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Nortel has set February 25th as the date for the auction of CVAS, the jewel in its crown. The acronym stands for Carrier VoIP Applications Solutions and is basically the world leading Nortel carrier division. The current bid in from GENBAND is a low US$282 million.  This however is just a starter with the end point expected to be much higher...

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Engineerinternet

First 100Gbps commercially available optical network rolled out by Nortel and Verizon

By: Trefor Davies | Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

Nortel yesterday announced that Verizon had implemented the first commercially available 100Gbps network on a 893km link between Paris and Frankfurt. There are several significant (or at least  I think they are interesting) points to be made regarding this milestone. First of all Nortel is clearly a leader in Optical technology, as it is in a number of its...

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ArchivedBusiness

Timico conference wrap up

By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 23 October, 2009

I’d just like to thank all who came to the Timico conference at Stapleford Park in Leicestershire on Wednesday.  This is an annual event that we hold to get closer to our customers and to brief them on up and coming technologies and products. We crammed 120 or so guests into the Grand Hall at the hotel and had...

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Businessengineering

Cisco on acquisition trail

By: Trefor Davies | Tuesday, 7 April, 2009

I see that Cisco is notionally on the acquisition trail which doesn’t come as a surprise.  It is a good time to be cash rich. It wouldn’t surprise me either to find out that Cisco has been sniffing around the Nortel Carrier Division.  It would be a great fit.  I don’t think it will be too long before we...

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BusinessinternetUC

Project Chainsaw web.alive and Lenovo

By: Trefor Davies | Thursday, 12 March, 2009

In my systematic tour of the UC09 Exhibition yesterday I sat through my first real life Telepresence demo on the Cisco/BT stand. Very impressive technology. It really was just like being in the same room, such was the quality of the video. I then sauntered along to the Nortel stand. Nortel have similar technology but seem to have made...

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Businessvoip

"Unified Communications" is dead on its feet

By: tref | Wednesday, 11 February, 2009

As 2009 evolves it is becoming much clearer where the world of Unified Communications is going. UC has always meant different things to different people.  Yesterday I saw it move on with the Twitter coverage of SocComm. What is now becoming obvious that we are moving to a world where everything interoperates with everything else.  A bit of a generalisation and very...

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Businessvoip

“Unified Communications” is dead on its feet

By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 11 February, 2009

As 2009 evolves it is becoming much clearer where the world of Unified Communications is going. UC has always meant different things to different people.  Yesterday I saw it move on with the Twitter coverage of SocComm. What is now becoming obvious that we are moving to a world where everything interoperates with everything else.  A bit of a generalisation and very...

0
Businessvoip

Nortel Has Filed For Chapter 11 – Bankruptcy Protection

By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 14 January, 2009

The hot news this afternoon is that Nortel has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the USA. This, as I recall, gives them a year to restructure their business under protection of the US Government without having to “worry” about action from creditors. There were  noises on the airways for some weeks regarding the company taking advice over Chapter 11....

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Businessfun stuff

A day in the life

By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 3 December, 2008

Life is rich. If yours isn’t you should seriously think about doing something about it. I was wondering what to write about today out of the many things that are going on. In the end I thought I’d just rattle off a list of things I was involved in during the day because I believe it illustrates the point...

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BusinessUCvoip

Nortel Launches BCM450 Today

By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 10 October, 2008

Timico sells a lot of Nortel BCM systems. The BCM is Nortel’s telephony/Unified Communications solution for the Small and Medium sized business market and has so far come in three main flavours – 50, 200 and 400. The biggest runner of these for us is the BCM50 which we sell mainly into businesses with between 10 and 20 users per site....

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BusinessUCvoip

Nortel SCS500 – Unified Communications for small and medium sized businesses

By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 15 August, 2008

Nortel has launched the SCS500. This communications system effectively provides companies with a cross between the features offered by Timico on their Nortel AS5200 hosted VoIP platform and the Nortel BCM phone system. Timico has found that many companies want to use Instant Messaging in their business but beyond insecure consumer products such as MSN and Skype don’t know how...

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Businessolympics

Nortel and the 2012 London Olympics

By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 1 August, 2008

Nortel just announced that they have been chosen to provide the communications infrstructure for the London 2012 Olympics. This is quite an achievement because as well as voice it involves the provision of a wide area network that one might more normally associate with Cisco. I get the impression from Nortel that power consumption/Carbon footprint played a part here...

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BusinessUCvideovoip

Tesco’s new VoIP telecommunications infrastructure

By: Trefor Davies | Thursday, 31 July, 2008

Tesco has just announced a new investment worth £100m over 5 years in a new next gen telecommunications platform connecting 1,800 sites over 14 countries. What the announcement doesn’t say is that it is based on Nortel technology. Specifically the multimedia collaboration features are based on the Nortel AS5200 platform. This is the same platform used by Timico for...

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BusinessUCvideovoip

Tesco's new VoIP telecommunications infrastructure

By: tref | Thursday, 31 July, 2008

Tesco has just announced a new investment worth £100m over 5 years in a new next gen telecommunications platform connecting 1,800 sites over 14 countries. What the announcement doesn’t say is that it is based on Nortel technology. Specifically the multimedia collaboration features are based on the Nortel AS5200 platform. This is the same platform used by Timico for...

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Nortel carrier strategy

By: Trefor Davies | Saturday, 26 July, 2008

Had a really good meeting with the Nortel Carrier team on Wednesday – I’ve not really had a chance to write it up and post before now. The meeting was held to discuss their SIP/multimedia product roadmap. The Nortel Enterprise Division has been making a lot of noise in the multimedia/Unified Comms space (SCS500 – I’ll write a piece...

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AppsBusinesssecurity

Access control meets www – and it’s not what you think

By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 18 July, 2008

When I began this blog I intended to cover subjects that I felt would be of general interest to users of business communications services in the UK – Timico customers generally. I didn’t think that this would for one moment include the topic of door entry systems. It does. Some time ago we began a relationship with a company called...

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AppsBusinesssecurity

Access control meets www – and it's not what you think

By: tref | Friday, 18 July, 2008

When I began this blog I intended to cover subjects that I felt would be of general interest to users of business communications services in the UK – Timico customers generally. I didn’t think that this would for one moment include the topic of door entry systems. It does. Some time ago we began a relationship with a company called...

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BusinessUCvoip

Nortel SMB Certification

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 16 June, 2008

I am proud to announce that Timico today gained it’s Nortel SMB certification. Okay okay so what? The point is that Communications Providers and System Integrators selling a manufacturer’s product into traditional Enterprise markets will have a list of certifications as long as your arm. However none of these businesses will particularly be interested in selling into the SMB...

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Businessvideovoip

WWF, VC, HD @wembley

By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 13 June, 2008

You might ask yourself what WWF has to do with VC and HD? In fact you are probably wondering what the acronyms actually stand for and what have they got to do with Wembley.   We are talking World Wide Fund for nature, Video Conferencing and High Definition. (I knew that do I hear you say ) and all...

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    Tag: Nortel

    Businessvoip

    GenBand set to rock and roll with Nortel acquisition

    By: Trefor Davies | Tuesday, 4 May, 2010

    Next up in the guest stitched up to play the guitar in front of a totally uncritical audience is Jason Dackins of GenBand. Up until a few months ago I had never heard of Genband.  Now they are about to become one of my most important strategic partners as they acquire the Nortel carrier division, CVAS. GenBand is being...

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    Businessvoip

    Date set for end of Nortel era

    By: Trefor Davies | Thursday, 7 January, 2010

    Nortel has set February 25th as the date for the auction of CVAS, the jewel in its crown. The acronym stands for Carrier VoIP Applications Solutions and is basically the world leading Nortel carrier division. The current bid in from GENBAND is a low US$282 million.  This however is just a starter with the end point expected to be much higher...

    0
    Engineerinternet

    First 100Gbps commercially available optical network rolled out by Nortel and Verizon

    By: Trefor Davies | Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

    Nortel yesterday announced that Verizon had implemented the first commercially available 100Gbps network on a 893km link between Paris and Frankfurt. There are several significant (or at least  I think they are interesting) points to be made regarding this milestone. First of all Nortel is clearly a leader in Optical technology, as it is in a number of its...

    0
    ArchivedBusiness

    Timico conference wrap up

    By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 23 October, 2009

    I’d just like to thank all who came to the Timico conference at Stapleford Park in Leicestershire on Wednesday.  This is an annual event that we hold to get closer to our customers and to brief them on up and coming technologies and products. We crammed 120 or so guests into the Grand Hall at the hotel and had...

    0
    Businessengineering

    Cisco on acquisition trail

    By: Trefor Davies | Tuesday, 7 April, 2009

    I see that Cisco is notionally on the acquisition trail which doesn’t come as a surprise.  It is a good time to be cash rich. It wouldn’t surprise me either to find out that Cisco has been sniffing around the Nortel Carrier Division.  It would be a great fit.  I don’t think it will be too long before we...

    0
    BusinessinternetUC

    Project Chainsaw web.alive and Lenovo

    By: Trefor Davies | Thursday, 12 March, 2009

    In my systematic tour of the UC09 Exhibition yesterday I sat through my first real life Telepresence demo on the Cisco/BT stand. Very impressive technology. It really was just like being in the same room, such was the quality of the video. I then sauntered along to the Nortel stand. Nortel have similar technology but seem to have made...

    0
    Businessvoip

    "Unified Communications" is dead on its feet

    By: tref | Wednesday, 11 February, 2009

    As 2009 evolves it is becoming much clearer where the world of Unified Communications is going. UC has always meant different things to different people.  Yesterday I saw it move on with the Twitter coverage of SocComm. What is now becoming obvious that we are moving to a world where everything interoperates with everything else.  A bit of a generalisation and very...

    0
    Businessvoip

    “Unified Communications” is dead on its feet

    By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 11 February, 2009

    As 2009 evolves it is becoming much clearer where the world of Unified Communications is going. UC has always meant different things to different people.  Yesterday I saw it move on with the Twitter coverage of SocComm. What is now becoming obvious that we are moving to a world where everything interoperates with everything else.  A bit of a generalisation and very...

    0
    Businessvoip

    Nortel Has Filed For Chapter 11 – Bankruptcy Protection

    By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 14 January, 2009

    The hot news this afternoon is that Nortel has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the USA. This, as I recall, gives them a year to restructure their business under protection of the US Government without having to “worry” about action from creditors. There were  noises on the airways for some weeks regarding the company taking advice over Chapter 11....

    0
    Businessfun stuff

    A day in the life

    By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 3 December, 2008

    Life is rich. If yours isn’t you should seriously think about doing something about it. I was wondering what to write about today out of the many things that are going on. In the end I thought I’d just rattle off a list of things I was involved in during the day because I believe it illustrates the point...

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    BusinessUCvoip

    Nortel Launches BCM450 Today

    By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 10 October, 2008

    Timico sells a lot of Nortel BCM systems. The BCM is Nortel’s telephony/Unified Communications solution for the Small and Medium sized business market and has so far come in three main flavours – 50, 200 and 400. The biggest runner of these for us is the BCM50 which we sell mainly into businesses with between 10 and 20 users per site....

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    BusinessUCvoip

    Nortel SCS500 – Unified Communications for small and medium sized businesses

    By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 15 August, 2008

    Nortel has launched the SCS500. This communications system effectively provides companies with a cross between the features offered by Timico on their Nortel AS5200 hosted VoIP platform and the Nortel BCM phone system. Timico has found that many companies want to use Instant Messaging in their business but beyond insecure consumer products such as MSN and Skype don’t know how...

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    Businessolympics

    Nortel and the 2012 London Olympics

    By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 1 August, 2008

    Nortel just announced that they have been chosen to provide the communications infrstructure for the London 2012 Olympics. This is quite an achievement because as well as voice it involves the provision of a wide area network that one might more normally associate with Cisco. I get the impression from Nortel that power consumption/Carbon footprint played a part here...

    0
    BusinessUCvideovoip

    Tesco’s new VoIP telecommunications infrastructure

    By: Trefor Davies | Thursday, 31 July, 2008

    Tesco has just announced a new investment worth £100m over 5 years in a new next gen telecommunications platform connecting 1,800 sites over 14 countries. What the announcement doesn’t say is that it is based on Nortel technology. Specifically the multimedia collaboration features are based on the Nortel AS5200 platform. This is the same platform used by Timico for...

    0
    BusinessUCvideovoip

    Tesco's new VoIP telecommunications infrastructure

    By: tref | Thursday, 31 July, 2008

    Tesco has just announced a new investment worth £100m over 5 years in a new next gen telecommunications platform connecting 1,800 sites over 14 countries. What the announcement doesn’t say is that it is based on Nortel technology. Specifically the multimedia collaboration features are based on the Nortel AS5200 platform. This is the same platform used by Timico for...

    0
    Businessmobile connectivityUCvideovoip

    Nortel carrier strategy

    By: Trefor Davies | Saturday, 26 July, 2008

    Had a really good meeting with the Nortel Carrier team on Wednesday – I’ve not really had a chance to write it up and post before now. The meeting was held to discuss their SIP/multimedia product roadmap. The Nortel Enterprise Division has been making a lot of noise in the multimedia/Unified Comms space (SCS500 – I’ll write a piece...

    0
    AppsBusinesssecurity

    Access control meets www – and it’s not what you think

    By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 18 July, 2008

    When I began this blog I intended to cover subjects that I felt would be of general interest to users of business communications services in the UK – Timico customers generally. I didn’t think that this would for one moment include the topic of door entry systems. It does. Some time ago we began a relationship with a company called...

    0
    AppsBusinesssecurity

    Access control meets www – and it's not what you think

    By: tref | Friday, 18 July, 2008

    When I began this blog I intended to cover subjects that I felt would be of general interest to users of business communications services in the UK – Timico customers generally. I didn’t think that this would for one moment include the topic of door entry systems. It does. Some time ago we began a relationship with a company called...

    0
    BusinessUCvoip

    Nortel SMB Certification

    By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 16 June, 2008

    I am proud to announce that Timico today gained it’s Nortel SMB certification. Okay okay so what? The point is that Communications Providers and System Integrators selling a manufacturer’s product into traditional Enterprise markets will have a list of certifications as long as your arm. However none of these businesses will particularly be interested in selling into the SMB...

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    Businessvideovoip

    WWF, VC, HD @wembley

    By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 13 June, 2008

    You might ask yourself what WWF has to do with VC and HD? In fact you are probably wondering what the acronyms actually stand for and what have they got to do with Wembley.   We are talking World Wide Fund for nature, Video Conferencing and High Definition. (I knew that do I hear you say ) and all...

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