Nortel to sell GSM business

Nortel Networks is to auction its global GSM/GSM-R business as part of its restructuring in the wake of bankruptcy.

Nortel Networks is to auction its global GSM/GSM-R business as part of its restructuring in the wake of bankruptcy.

The beleaguered company also plans to transfer specified patents mainly used in the GSM business and grant non-exclusive licences of other relevant patents in the process, according to reports.

The company said its subsidiaries Nortel Networks Limited (NNL), Nortel Networks Inc, Nortel Networks UK Limited and Nortel Networks SA are part of the open auction.

The company said it was taking this approach to enable the industry to continue to benefit from Nortel-created technology.

US and Canadian courts earlier this year approved the sale of Nortel's enterprise business to Avaya for about $900m. This followed the $1.13bn sale of Nortel's wireless assets to Sweden's Ericsson.

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Follow-up to Can I bypass the PSTN with my current router/gateway setup? You mentioned on an answer to a previous question which was follows: "If I have an E1 PRI ISDN GSM gateway (VCL-GSM E1 PRI-30), DX 2030 (Digital E1 VoIP router/gateway Quintum and Internet access of 512 upstream and downstream, can I successfully terminate calls without any connection to the PSTN?" With your answer being: "The VCL-GSM E1 PRI-30, this appears only to be a GSM to E1 PRI converter. It therefore has no connection to the IP network to route a call as a VoIP call to the Quintum gateway. You need to have the ability to support VoIP calls on both gateways to bypass the PSTN. A GSM to SIP gateway would be a more appropriate fit here." Could you also have an ISDN to SIP gateway -- in addition to a "GSM to SIP" gateway?

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