What's Next for Nortel?

Now that Alcatel and Lucent are talking merger, what does the future hold for Nortel? It's entirely possible gear makers will focus on smaller fish like Juniper and Redback

It's about time. That's how many on Wall Street reacted to the March 23 announcement that Alcatel and Lucent are in merger negotiations. Talk of consolidation among big telecom-equipment makers has been rife for years, and grown louder amid recent mergers by some of the biggest buyers of phone gear.

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