Industry Canada

Industry Canada

December 04, 2009 17:16 ET

Industry Minister Clement Approves Avaya Acquisition of Nortel's Enterprise Solutions Business

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 4, 2009) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, today made the following statement regarding the purchase of Nortel's Enterprise Solutions business by Avaya Inc.:

"I have approved the application by Avaya to acquire Nortel's Enterprise Solutions business because I am satisfied that the investment is likely to be of net benefit to Canada.

"Avaya has committed to continue to operate Nortel's Belleville and Ottawa Research and Development (R&D) facilities and to make them its centres of excellence and bases for technology development. Belleville will also be a centre for worldwide hardware development and support.

"Avaya committed to continue to invest in the development of R&D in Canada and to employ a large proportion of Nortel's Enterprise Solutions' current Canadian employees, including its R&D employees. In short, this investment will maintain R&D activity and jobs in Canada."

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Lynn Meahan - Press Secretary
    613-995-9001
    or
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations
    613-943-2502