The reason heavy hitters from the PC world are teaming up with networking firms is simple, according to Hewlett-Packard chief executive Lew Platt. It's where the action is, he claims. With an estimated $250 billion in telecom equipment sales expected by the year 2000, players like Nortel, Cisco Systems, Ciena, and others are making strong moves to make sure they get more than just a piece of that lucrative pie.
Nortel breaks down industry barriers
news analysis The barriers between the telecommunications industry and the PC industry continue to fall as companies claim stakes in the emerging market for so-called convergence technologies.
Heavy hitters join for telephony alliance
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