Nortel Networks Corporation is a provider of communications products and services. The Company’s technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business applications. Products include business, digital and wireless phones, Ethernet and Optical switches, routers and communication servers. Services range from WAN optimization to Network Management and VPN. Nortel has operations in more than 150 countries around the world.
On January 14, 2009, Nortel filed for protection from creditors, in the United States under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, in Canada under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, and in the United Kingdom under the Insolvency Act 1986.