$915M Nortel-Avaya Deal A Security Risk: Verizon

Law360, New York (September 15, 2009, 5:05 PM EDT) -- Affiliates of Verizon Communications Inc. have filed an objection to bankrupt Nortel Networks International Inc.'s proposed $915 million sale of its business phone system unit to Avaya Inc., arguing that the sale would put national security at risk unless service contracts between Nortel and Verizon are retained.

In an objection filed Monday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, Verizon claims that unless the repairs and services contracts it currently holds with Nortel are adopted by Avaya, the communications networks of thousands of...
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