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Offline Telair

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Brocade Exit's Wireless?
« on: November 15, 2013, 07:06:43 PM »
It seems that Brocade is going to be leaving the wireless network market.  I am wondering if this has anything to do with Motorola announcing they are looking to get out as well since Brocade's network gear is just re-badged Motorola gear anyway.


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Re: Brocade Exit's Wireless?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 10:36:02 AM »
Any links to share?
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Re: Brocade Exit's Wireless?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 10:08:35 PM »
Not yet.  It came from a Brocade sales rep in a meeting with management where I work.  It seems they will be partnering with another wireless company and pushing people to use that gear in the future instead of Brocade's Motorola OEM'ed equipment.  Soon as I have a link to an official announcement I'll post it.

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Re: Brocade Exit's Wireless?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 09:59:05 AM »
I'm surprised that Brocade wouldn't think of purchasing Motorola straight up... Nortel made that same mistake years ago and they ended up building their own wireless years later (which cost much more in development).
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Re: Brocade Exit's Wireless?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2013, 10:00:38 AM »
We have also been informed that they are forming a new partnership with Aruba as well (and we have quite a big Brocade wireless network!). They have committed to support us ongoing and supply any new equipment required but I'd imagine its not going to be their first priority any more.

I'm personally also concerned about Brocade's support for wireless as it was never brilliant with regards to wireless to start with!

There is a press release on their website that I'm not allowed to post a link to.