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Norstar Launch - Northern Telecom - 1988 Memo
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Norstar Launch - Northern Telecom - 1988 Memo

Norstar Launch - Northern Telecom - 1988 Memo

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So this was a interesting thing I found online and thought I would share with everyone. Here is a memo from Northern Telecom dating back to 1988 when they launched the Norstar. Started development in 1984 and costing more than $40 Million, this memo talks about Nortel's newest phone system and how they predicted how well it would perform.

Boy were they right on the money with this statement right here: "Norstar is simply the simplest and most powerful key system the market will see until well into the 1990s."

It is a shame they ended how they did and was not able to make the next great solution. Below is the link and hope you all find it as interesting as I did.

https://ia801405.us.archive.org/24/items/norstar-l...

RE: Norstar Launch - Northern Telecom - 1988 Memo

Good find!

They ended with a BCM, (R6 release being the most stable) being a hybrid of digital and IP sets, IP Gateway/SIP Trunks and in the backend not released/finished yet was SIP sets for Nortel IP sets & 3rd party sets.
Most clients did not even know their BCM's did SIP and IP sets, some peoples vendors.

Yeah, the execs ruined it all.




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RE: Norstar Launch - Northern Telecom - 1988 Memo

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BCM is good for sure but imagine what their 2022 on prem solution and cloud solution would have looked like. I assume they would have made both to do right for all customers needs.

It is unfortunate that Nortel and Avaya have had such awful luck with their executives.

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