Alcatel-Lucent isn't the only vendor feeling the squeeze from a decrease in CDMA sales in North America. Nortel Networks today reported second quarter revenues of $2.6 billion, up slightly from $2.56 billion a year ago. However, the company had a net loss of $113 million, compared with a net loss of $37 million a year ago. The firm blamed the losses on economic weakness, competitive pressures and a reduction in spending from key North American customers. Nortel also said that its CDMA sales were down from $494 million last year to $446 million this year. On the GSM side, revenues were up more than 11 percent to $448 million.
Nortel announced earlier this summer that it was shifting its R&D efforts to LTE and teaming with Alvarion on all WiMAX initiatives.