Cabletron moves Spectrum as stand-alone, local operations unaffected

Cabletron's move to establish its network management software unit, Spectrum, as a stand-alone business will have no impact on Cabletron's operations in Australia, according to David Gado, director of Technology, Cabletron.

Gado explained that the underlying reason for Cabletron's decision to create Spectrum as a separate business was to allow Spectrum the autonomy to work closely with Cabletron's competitors to improve integration of Spectrum tools with other networking vendors' hardware.

That development work would take place primarily in the US, said Gado, and would not affect Cabletron in Australia.

"There will be no effect on the Australian organisation in terms of how Spectrum is sold and promoted here," Gado said.

On whether Cabletron would consider selling off Spectrum, Gado said: "If an offer comes along that is too good to refuse -- well, it will be too good to refuse."

According to Cabletron, Spectrum will focus on opportunities in network management that are being driven by growth in Internet, e-commerce and telecomms markets.

"We are committed to providing the new Spectrum business with the autonomy, resources and support to grow the business into an extremely successful stand-alone entity," said Piyush Patel, CEO, president and chairman, Cabletron.

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