SOURCE: Avaya Inc.

Avaya Inc.

October 23, 2009 08:00 ET

Avaya Expands Relationship With AT&T for Small to Medium Enterprise Customers

New Customer Sales Center Focused on Joint AT&T-Avaya Solutions Opens This Week

BASKING RIDGE, NJ--(Marketwire - October 23, 2009) - Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, announced this week that it has expanded its relationship with AT&T* by creating a dedicated customer sales center to serve the communications needs of Small to Medium Enterprises (SME).

The center will enable AT&T and Avaya to serve small and mid-sized enterprise business customers through a common "front door," providing one-stop shopping for both their network and equipment needs. SME customers can benefit through both standard and customized solutions that provide:

--  Seamless access to Avaya's simple, powerful communications solution
    for small to medium enterprise through the use of AT&T's advanced SIP
    services.
--  The ability to be connected in the office, at home or on the road by
    combining AT&T's mobility network services and Avaya's IP Office.
    

"AT&T and Avaya understand that small and mid-sized enterprises need their communications to work hard for them, but don't have the time or resources to work hard on researching, purchasing and maintaining their systems," said Vin LaRocca, president, North America Field Operations, Avaya. "They want to rely on trusted experts who know what kind of equipment and services their business needs and bring it all together into a streamlined package. Together, the AT&T and Avaya customer sales center will make it easy for them to do just that."

"Our business customers are looking for advanced network and mobility applications that will serve them in an increasingly mobile environment," said Steve Hall, executive director - Product Marketing Management, AT&T. "We believe that this expanded relationship with Avaya will enable businesses to capitalize on the benefits of our mutual solutions in a simpler and more convenient fashion."

Small businesses interested in ordering network, equipment and services through AT&T and Avaya should call 1-888-58-Avaya or email avayasalescenter@att.com. More information can also be found at www.avaya.com/att.

About Avaya

Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers, and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world. Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service and competitiveness. For more information please visit www.avaya.com. For more information on Avaya SME solutions, please visit www.avaya.com/small.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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