Avaya Announces Plan to Enter Into a Strategic Relationship With Level 3 Communications in Support of AvayaLive(TM) Connect
BASKING RIDGE, NJ, Mar 27, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Avaya today announced its plan to establish a strategic
relationship with Level 3 Communications in support of the
AvayaLive(TM) Connect solution in the U.S. The announcement was made
at Enterprise Connect 2012, a leading industry conference and
exhibition focused on enterprise communications and collaboration.
AvayaLive Connect is currently in trials and is planned for general
availability in the U.S. market by mid-2012.
AvayaLive Connect, announced today as part of the new AvayaLive suite
of unique public cloud-based business collaboration solutions,
provides voice, messaging, video, mobility, presence and
conferencing. The solution supports small businesses that can be
traditional or highly virtual organizations with multiple offices,
remote and mobile employees.
Avaya's innovation and leadership in unified communications together
with Level 3's position as an innovative provider of IP-based
communications services, built on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP),
will enable small businesses to access a robust, differentiated and
easy to use solution.
This announcement highlights Avaya's commitment to bringing The Power
of We(TM) to every Avaya customer, helping businesses drive faster
collaboration, smarter decisions and better business results.
"The AvayaLive Connect solution is a great way for small businesses
to enjoy the benefits of unified communications without the burden of
cumbersome implementations and ongoing management overhead. We
strongly believe there is an excellent market opportunity for hosted
solutions that allow customers to control communication expenditures
and focus on their core business."
Sara Baack, Senior Vice
President, Voice Services, Level 3 Communications
"Avaya is focused on delivering best in class collaboration solutions
that bring together the right people with the right information at
the right time. The combination of our AvayaLive Connect solution
with Level 3's advanced SIP infrastructure and extensive network
coverage will enable a new class of entrepreneurial business users
that expect and demand our solution's capabilities."
senior vice president and GM, Applications and Emerging Technologies,
Avaya Collaborative Cloud
TAGS: Avaya, Level 3, Level 3 Communications, cloud, UCaaS, unified
communications, business collaboration, SMB, small business
communications, SIP, SIP Trunking
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and
communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact
centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes
around the world. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:
LVLT) is a premier global provider of IP-based communications
services to enterprise, content, government and wholesale customers.
Over its reliable, scalable and secure network, Level 3 delivers
integrated IP solutions, including converged, data, voice, video and
managed solutions to help enable customers' growth and efficiency.
Level 3 operates a unique global services platform anchored by owned
fiber networks on three continents in more than 45 countries,
connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information,
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