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Avaya Awards "Business Partner of the Year" Honor To EightTop-Performing Resellers

01-20-2003
  • Suppliers meet company's highest criteria in sales objectives,innovation, commitment to customer service, industry leadership

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, gave its annual "Alti Award"to eight of its top resellers in North America.

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, gave its annual "Alti Award"to eight of its top resellers in North America.

The "Alti" — derived from the Latin word "altus," which means"high" — distinguishes those Avaya BusinessPartners which exceedexpectations set by their enterprise customers and Avaya. Thisyear's Alti Award winners are either a Gold or Platinum certifiedAvaya BusinessPartner — the company's two highest levels ofcertification. Gold and Platinum Avaya BusinessPartners must meetAvaya's most rigorous criteria requirements in converged voice anddata training for their technical experts, and customersatisfaction.

Carousel Industries (Platinum BusinessPartner,Charlestown, Rhode Island), Cincinnati Bell (PlatinumBusiness Partner, Cincinnati, Ohio), Combest, Inc. (GoldBusinessPartner, Atlanta, Georgia), Cross Telecom Inc. (GoldBusinessPartner, Eden Prairie Minnesota), EmpireTechnologies (Gold BusinessPartner, Freehold, New Jersey),North American Communications Resource (PlatinumBusinessPartner, Eagan, Minnesota), Universal Solutions(Gold BusinessPartner, Jackson, Mississippi), and SpenserCommunications (Gold BusinessPartner, Irwindale, California)received their awards at the Avaya sales conference held inNovember, 2002.

"The Alti Award winners have achieved high levels of AvayaCertification due to their significant investments in theirpeople's expertise in providing technological support and serviceto their customers," said Jan Burton, vice president, GlobalStrategy and Distribution. "As a result, they've had impressivegrowth, and they are well positioned to work with our mutualcustomers, empowering enterprises to use the capabilities oftoday's sophisticated voice and data communication networks to meettheir business needs."

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks formore than 1 million businesses worldwide, including 90 percent ofthe FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is aworld leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP)telephony systems and communications software applications andservices.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications withbusiness applications - and distinguished by comprehensiveworldwide services -Avaya helps customers leverage existing and newnetworks to achieve superior business results. For more informationvisit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com

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