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Avaya Gears Up for the Small & Medium Businesses Market inJapan

01-17-2003

Avaya Japan Ltd. (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo, president MarkUno), a subsidiary of Avaya Inc., a leading provider ofcommunications networks to businesses, today announced that thecompany strengthened its business targeting for small and mediumenterprise market in Japan. Avaya Japan also announced the debut ofAvaya IP Office, its "all-in-one" Internet Protocol (IP) solutionfor small and medium businesses will be available for Japanesecustomers through Avaya's BusinessPartners in Japan from the middleof July. Avaya Japan also disclosed its intention to expand thedistribution channel for the small and medium business market.

Avaya Japan Ltd. (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo, presidentMark Uno), a subsidiary of Avaya Inc., a leading provider ofcommunications networks to businesses, today announced that thecompany strengthened its business targeting for small and mediumenterprise market in Japan. Avaya Japan also announced the debut ofAvaya IP Office, its "all-in-one" Internet Protocol (IP) solutionfor small and medium businesses will be available for Japanesecustomers through Avaya's BusinessPartners in Japan from the middleof July. Avaya Japan also disclosed its intention to expand thedistribution channel for the small and medium business market.

Avaya IP Office, with 12,000 systems already shipped worldwide*since the launch last year, is the "all-in-one" IP solution, whichsupports up to 256 users, enabling the sophistication ofbig-business voice and data converged communications to small andmid-sized enterprises at an affordable price. Customers can savethe cost for hardware to build an IP communication network, as IPOffice is an "all-in-one" integrated solution that does not requireadditional hardware.

"To meet the growing needs of small and medium businesses foradvanced communications solutions driven by IP telephony, Avayadelivers the same capabilities enjoyed by large companies," saidMark Uno, Representative Director & President, Avaya Japan."Avaya Japan will work to strengthen market leadership in the SMBmarket with high performance communications solutions as well asoutstanding support to channels and customized services."

"It is our pleasure to introduce our IP Office to the Japanesecustomers," said Dave Robinson, Group Product Vice President, Small& Medium Business Group, Avaya Inc. "We had great success withthe sales of the Avaya IP Office launched in January 2002. We havejust announced the 10,000th IP Office customer early thismonth."

Avaya IP Office Product Features

  • All-in-one IP solution for voice and data convergedcommunication
  • Enables functions available by PBX and key-telephones


The suggested list price of Avaya IP Office ranges fromJPY445,800 at the smallest configuration for 100 users.

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 andnew networks to achieve superior business results. For moreinformation visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com. For moreinformation about Avaya Japan, visit its Web site: http://www.avaya.co.jp

*Avaya IP Office is currently available in over 20countries such as the US, UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, NewZealand, and Korea.

Avaya and the Avaya Logo are trademarks of Avaya Inc. All othertrademarks are property of their respective owners.

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