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Avaya and NetSul Informática to Supply Converged InfrastructureSolutions for World Social Forum

01-23-2003
  • Data network from Avaya to be used by journalists, eventorganizers and more than 100,000 participants expected to attendsix-day event

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, today announced that alongwith Netsul Informática — an Avaya BusinessPartner — it willprovide the data network for the World Social Forum which will beheld from January 23-28 at the Pontífica Universidade Católica inRio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS).

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider ofcommunications networks and services for businesses, todayannounced that along with Netsul Informática — an AvayaBusinessPartner — it will provide the data network for the WorldSocial Forum which will be held from January 23-28 at the PontíficaUniversidade Católica in Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS).

The World Social Forum expects to attract 100,000 attendees fromall over the world, representing governments, non-governmentalorganizations, and private and educational institutions amongothers. The PUC-RS campus will host the six-day event and provide1,500 rooms for the Forum including the pressroom and organizingcommittee offices. The pressroom will have 220 network connectionsand the organizing committee offices will have 110 access points inaddition to Internet connections that will be supplied to thegeneral public. The data network, which features the Avaya™ P882MultiService Switch and the Avaya™ P330 Stackable Switching Systemconnected to the PUC-RS backbone, will provide Internet connectionsto almost 400 computers.

"We are very pleased to provide access to information that willbe exchanged at such an important event as the World Social Forum,which will bring together government representatives, politicalleaders and influential thinkers from throughout the world," saidWalter Lowenhaupt, commercial director for Netsul.

"The World Social Forum is an important event that will receiveworldwide visibility. A gathering of this size requires acommunications network that is reliable and runs seamlessly.Together with Netsul and PUC-RS, we will provide the World SocialForum with leading technology that will enable participants and theorganizing committee to communicate quickly and securely," saidVanderlei Rigatieri, managing director of Avaya Brazil.

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.

About NetSul
Founded in 1985, NetSul Informática Ltd. is a company located inSouthern Brazil that specializes in IT infrastructure solutions.The company provides customers with convergence and connectivitysolutions with the latest technology available on the market. Italso provides implementation, project management, configuration,support and consulting services for the installation of T1, LAN,WAN, VoIP, IP Telephony and VPN networks.

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