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Avaya and Tel-e Technologies Sign Distribution Agreement for AvayaWireless Solutions in Canada

03-04-2003

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, today announced a masterdistribution agreement with Tel-e Technologies Distribution ofCanada for the full portfolio of Avaya Wireless Solutions. Withthis agreement, Tel-e Technologies will offer a mobility solutionto BusinessPartners that provides continuous access to informationand communication from anywhere on a company's premises to increasethe efficiency and productivity of its workforce.

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider ofcommunications networks and services for businesses, todayannounced a master distribution agreement with Tel-e TechnologiesDistribution of Canada for the full portfolio of Avaya WirelessSolutions. With this agreement, Tel-e Technologies will offer amobility solution to BusinessPartners that provides continuousaccess to information and communication from anywhere on acompany's premises to increase the efficiency and productivity ofits workforce.

Under the agreement, Tel-e Technologies will make the family ofAvaya Wireless local area networking solutions and Avaya InternetProtocol (IP) Wireless telephones available to AvayaBusinessPartners across Canada.

"A partnership between Avaya and Tel-e Technologies is a naturalfit because Avaya Wireless solutions integrate well with othersolutions offered by Tel-e Technologies," said Bryan Webber, seniorvice president of business development and strategic alliances,Avaya Canada. "By implementing Avaya Wireless Solutions companiesbenefit from a complete wireless solution that maximizes efficiencyand speeds information exchange."

Avaya Wireless Solutions are standards-based, WiFi⬜compliant(802.11) products that include access points, network interfacecards for computer devices, antenna systems and network managementand control software. Avaya Wireless solutions can enable studentsand employees to use such devices as laptops or PDAs to access thecompany or school network to obtain or input information from anyplace on campus or around the enterprise. Also based on globalstandards for wireless LANs, Avaya IP Wireless telephones are basedon market-leading technology from SpectraLink, and enable a companyto converge voice and data over its wireless LAN.

"Avaya's end-to-end approach to the enterprise and wirelessmarket corresponds perfectly with Tel-e Technologies wirelessproduct breadth," said Mary DiGioia, president of Tel-eTechnologies. "Together we are able to provide one of the mostpowerful, integrated wireless solutions for converged voice anddata communication on the market."

Avaya Wireless Solutions also interface with a SpectraLinkhandset and GlobeStar Systems UWIT software also offered byTel-eTechnologies. Avaya IP Wireless telephones will interoperatewith any standards-based wireless LAN.

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.

Avaya has Canadian headquarters in Markham, Ontario, and officesacross the country. For more information about Avaya, visit its Website at http://www.avaya.ca.

About Tel-e Technologies
Operating as a wholly owned pision of Tel-e Group, Tel-eTechnologies is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with distributioncentres across Canada and has a network of approximately 500partners from coast to coast. Tel-e Technologies foundationproducts include the complete line of enterprise voice and dataproducts from Nortel Networks, Avaya Wireless Solutions,SpectraLink's in-building wireless Link and NetLink products, andGlobeStar Systems ConnexALL wireless integration software. Moreinformation about Tel-eTechnologies can be found on the Web at www.tel-e-technologies.com.

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