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Tsing Hua Tong Fang (Beijing) Achieves SYSTIMAX® PrestigeBusinessPartner Status

04-23-2003

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, today announced that it hasaccredited Tsing Hua Tong Fang Network Company Limited as aSYSTIMAX® Prestige BusinessPartner under its

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, today announced that it hasaccredited Tsing Hua Tong Fang Network Company Limited as aSYSTIMAX® Prestige BusinessPartner under its SYSTIMAX FirstProgramme. SYSTIMAX First is Avaya Connectivity Solutions'BusinessPartner programme.

Tsing Hua Tong Fang provides network security solutions,broadband communications, data processing and intelligent buildingmanagement.

Avaya's Prestige BusinessPartner status is the highestaccreditation level granted to BusinessPartners who possess AvayaConnectivity Solutions expertise and are successful in deployingAvaya solutions. This accreditation level ensures that Avaya'scustomers benefit from best-in-class know-how, design andinstallation support, quality of service and reliability.

All Avaya BusinessPartners are required to meet set stringentbusiness criteria and their selected staff trained as CertifiedSYSTIMAX Engineers. After achieving the required standard thebusiness partner is judged competent to deliver the technicalexpertise needed by the most sophisticated network users, includingvalue added services such as design and operational support.

The Prestige BusinessPartner tier was established to meet therigorous demand among IT users for more advanced networkinfrastructure. As a result, customers are now turning more oftento expert suppliers for design and technical support.

Dr Ispran Kandasamy, managing director, Avaya ConnectivitySolutions Asia Pacific, said: "We are delighted to accredit TsingHua Tong Fang as a SYSTIMAX Prestige BusinessPartner. They willhelp meet the growing need for business partners who can helpcustomers maximise the benefit of our SYSTIMAX Solutions.

"With the growth in network-centric systems, the highestcommunications performance and lowest possible downtime are vitalto businesses," he added. "Prestige Partners will allow suchbusinesses to benefit from the full resources of one of the world'sleading developer and manufacturer of structured connectivitysolutions. We are confident that our customers will receive thehighest standard of technical expertise and operational support inthe marketplace."

Li Ji Sheng, vice president, Tsing Hua Tong Fang, said: "As aPrestige Partner we have a much closer relationship with Avaya thatwill help us to be more responsive to the needs of our existing andpotential customers — especially those requiring more than justsupply and installation. The expertise of a global team of cablingspecialists is quickly available — directly from the Avaya Labs —both when we are building new networks and optimising operationalperformance."

Headquartered in Beijing, Tsing Hua Tong Fang has long enjoyedsuccessful relationships with Avaya, Lucent & AT&T. Overthe last year, it has successfully completed major projects toinstall Avaya SYSTIMAX Solutions to pro-actively build marketshare. It has also worked with Avaya on projects such as BeijingHotel and Tongfang Science & Technology Plaza.

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 Tsing Hua Tong Fang
Tsing Hua Tong Fang Holdings Co. Ltd. (http://www.thtf.com.cn/2002/index.php)is a holding company with Beijing Tsing Hua University EnterpriseCorporation as its principal stockholder. It was licensed to tradeat the Shanghai Stock-Exchange on 27 June, 1997.

Tsing Hua Tong Fang's leading enterprise is telecommunicationswith network systems as its core business. After many years ofcombining technological research and manufacturing, Tsing Hua TongFang has built for itself high and new technological productportfolios with proprietary intellectual property rights. Theseportfolios include network technology, software and systemintegrating, data-processing and -servicing, broadbandcommunications and computer products. Tsing Hua Tong Fang hassuccessfully released enterprise-oriented total solutions in areasof automized systems, eCommerce systems, educational systems, andIC card application systems.

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