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Avaya Korea Forges Business Partnership with LG Electronics

01-16-2004
  • Avaya and LG Electronics will work closely in the IP convergence area with a focus on providing optimized solutions and services for Korean enterprises; Avaya will accelerate its IP convergence market expansion drive

Avaya Korea Ltd. and LG Electronics announced they have signed a business partnership distribution agreement in the IP convergence area.

Avaya Korea Ltd., the Korean subsidiary of Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of communications networks and services for businesses, and LG Electronics, a global player in electronics & telecommunications and the number one PBX provider in the local market, today announced they have signed a business partnership distribution agreement in the IP convergence area.

This business partnership will pave the way for further collaboration to meet evolving communications needs of Korean customers and help them achieve higher returns on investment (ROI) and lower total cost of ownership (TCO), while enhancing productivity and efficiency.

As LG Electronics, which is a leading player in the local PBX market with the largest market share, will become a distribution channel for Avaya's IP convergence solution portfolio, local customers will have more convenient access to advanced communications solutions and support provided by Avaya through LG's vast distribution network. LG has offices in nine provinces across the country with a total 25,000 staff in Korea.

The two companies will also carry out training programs, and seek collaboration with key systems and network integrators to provide reliable solutions and services and will focus on expanding the telecommunications and enterprise markets. The partnership will provide Avaya Korea with a strong local distribution network and technology support system and will strengthen LG Electronics' market leadership in the sector.

Kwan-Yong Lee, senior director of LG Electronics, said, "We are very happy to work with a world-leading IP convergence solution provider like Avaya. With this partnership we hope to fulfill various types of communication needs of our customers by providing Avaya's IP convergence solutions as well as technical support in the local market. I also hope we can further build our business relationship with Avaya with this partnership."

Dinesh Malkani, Managing Director, Avaya Korea, said, "The business partnership with LG Electronics, a leader in electronics & telecommunications with No.1 PBX market share, will allow Avaya to strengthen its leading position in the fast-growing IP convergence market."

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than 1 million businesses worldwide, including 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP) telephony systems and communications software applications and services.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications - and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services - Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com or http://www.avaya-apac.com

About LG Electronics
LG Electronics has three major business pisions including Digital Display & Media, Digital Appliances, and Telecommunications and operates local branch offices in over 73 countries with global management activities run by its marketing organization. LG Electronics focuses on providing a telecommunications product line including PBX, mobile communication equipment, network equipment, mobile devices, etc. and multimedia products including digital display media, CD-ROM drives, home theater, etc. LG Electronics, with world-leading technology, makes continuous efforts to achieve its vision, 'LG-Digital Leader'. For more information, please visit http://www.lge.com.

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