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Avaya to Build Converged Communications System for China's TianjinElectric Power

03-23-2005

Avaya announced that it will build a converged communications system for Tianjin Electric Power Corp. (TEPCO) to help the company raise efficiency and benefit from advanced communications functions and applications.

Avaya Inc., (NYSE:AV) a leading global provider of business communications software, systems and services, recently announced that it will build a converged communications system for Tianjin Electric Power Corp. (TEPCO) to help the company raise efficiency and benefit from advanced communications functions and applications.

Faced with increasing competition and growing demand for electric power, more power companies in China are turning to new technologies to gain competitive advantage and raise customer service levels. TEPCO, a leading power company in China who is moving to a new office building, selected Avaya technology and solutions for building a converged communications system in an effort to reinforce its position with the help of most advanced communications technologies.

Converged communications systems can enable enterprises to easily and cost-effectively integrate advanced communications applications into a range of business processes by leveraging IP Telephony technologies. It also makes life easier for technology professionals since they don't have to manage two separate voice and data networks.

Avaya came up with a total solution that will provide TEPCO a secure and reliable multi-media communications system. The system will serve as a unified platform for both office and business management. It can not only provide communications functions to the new TEPCO building, but also enhance communications within the whole private network of TEPCO, which covers a large geographical area and supports more than 20,000 employees. This solution, consisting of Avaya S8700 media server, G650 gateway, IP phones, and IP Softphones, will also allow the company to closely integrate communications technologies with its business procedures.

According to TEPCO, Avaya was selected for this project because of its proven successes in enterprise converged communications network, and the flexibility and scalability of its solutions. In addition, TEPCO was impressed by the consulting ability of the Avaya team, who showed good understanding of the customer needs and had sound business knowledge of the electric power industry.

"Avaya embeds best-in-breed communications technology into the fabric of enterprises using software, services and systems that layer seamlessly on any network," said Yang Chen, Regional Sales General Manager of Avaya China. "We are glad to partner with TEPCO to help it set a good example in the industry of how companies can transform their business through the application of advanced communications technologies to make their people more productive, their processes more intelligent and their customers more satisfied."

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than one million businesses worldwide, including over 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500 ®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol 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

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