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Avaya Extends Enterprise Mobility to Nokia S80 Series of Smart Phones at 3GSM World Congress

02-13-2006
  • At premier global event, the company announces Avaya Communication Manager to be incorporated on Nokia 9300/9300i and Nokia S80 series of smart phones

Avaya today announced it will extend its flagship IP telephony software, Avaya Communication Manager to the popular Nokia Series 80 smart phones, such as the Nokia 9300, Nokia 9300i and the Nokia 9500 Communicator. 

3GSM WORLD CONGRESS 2006, BARCELONA, SPAIN - Avaya (NYSE:AV) and Nokia (NYSE:NOK) today announced it will extend Avaya's flagship IP telephony software, Avaya Communication Manager to the popular Nokia Series 80 smart phones, such as the Nokia 9300, Nokia 9300i and the Nokia 9500 Communicator.  This lets workers use a single mobile device that contains key functions usually found on a desktop business phone, and that keeps users easily accessible wherever they go.  The capability provides businesses with a greater choice of business communication applications for mobile workers regardless of their location, access technology or communication device, enabling them to collaborate and respond rapidly to customers and colleagues.  The company already supports the Nokia Series 60 smart phones, which was announced in 2005.

 

Avaya, a leading global provider of business communication applications, systems and services, is the first vendor to build and deploy enterprise fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) systems and applications which enable businesses to achieve more effective mobile communication.
 
"IPT and mobility have inpidually transformed the communications market and provided benefits for enterprises across all geographies, sizes, and verticals," said Lars Vestergaard, research director, IDC EMEA Wireless and Mobile Communications.  "Strong growth in these markets will be fuelled even further by fixed/mobile convergence, which will deliver easily integrated and managed solutions that will enable employees to stay connected any time, any where and at the lowest cost.  It is still early days for these applications and devices, but dynamic enterprises can already take advantage of the obvious possibilities offered." 

 

The Series 80 devices will be equipped with Avaya Communication Manager software, enabling the Nokia phone users to access enterprise communication capabilities such as call conferencing and transfers. The application makes this possible by extending "desk phone" capabilities to mobile phones, acting as an extension of one business number and one voicemail via Avaya Communication Manager software.  It gives access to the same communication features found in the office – call recording, abbreviated dialing, leveraging the corporate IP network for international calling and other capabilities.  Also, it allows users to switch between personal and business calls, avoiding the need to manually separate the different calls for billing purposes. 

 

"Integrating Avaya’s mobility application into mobile devices, gives businesses a powerful and cost-effective tool that enables workers to remain highly productive – and always accessible - wherever they go," said Geoffrey Baird, vice president and general manager, Communication Appliances pision, Avaya.  "Collaborating with an industry leader like Nokia further extends Avaya’s leadership in mobility, enabling us to help businesses maximise the potential of IP applications for more intelligent communication."

 

Nokia has been collaborating closely with Avaya as part of a strategic alliance over the past two years to develop and deliver cost effective enterprise FMC solutions.

 

Jaakko Olkkonen, Nokia's General Manager of Enterprise Voice Solutions, said, "We have been working together with Avaya in bringing the IP and mobile telephony together, freeing people from their desks without sacrificing the services and the functionality of a desk phone.  Extending the Avaya Communication Manager application to Nokia Series 80 smartphones is yet another example of intelligent communication at work. We are delighted to demonstrate the latest results of our continued cooperation with Avaya."

 

Global availability of IP telephony over GSM from Nokia Series 60 smartphones will be extended to the Nokia series 80 smartphones by the summer.

 

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than one million businesses worldwide, including over 90 per cent 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 website: www.avaya.com. Please note there is an optimised WAP version of the Avaya website for mobile users at: www.avaya.com/wireless

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