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Avaya Increases Lead in Global Enterprise Telephony Market


Avaya increased its lead in the share of worldwide enterprise telephony revenues to 20.6 percent in the third quarter according to Dell 'Oro Group's IP Telephony Enterprise Report, 3Q06.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) increased its lead in the share of worldwide enterprise telephony revenues to 20.6 percent in the third quarter according to Dell 'Oro Group's IP Telephony Enterprise Report, 3Q06. Avaya's leadership puts the company three points ahead of its nearest competitor and nine points ahead of the number three position in worldwide enterprise telephony revenues. The report's Enterprise Telephony measurement includes both Internet Protocol (IP) telephony and traditional telephony revenues. 


The Dell 'Oro report shows Avaya continues to exceed industry growth in sequential quarters and year-over-year. Third quarter growth in revenues for the company were nearly twice the industry average, with an increase of 11.6 percent versus 6.3 percent for the industry over the previous quarter. Avaya's growth in line shipments were nearly triple industry average with 15.7 percent versus 5.8 percent, sequentially. Compared to the same period a year earlier, Avaya revenues grew by 10.7 percent compared to 8.9 percent for the industry. 


"Avaya's expertise lies in understanding the role that intelligent communications solutions can play in fulfilling the customer's business needs," said Lou D'Ambrosio, president and CEO, Avaya. "This report shows our leadership track record in helping companies leverage IP telephony and advanced, open standards-based communications to deliver compelling business benefits."


Avaya is a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services.


Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this press release may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. For a list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the periodic reports filed by Avaya with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which are available at, particularly the information contained in Part I, Item 1, entitled "Forward Looking Statements," of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2005 and the information contained in Part I, Item 2, entitled "Forward Looking Statements," of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2006. Avaya disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than one 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 website:


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