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Avaya Awards First Platinum BusinessPartner Status in China to Teamsun


Avaya awarded Teamsun Sci-Tech Co. Ltd. with Platinum Partner status under Avaya's BusinessPartner Certification Program.

BEIJING, China - Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV), a global leader in business communications applications, software and services, today announced that it has awarded Teamsun Sci-Tech Co. Ltd. with Platinum Partner status under Avaya's BusinessPartner (BP) Certification Program. This is Avaya's highest level of BusinessPartner certification in recognition of Teamsun's outstanding market performance in 2006 and long term commitment to Avaya.


At its annual Asia Pacific Partner Conference held recently in Macau, Avaya presented its first ever Platinum Partner award in mainland China to Teamsun, a leading IT technology and services provider in China. Teamsun has inked a number of significant deals in IP telephony and Contact Center in 2006, in verticals like insurance, banking, and manufacturing.


"We are excited to become the first Platinum Partner of Avaya in China," said Xu Jingjiang, Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Communications & System Integration pision, Teamsun. "Over the past 6 years, we have committed to delivering and supporting Avaya solutions in the market and have made continuous investments in sales, marketing, and team building. The Platinum Partner status will further boost our credentials and enable us to achieve more successes in China."


Avaya's strategy in China is to develop relationships with local companies and jointly offer customers the most advanced business communications solutions and full life-cycle services. With the support of BusinessPartners, Avaya demonstrates to enterprises the true value of IP telephony lies in the integration of communications applications with business processes. Avaya provides comprehensive support to BusinessPartners including knowledge transfer, training, certification and marketing.


"I would like to congratulate Teamsun on their newly accredited Platinum Partner status and thank them for their commitment and dedication. This is a recognition not only of their revenue contribution, but also of their technical and services ability," said Dinesh Malkani, General Manager of Avaya China. "Because of the support from BusinessPartners like Teamsun, we have become one leading player in China's enterprise communications market. We will continue to invest in the growth of our local BusinessPartners and jointly deliver intelligent communications solutions to enterprises in China."


There are four levels of partners in Avaya's BP program: Authorized, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Thirteen other companies from China were presented with the Gold or Silver Partner awards at the conference.


About Teamsun
Teamsun is a leading provider of information technology and services, including project consulting, design, application development, enterprise information system outsourcing, and professional services. Our customers come from verticals like telecom, finance, education, manufacturing, power, and government.


In China, Teamsun has formed close partnership with major telecom service providers, telecom equipment providers, as well as many customers in the finance sector. The company has set up 11 branch offices, one training center in Beijing, and a subsidiary that focuses on technical service. Teamsun has an extensive sales and service network that covers China, as well as part of South East Asia.  


About Avaya
Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1 million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®, use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact Centers and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For more information visit the Avaya Web site:


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