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Avaya Brazil Awards AT&T as the "Best System Integrator/Service Provider Partner of the Year in 2008"


The award honors the top Avaya SI/SP that delivers market leading solutions and results during the past year.

São Paulo, Brazil – Avaya Brazil, subsidiary of Avaya Inc., a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, recently recognized AT&T as the "Best System Integrator/Service Provider Partner of the Year 2008 in Brazil." The award honors the top Avaya SI/SP that delivers market leading solutions and results during the past year.


Although both companies have been working as strategic alliance partners for three years, delivering solutions for businesses and organizations of all sizes, this is the first time Avaya Brazil presented this prestigious award to AT&T.


"We are very happy to award AT&T as the best System Integrator/Service Provider Partner of the Year 2008 in Brazil. AT&T dramatically increased their sales of Avaya solutions during this time. In addition, they were responsible for securing two very important projects with major companies where we are expanding unified communications systems. AT&T's commitment to Avaya is exactly what we are looking for in our new channel-centric sales model," said Obed Garcia, regional channel director, Avaya CALA. "We are proud to give this  award to AT&T for exceeding our expectations and for contributing to great results in Brazil during 2008."


"At AT&T we feel honored to receive this award," said Eduardo Farinelli, sales center vice president of AT&T for South America. "This achievement is a direct result of the efforts and commitment of our sales team in the region and a reflection of the successful collaboration with Avaya to provide customers with state of the art equipment, services and solutions to cover their business needs."


Avaya's new high-touch/channel-centric sales model focuses on sales of systems aimed at the business user, providing innovative communication solutions to customers no matter how they choose to buy. The new go-to-market strategy will be phased in during 2009 with the goal of moving 95% of all systems sales through the channel in 2011 in the CALA region. Together, AT&T and Avaya help businesses of all sizes streamline processes, improve productivity and manage communications across an increasingly "virtual" network of employees, vendors and customers.


Worldwide, AT&T is the only service provider to reach the category of Avaya Platinum Global Alliance Partner. Additionally, Avaya announced in the fourth quarter of 2008 that it awarded AT&T with the Global 2008 Avaya System Integrator/Service Provider Partner of the Year.


About Avaya
Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers, and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world. Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service and competitiveness. For more information please visit


About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services, the nation's fastest 3G network and the best wireless coverage worldwide, and the nation's leading high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of their three-screen integration strategy, AT&T operating companies are expanding their TV entertainment offerings. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine's lists of the Most Admired Companies. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at


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