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Avaya Named ‘Networking Vendor of the Year’


Network ME industry awards spotlights Avaya & 2 key customers for technology innovation


Dubai, UAE, – Continuing its winning streak and industry recognition, Avaya has been recognized as the ‘Networking Vendor of the Year’ by ITP’s Network Middle East magazine. This award followed deliberation by an expert jury that included analysts from Gartner, IDC and Frost & Sullivan, who evaluated vendors based on technology innovation, business success, and customer and partner delight. This is the second regional accolade for Avaya this year, following the Network World Middle East ‘Networking Vendor of the Year’ award received in April 2015.


The Network ME award recognized Avaya’s innovation in addressing market trends and demands, particularly through the launch of its SDN-Fx fabric networking architecture. Avaya’s SDN-Fx architecture is the first to deliver automation and programmability for ‘connect anything, anywhere’ simplicity.


Network ME also recognized Avaya’s contribution towards the digital transformation of two iconic customers. Avaya’s work with the Dubai World Trade Centre won the Fixed Network Implementation of the Year award, and work with the Electronic Government Authority of Ras Al Khaimah won the ‘Unified Communication Implementation of the Year’ award.


Avaya customers who were shortlisted for awards included Kempinski MoE for Fixed Network Implementation, Sheraton Doha for their Wireless Network Implementation. A brand new category for the 11th annual Network ME awards saw two out of three finalists from Avaya customers: Mr. Abdulelah AlMeyman, CIO and vice president of Information Technology for the Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group in Saudi Arabia, and Mr. Robin Kurian, director of Information Technology at the Sheraton Doha Resort and Convention Hotel in Qatar.



Mohammed Areff, Vice President, Avaya Africa, Middle East, and Turkey, said:

“These awards are testament to the fact that the industry is noticing the significant innovation and trail-blazing that Avaya brings to the market. To stand still is to stagnate, and we believe that our customer success in digital transformation comes on the back of our innovation and focus on outcomes. We are honoured by this recognition and share the joy along with our esteemed customers who won and were shortlisted.”


About Avaya

Avaya is a leading provider of solutions that enable customer and team engagement across multiple channels and devices for better customer experience, increased productivity and enhanced financial performance. Its world-class contact center and unified communications technologies and services are available in a wide variety of flexible on-premises and cloud deployment options that seamlessly integrate with non-Avaya applications. The Avaya Engagement Environment enables third parties to create and customize business applications for competitive advantage. Avaya’s fabric-based networking solutions help simplify and accelerate the deployment of business critical applications and services. For more information please visit




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