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Avaya Receives Frost & Sullivan 2018 Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award


SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) has been recognized with the Frost & Sullivan 2018 Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award in the Latin America Enterprise Communications Industry.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has leveraged competitive intelligence to successfully execute a strategy resulting in stronger customer satisfaction, market share and competitive brand positioning. The award recognizes the strong overall performance of Avaya’s cloud communications strategy and solid development program designed to respond to the new demands of customers in the region during 2018. Galib Karim, VP of Avaya Americas International was presented the award at a ceremony held in San Diego, California.

“To achieve excellence in competitive strategy is never an easy task, but it is one made even more difficult considering today’s competitive intensity, customer volatility, and economic uncertainty—not to mention the difficulty of innovating in an environment of escalating challenges to intellectual property,” said David Frigstad, President, Frost & Sullivan. “This award signifies a great accomplishment for Avaya.”

Frost & Sullivan’s independent research shows that while the CAPEX-based segment of EC has declined, cloud-based solutions are projected to experience solid growth going forward. Market participants looking to remain relevant to their customers and partners need to adapt to new market trends and customer expectations, which means adjusting their value proposition almost yearly.

During the last two years Avaya has significantly accelerated its pace of innovation, especially in cloud-based communications solutions. The company also introduced significant advances in leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) in its solutions, including AI-based virtual agent, Avaya AvaTM. Additionally, the integration of enhanced team collaboration capabilities into its state-of-the-art conferencing client, Equinox Meeting Online, was cited as competitive strength. The company has also been working on several initiatives to become synonymous with communications in the cloud for customers in the Latin American market with Avaya Private Cloud Services (APCS) and its "Powered by" program which has garnered broad acceptance and demonstrated growing success in the region.

"By building a strong cloud communications strategy and a robust development program to constantly respond to customers´ evolving demands, Avaya has a clear path to future growth opportunities in the Latin American enterprise communications market, providing our customers with solutions tailored to their needs and budgets,” said Galib Karim, VP of Avaya Americas International. “We thank Frost & Sullivan for giving us this recognition in an industry where there are more and more participants every day and to our business partners, clients and work teams because together we are changing the way we do business in the region."

According to Frost & Sullivan, Avaya is widely recognized among its customers in Latin America not only for the superior performance of its products, but also for its industry-leading customer service experience.

Research Methodology

Frost & Sullivan's industry analyst team benchmarks market participants and measures their performance through independent, primary interviews and secondary industry research to evaluate and identify best practices. The team follows a 10-step process to evaluate award candidates and assess their fit with select best practice criteria.

Frost & Sullivan’s 360° Research Methodology™, which offers a 360° view of industry challenges, trends and issues by integrating all seven of the firm’s research methodologies, provides an evaluation platform for benchmarking industry players and for identifying those performing at best-in-class levels.

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About Avaya

Avaya is a global leader in digital communications software, services and devices for businesses of all sizes. Our open, intelligent and customizable solutions for contact centers and unified communications offer the flexibility of Cloud, on-premises and hybrid deployments. Avaya shapes intelligent connections and creates seamless communication experiences for our customers, and their customers. Our professional planning, support and management services teams help optimize solutions, for highly reliable and efficient deployments. Avaya Holdings Corp. is traded on the NYSE under the ticker AVYA. For more information, please visit

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