Avaya Announces Plan to Enter Into a Strategic Relationship with

27 Mar 2012
  • Planned strategic relationship supporting a differentiated hosted unified communication solution for small businesses
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Avaya today announced its plan to establish a strategic relationship with Level 3 Communications in support of the AvayaLive™ Connect solution in the U.S. The announcement was made at Enterprise Connect 2012, a leading industry conference and exhibition focused on enterprise communications and collaboration. AvayaLive Connect is currently in trials and is planned for general availability in the U.S. market by mid-2012.
AvayaLive Connect, announced today as part of the new AvayaLive suite of unique public cloud-based business collaboration solutions, provides voice, messaging, video, mobility, presence and conferencing.  The solution supports small businesses that can be traditional or highly virtual organizations with multiple offices, remote and mobile employees. 
Avaya's innovation and leadership in unified communications together with Level 3's position as an innovative provider of IP-based communications services, built on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), will enable small businesses to access a robust, differentiated and easy to use solution.
This announcement highlights Avaya's commitment to bringing The Power of We™ to every Avaya customer, helping businesses drive faster collaboration, smarter decisions and better business results.
Supporting Quotes:
"The AvayaLive Connect solution is a great way for small businesses to enjoy the benefits of unified communications without the burden of cumbersome implementations and ongoing management overhead. We strongly believe there is an excellent market opportunity for hosted solutions that allow customers to control communication expenditures and focus on their core business."
Sara Baack, Senior Vice President, Voice Services, Level 3 Communications
"Avaya is focused on delivering best in class collaboration solutions that bring together the right people with the right information at the right time. The combination of our AvayaLive Connect solution with Level 3's advanced SIP infrastructure and extensive network coverage will enable a new class of entrepreneurial business users that expect and demand our solution's capabilities."
Brett Shockley, senior vice president and GM, Applications and Emerging Technologies, Avaya
Additional Resources:
Avaya Collaborative Cloud
Tags: Avaya, Level 3, Level 3 Communications, cloud, UCaaS, unified communications, business collaboration, SMB, small business communications, SIP, SIP Trunking
About Avaya
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a premier global provider of IP-based communications services to enterprise, content, government and wholesale customers. Over its reliable, scalable and secure network, Level 3 delivers integrated IP solutions, including converged, data, voice, video and managed solutions to help enable customers' growth and efficiency. Level 3 operates a unique global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents in more than 45 countries, connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, visit www.level3.com.
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Deb Kline, Media Relations