Avaya plans tie up with Level 3 Communications to support AvayaLive Connect solution in U.S.

Telecom Lead America: Avaya plans to enter into an
alliance with Level 3 Communications to support the AvayaLive Connect solution
in the U.S. AvayaLive Connect offers voice, messaging, video, mobility,
presence and conferencing.

Avays said AvayaLive Connect is currently in trials and
is planned for general availability in the U.S. market by mid-2012.

The solution is designed to support small businesses that
can be traditional or highly virtual organizations with multiple offices,
remote and mobile employees.

“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

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

Avaya claims that this announcement highlights Avaya’s
commitment to bringing The Power of We to all Avaya customer, helping
businesses drive faster collaboration, smarter decisions and better business

“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,” said Brett Shockley, senior vice
president and GM, Applications and Emerging Technologies, Avaya.

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