Avaya to acquire RADVISION for $230 million

Telecom Lead America: Global business communications and
collaboration systems and services provider Avaya has signed an agreement to acquire
RADVISION, which is a provider of videoconferencing and telepresence
technologies over IP and wireless networks.


“With this acquisition we will seek to extend
videoconferencing to any device, anytime, anywhere, making it as easy as a
phone call, seizing the opportunity to deliver a fully-integrated solution and
architecture that we believe sets us apart from the competition,” said Kevin
Kennedy, president and CEO, Avaya.


Through this acquisition, Avaya will provide customers a
highly integrated and interoperable suite of high-definition video
collaboration products, with the ability to plug and play multiple mobile
devices including Apple iPad and Google Android.


Upon closing, RADVISION’s enterprise video infrastructure
and high value endpoints will be integrated with Avaya’s Avaya Aura Unified
Communications (UC) platform.


“The combination of Avaya and RADVISION’s portfolio
will provide flexible and easy to use solutions. Avaya’s commitment to quality,
innovation, open architectures and industry standards is an ideal fit to
advance RADVISION’s vision for making video part of everyday life,” said Boaz


SCOPIA Video product line and expertise integrated with the open architecture
of Avaya Aura will bridge existing H.323 communications networks and SIP-based


At the close of the transaction, RADVISION and Avaya
channel partners will be positioned to deliver complete UC Video integration,
operational support, and professional services.


The transaction for the acquisition is valued at
approximately $230 million. The acquisition is expected to close within approximately
90 days assuming the satisfaction of agreed-upon closing conditions.


Recently, Avaya
announced the launch of a new set of outsourcing services, Avaya Communications
Outsourcing Solutions (COS), a part of company’s portfolio of Managed Services.


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