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[February 11, 2013]

Sochi 2014: One Year Out, Avaya's Communications Systems Going for the Gold

MOSCOW, Feb 11, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- -- Avaya communications equipment to ensure secure and seamless connectivity -- anywhere, anytime, with any device -- for all test events leading to and during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games -- Avaya Learning Services training Russian communications workers, facilitating technology knowledge transfer With the Sochi 2014 Winter Games one year away, Avaya's network and communications equipment is already being used at key milestone athletic events to ensure a next-generation communications experience -- secure, reliable communications anytime, anywhere, and on any device. The Avaya network has been completed and is now in full test mode. As part of its first test in December, the Avaya system was used to manage the world figure skating finals held onsite at the Ice Palace "Iceberg" venue where the Games will be staged in 2014.

At Sochi 2014, Avaya's networking and communications equipment will unite sporting venues, media centers and Olympic villages. Avaya Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture (Avaya VENA) is the platform of choice for communications, logistics, registration and accreditation of athletes and media, and public safety.

Milestone Events Secure and reliable network structure is important to the success of the Games. Therefore, multiple "Test Events" are being held before the start of the Sochi Winter Games. These live qualifier events for each sport are held at the competition venues and offer a real-world scenario for Avaya's communications and networking systems to prove their resilience. This testing, done in conjunction with other project partners, will ensure the critical technical infrastructure of all aspects of the Games is robust.

Avaya Learning Services: Training Russian Communications Workers In preparation for and during the execution of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, Avaya will also provide communications and systems training for local Russian employees. This training, designed to provide ongoing skills development on the latest communications technologies, will ensure that after the Games, Russia will have an even stronger set of skilled telecommunications workers.

Quote: "We're excited as the clock begins to tick on the final year of preparations for the upcoming Sochi Winter Games in February, 2014, and are looking forward to the opportunity to test our world-class communications systems and enhancements from the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. Avaya has a long standing partnership with the Olympic movement and we value the trust put in our company's technology. In addition, the opportunity to provide training and support to Russian communications workers offers Avaya an unparalleled opportunity to 'give back' to the local community in Sochi and throughout Russia." Michael Bayer, President, Avaya Europe, Middle East and Africa 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

Certain statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "predict," "should" or "will" or other similar terminology. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While we believe these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. These and other important factors may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to Avaya's filings with the SEC that are available at Avaya disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Media Inquiries: Marijke Shugrue +19089537643 SOURCE: Avaya Inc.

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