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TMCNet:  Pro Football's Draft Event Powered by Avaya's Unified Communications

[April 18, 2018]

Pro Football's Draft Event Powered by Avaya's Unified Communications

Avaya (News - Alert) Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA). When the 32 national professional football teams gather for Draft Weekend in Arlington, TX, they will rely on secure Unified Communications (News - Alert) powered by Avaya to make the picks, trades, and transactions that will determine the future of their respective franchises.

Partnering with WBL Services for the Draft Event for the ninth-consecutive year, Avaya will ensure secure, reliable communications between league officials, teams and the 256 players who will be selected over the three-day event. Thanks to the Avaya Equinox™ Experience, team representatives on the field in AT&T (News - Alert) Stadium will also be able to connect seamlessly with their respective "war rooms" at team headquarters across the country.

"Avaya is always our number one pick for delivering secure Unified Communications at the world's biggest sporting events," said Bill Lipscomb, president, WBL Services. "In a fast-paced, dynamic environment where the goalposts are always moving, you need critical communications that are reliable, flexible and scalable. We continue to work with Avaya because they deliver excellent value, high quality and speed with the highest level of security, service and hustle."

Providing reliability and uptime, media networks and more than 250 credentialed journalists depend on the Avaya platform to provide coverage and real-time updates of the draft to the millions of football fans around the globe.

"Avaya is proud to deliver Unified Communications for Draft Weekend," said David Chavez, vice president, Architecture & Innovation, Avaya. "For the past nine years, they've relied on us to provide seamless connectivity for teams in their most crucial moments. These are some of the biggest calls these front office executives will be making all year, and for all the players, receiving that phone call that they have been drafted is certainly a moment they'll never forget."

Draft day represents a number of challenges for WBL Services. First, because the event is in a different location each year, the company needs an agile communications solution that can change dynamically and scale-up rapidly. In addition, because communication must be seamless between the stadium and the different systems running in the 32 teams' respective headquaters, WBL needs a flexible solution that can interconnect with any legacy system. Avaya is uniquely capable of successfully addressing these challenges.

In addition to Sunday's Big Game, WBL Services - in partnership with Avaya - manages the technology, data and telecommunications for major events such as the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, the Hall of Fame Game and the Biggest Game in U.S. Football every February.

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About WBL

WBL provides telecommunication services for large sporting events, trade shows, conferences and special events throughout the world, earning them a reputation for providing trustworthy, secure and customer-centric services.

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 www.avaya.com.

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Source (News - Alert): Avaya Newsroom


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