Monday, February 27, 2006

Avaya and Samsung Electronics Form Strategic Alliance for Enterprise IP Telephony

Avaya and Samsung Electronics announced a strategic alliance to collaborate on the joint development and marketing of IP communications solutions to businesses globally. Samsung brings an established position in the telecom industry, particularly in mobile technology, and Avaya brings its expertise in the IP telephony market.

At the initial stage, Samsung will market and resell Avaya's contact center and IP telephony solutions in Korea. The alliance will also drive the co-development of technologies that will enhance Avaya's IP-based mobility and convergence solutions. These solutions will be either co-branded or individually branded, and sold through Avaya's global sales channels.