Avaya Extends Enterprise Mobility to Nokia Series 80 Smart

Phones at 3GSM World Congress 
At premier global event, the company announces Avaya Communication Manager 
application for Nokia 9300/9300i enterprise smart phones 
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 13 /CNW/ -- 3GSM World Congress
2006 -- Avaya (NYSE: AV) and Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today announced that Avaya's
flagship IP telephony software, Avaya Communication Manager, now supports the
popular Nokia Series 80 smart phones, such as the Nokia 9300 and the Nokia
9300i enterprise smart phones and the Nokia 9500 Communicator. This lets
workers use a single mobile device that contains key functions usually found
on a desktop business phone, and that keeps users easily accessible wherever
they go. The capability provides businesses with a greater choice of business
communication applications for mobile workers regardless of their location,
access technology or communication device, enabling them to collaborate and
respond rapidly to customers and colleagues. The Communication Manager
application for the Series 80 complements Avaya's existing support for the
Nokia Series 60 smart phones which has been deployed by customers worldwide
since 2005. 
Avaya, a leading global provider of business communication applications,
systems and services, is the first vendor to build and deploy enterprise
fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) systems and applications which enable
businesses to achieve more effective mobile communication. 
"IP telephony and mobility have individually transformed the
communications market and provided benefits for enterprises across all
geographies, sizes, and verticals," said Lars Vestergaard, research director,
IDC EMEA Wireless and Mobile Communications. "Strong growth in these markets
will be fuelled even further by fixed/mobile convergence, which will deliver
easily integrated and managed solutions that will enable employees to stay
connected any time, any where and at the lowest cost. It is still early days
for these applications and devices, but dynamic enterprises can already take
advantage of the obvious possibilities offered." 
Nokia's Series 80 enterprise smart phones can be equipped with Avaya
Communication Manager software, enabling the phone users to be accessible via
one business number and use a single voicemail system whether they are in the
office or mobile. Irrespective of their work locations, users have access to
the same enterprise communication capabilities found in the office such as
call conferencing, transfers, call recording, abbreviated dialing, all
levering the corporate IP network. Also, the application allows users to
switch between personal and business calls, avoiding the need to manually
separate the different calls for billing purposes. 
"Integrating Avaya's mobility application into mobile devices, gives
businesses a powerful and cost-effective tool that enables workers to remain
highly productive -- and always accessible -- wherever they go," said Geoffrey
Baird, vice president and general manager, Communication Appliances Division,
Avaya. "Collaborating with an industry leader like Nokia further extends
Avaya's leadership in mobility, enabling us to help businesses maximize the
potential of IP applications for more intelligent communication." 
Jaakko Olkkonen, Nokia's General Manager of Enterprise Voice Solutions,
said, "We have been working together with Avaya in bringing IP and mobile
telephony together, freeing people from their desks without sacrificing the
enterprise features available to the end user. Extending the Avaya
Communication Manager application to Series 80 smart phones is yet another
example of intelligent communication at work. We are delighted to demonstrate
the latest results of our continued cooperation with Avaya." 
Global availability of IP telephony over GSM from Nokia's S60 smart phones
will be extended to the Nokia series 80 smart phones by the summer. 
About Avaya 
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more
than one million businesses worldwide, including over 90 per cent of the
FORTUNE 500(R). Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader
in secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP) telephony systems and
communications software applications and services. 
Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business
applications -- and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services -- Avaya
helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior
business results.  For more information visit the Avaya website:
www.avaya.com. Please note there is an optimised WAP version of the Avaya
website for mobile users at: www.avaya.com/wireless 
About Nokia 
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and
sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each
other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative
products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media
and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network
operators and corporations. 
For further information: Daniel Bausor of Avaya, +01483-308992, or 
Dbausor@avaya.com, or Jonathan Varman of Avaya, U.S. Media Relations, +1-908-953-6432, or jvarman@avaya.com, Natalie Chak, +0207-386-4849, or 
Natalie.chak@fireflycomms.com, or Nokia Communications, +358-7180-34900, or 
press.office@nokia.com 
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