Avaya and Samsung Electronics Form Strategic Alliance to

Jointly Deliver Enterprise IP Telephony Solutions 
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and SEOUL, Korea, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV), a leading global provider of business communications
applications, systems and services, and Samsung Electronics, a global leader
in telecommunication systems and handsets, today announced a strategic
alliance to collaborate on the joint development and marketing of Internet
protocol (IP) communications solutions to businesses globally. This
collaboration will drive the delivery of enhanced IP convergence products and
mobility solutions that integrate both companies' technologies, and offer
enterprises greater choice in IP-based network services. The resulting
solutions will help businesses drive greater productivity from an increasingly
mobile workforce, enhance customer service, and improve business results
through enterprise communications. 
Under the agreement, Samsung and Avaya will co-develop and market products
for IP-based solutions that serve the voice, video and data convergence
market. Samsung's established position in the telecom industry, particularly
in mobile technology, and Avaya's widely recognized IP telephony market
leadership will complement each other, and provide customers with better
choices of IP-based network services. 
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. 
"Samsung is very pleased to enter this agreement with Avaya. We believe
this relationship will contribute toward our vision of enabling customers to
incorporate converged technologies into their day-to-day operations," said
Kitae Lee, the president of Samsung's Telecommunication Network Business. "We
look forward to expanding the reach of our communications solutions to more
enterprises through convergence." 
"We are proud to work with Samsung. This agreement enables us to increase
our global competitive advantage in IP communications and further strengthen
our position in the Asia Pacific region. Our reputation for innovation and
communications solutions that improve business operations will bring new
advantages to Avaya and Samsung customers," said Donald K. Peterson, Chairman
and CEO of Avaya. 
About Avaya 
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more
than 1 million businesses worldwide, including over 90 percent of the
FORTUNE 500(R). Focused on businesses large and 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:
About Samsung Electronics 
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor,
telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with
2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of
US $7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 90 offices in
51 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital
Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor
Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the
fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of
digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. 
For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. 

SOURCE  Avaya Inc. 
Asia Pacific, Rita Aspen, +65 68728750, raspen@avaya.com, or North America, 
Jonathan Varman, +1-908-953-6432, jvarman@avaya.com, or Investor Relations, 
Matt Booher, +1-908-953-7500, mbooher@avaya.com, all of Avaya; or Korea HQ, 
Sophia Kim, +82 2 751 2215, tnpr@samsung.com, or North America, Kari Streiber 
(Publicis Dialog), +1-972-628-7757, kari.streiber@publicis-usa.com, both of 
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