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Verizon Business SIP Trunking Services Now Rated "Avaya Compliant"


Enables companies to control costs, get more out of their communications network

28-Feb-2007 - BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, today announced that the Verizon Business’ Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking services have been rated compliant with key Avaya IP telephony solutions. As a result, organizations using Avaya communication solutions now have a cost-effective and efficient way to connect to the public phone network without having to rely on hardwired land lines.

Part of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), Verizon Business supports the advanced communications and information technology needs of some of the world’s largest businesses and organizations. Verizon Business is a member of the Avaya DeveloperConnection program, an initiative to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company’s investment in its network.

Verizon Business SIP trunks are now compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with Avaya Communication Manager 3.1, an industry-leading IP telephony application, and with Avaya SIP Enablement Services 3.1, a standards-based communications architecture that bridges the public switched telephone network and Internet worlds.

“Verizon Business’ participation in the Avaya DeveloperConnection program has helped both companies to leverage the power of VoIP for a wider range of customers,” said Tom Roche, vice president of network voice and data services marketing for Verizon Business. “We’ve been able to expedite solutions, such as interoperability between Verizon Business’ IP Trunking and Avaya IP telephony systems that enable voice compression for higher quality IP communications, and as a result, our customers today are realizing new capabilities and cost-efficiencies.”

The Verizon Business SIP trunking service helps businesses speed deployments and implementation, enhance customer flexibility and service while harnessing the power of IP telephony.

“Through our joint commitment to interoperability, Avaya and Verizon are helping businesses unleash powerful new possibilities,” said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations and technical alliances, Avaya. “We help companies connect employees and customers to information from wherever they are, over whatever device they have available – getting more out of their multivendor network and delivering new value to their bottom line.”

Avaya Communication Manager is an industry-leading IP Telephony software for enterprises. Avaya SIP Enablement Services are available to Communication Manager users without additional licensing fees, allowing businesses to easily and cost-efficiently integrate SIP applications with more devices and communications services. Avaya SIP Enablement Services and Communication Manager enable companies to take advantage of SIP-based connectivity to public networks of service providers. Verizon Business’ IP Trunking service helps businesses enhance customer flexibility and service while harnessing the power of IP telephony. IP Trunking offers customers greater flexibility by enabling companies that have already invested in IP PBXs to now connect to a single, converged access line for both data and external voice traffic. IP Trunking also allows for cost savings as it eliminates the need for companies to purchase and manage multiple facilities and Customer Premises Equipment-based IP/PSTN gateways. In addition, network efficiencies can be realized due to the converged access, voice compression and dynamic bandwidth capabilities afforded by IP Trunking.

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®. 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: For more information on the Avaya DeveloperConnection Program, visit

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), is a leading provider of advanced communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large business and government customers worldwide. Combining unsurpassed global network reach with advanced technology and professional services capabilities, Verizon Business delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world. For more information, visit


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