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BandTel™ Selected Into Avaya DeveloperConnection Program


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – BandTel™, a leading worldwide provider of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking services, today announced it has been selected by Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV), a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, for membership in the Avaya DeveloperConnection program.

BandTel develops SIP trunking solutions designed to ensure toll-quality transmission of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) calls worldwide. BandTel’s SIP trunking services complement Avaya IP telephony to provide a flexible solution for growing companies seeking to streamline voice and data operations with one network infrastructure. As a result, companies can seamlessly transition to VoIP, gain access to enhanced network services and reduce telecommunications charges.

The Avaya DeveloperConnection program promotes the development, compliance-testing and co-marketing of innovative third-party products that are compatible with standards-based Avaya solutions. Member organizations have expertise in a broad range of technologies – including IP telephony, contact centers and mobility applications – helping companies extend the value of multivendor networks and transform voice into an intelligent business application that delivers true value to the bottom line.

“As a member of Avaya’s developer community, BandTel can look forward to serving customers more efficiently as we continue to build our business,” said Chris Dunk, CEO of BandTel. “By working hand-in-hand with Avaya to deliver compliance-tested solutions to the market, we are able to benefit our customers and partners and to provide them with reduced costs and reduced network complexity, improved security and reliability, and accelerated time to deployment.”

The Avaya DeveloperConnection program currently includes thousands of software and hardware developer companies, integrators, service providers and customers. Members have created hundreds of innovative solutions tested for Avaya compliance, including natural language speech recognition applications, wireless services, specialized computer telephony integration and reporting capabilities, and applications tailored for specific vertical industries.

Through the DeveloperConnection program, Avaya provides a number of tools and capabilities to member companies. One example is Application Enablement Services (AES) - a set of application programming interfaces, protocols and Web services that makes it easier for developers to create Avaya-compatible networks, devices and applications.

“With the involvement of companies like BandTel, our Avaya developer community has become a catalyst for rapid innovation - creating multivendor applications that help enterprises around the world unleash powerful new possibilities for operating more efficiently and effectively,” said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations and technical alliances, Avaya. “We help businesses embed secure, reliable Intelligent Communications into the very fabric of their organization so employees and customers have ready access to information regardless of where they are and how they prefer to communicate.”

As a member of the DeveloperConnection program, companies have access to a wide range of support from Avaya, including technical resources and training. There are three levels of membership – Registered, Gold and Platinum – each entailing progressive levels of marketing and sales involvement. Free Registered membership is available to anyone interested in designing Avaya-compatible solutions. Gold and Platinum members must meet rigorous Avaya criteria for customer satisfaction, product support, business operations, marketing and sales. BandTel is a Gold member of the Avaya DeveloperConnection program.

Membership information and a listing of solutions developed and tested under the DeveloperConnection program are available at


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