Sochi deals with Avaya

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The organising committee for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi has named Avaya as the official supplier of telecommunications equipment for the Games.

Under the terms of the deal, Avaya will provide network, collaboration and communications equipment and will work with other technology partners at the Games to create a single Games telecommunications infrastructure that will integrate the competition venues, press centres and the Olympic Village. Avaya will supply data transfer equipment, including switches, routers and information security systems, as well as telephones and contact centre systems. At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, Avaya linked up with Bell to create the first ever all–IP network for the Olympics. Avaya acted as the official converged network equipment supplier for the Games. We are happy that the Sochi 2014 organising committee has included Avaya in the 2014 Games vendor list, said Joel Hackney, senior vice–president of global sales and marketing and president of field operations at Avaya. We are eager to use our experience, innovations and expertise to assist in the organisation and management of this world–class Olympic event, Hackney added. We proved our capabilities and delivered the first converged 'All IP' network in Olympic Games history in Vancouver 2010, and now we will expand on this accomplishment to bring a new era of collaboration and innovation to the Olympic Games in 2014. Sochi 2014 organising committee president Dmitry Chernyshenko added: During preparations for the Sochi Winter Games we will rely upon innovations and the use of advanced high–tech and innovative approaches. The partnership with Avaya is an excellent example. The development of state–of–the–art telecommunication solutions is one of the key challenges in the Games preparation. Avaya's experience, scale and technology innovations assure us that this work will be performed according to the highest quality standards.

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