Avaya appoints EMEA partners and IP Communications director

Avaya, the networking solutions company, has appointed additional Business Partners in the EMEA region, to drive sales in the wireless LAN market.

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By  Guy Mathew Published  December 30, 2001

Avaya, the networking solutions company, has appointed additional Business Partners in the EMEA region, to drive sales in the wireless LAN market. The company has grown its sales channel by 40% since October 2001 in EMEA and now has further partners in the UK, the UAE, South Africa, Finland and the Czech Republic.

“Around the world Avaya is expanding into markets and working with distributors to help them meet their small, medium and large customers needs for reliable, secure, cost-effective wireless data networks,” said Graham Celine, vice president, solutions management, MultiService Networking Infrastructure group, Avaya. “Our Avaya Wireless LAN portfolio is an excellent solution – a strong product upon which we intend to build a diverse and broader offering.”

Martin Meerman, solutions manager, Avaya Wireless EMEA, said: “The concept of being able to integrate wireless networks and applications into a company’s total infrastructure, including data, voice, video, e-business and network management is gaining significant momentum in Europe where wireless telephony is already very mature. Avaya Wireless data solutions offer true mobility that enable company employees to stay connected and remain productive, whether they are in the office, working from home, moving around a campus or travelling.”

The company has also announced the appointment of a new director of IP Converged Communications for the region. Martin Wicks, who will be based in the UK, will be helping to push Avaya’s Enterprise Class IP Solutions (ECLIPS) to businesses of all sizes. “IP converged solutions are critical offerings for Avaya and Martin’s proven track record in building up client relationships and increasing sales will be invaluable in helping us achieve continued growth across the region,” said Patrick Lelorieux, Avaya’s EMEA president.

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