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The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee Names Avaya the Official Telecommunication Equipment Supplier for the 2014 Olympic Games

(PresseBox) (Sochi, Russia, ) Avaya, the world leading IT solution supplier for business communication, has been named by the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee as the official supplier of telecom equipment for the for the 2014 Olympic Games. The agreement was signed at the annual Sochi 2014 Marketing Club meeting headed by Dmitry Chernyshenko, President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and David Johnson, Sponsorship & Key Event Executive Director, Avaya.

Avaya will provide the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee with all technology solutions and communication equipment required to create a single Games telecommunication infrastructure which will integrate the competition venues, press centers and the Olympic Village. The solution includes data transfer equipment, including switches, routers and information security systems, as well as communication equipment, such as telephone and contact center systems. Avaya experts will design and test the systems together with the Sochi 2014 technology partners.

Joel Hackney, Senior Vice President, Avaya said:

"We are happy that the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has included Avaya in the 2014 Games Vendor list. We are eager to use our experience, innovations and expertise to assist in the organization and management of this world class Olympic event. We demonstrated our capabilities in Vancouver 2010 by developing and providing a fully IP convergent system for the first time in the history of the Olympic Games. Today, we are ready to build upon that and start a new era of cooperation and innovation at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games."

Dmitry Chernyshenko, President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee said:

"During preparation 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."

Since January, 2009 the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has signed cooperation contracts and agreements of intent for 1.2 billion dollars, which is a record for the Winter Olympic Games.

The list of international IOC partners that signed the Olympic Games Sochi 2014 contracts includes Coca-Cola, Atos, Dow Chemical, General Electric, OMEGA, Panasonic, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, and Visa.

Today, the 2014 Games General Partners are Aeroflot, Megafon, Rostelecom, Rosneft, Russian Railways, Serbank Russia, VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus and BOSCO Sport. The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee partners are Ingosstrakh and PwC. Official suppliers of the Sochi 2014 games are Kommersant. Publishing House and EF English First. The 2014 Games suppliers are Abrau Durso, Microsoft Rus, Russian Buses - GAZ Group, Scania-Rus.

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