Avaya partners Bell Solutions to launch

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Avaya partners Bell Solutions to launch Cloud Offering in Sri Lanka, with Simplified Video Conferencing

Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA), a leader in unified communication and collaboration solutions announced the launch of its video as a service solution – Avaya Equinox Meetings Online (AEMO) in Sri Lanka on the side-lines of a partner event held with Bell Solutions (Pvt) Ltd. Avaya Equinox Meetings Online will be available to businesses across Sri Lanka on a subscription basis and delivered in a public, private, or hybrid model. With this solution, customers will have multiple benefits such as simplified collaboration for critical meetings, one solution for audio, video, web and webcasts and easy and seamless participation.

This solution will be available through Avaya’s wide partner network in the country under the Avaya & Friends initiative. Avaya & Friends is a program to bring together different categories of partners, operating across various partner programs, so that their technologies can be easily integrated and deployed on Avaya’s open platforms. Through this initiative, Avaya plans to enable application developers to certify themselves on Avaya platforms; and empower channel partners to increment and amplify the business they do with Avaya.

Commenting on the launch, Vishal Agrawal, Managing Director, Avaya India & SAARC, said, “According to Gartner, 28% of all telephony users will be in the cloud by 2021, and this creates a huge opportunity for us. We are bullish about it and are continuously innovating and strengthening our cloud portfolio to be able to cater to the real demands of our customers and robust growth, across the globe. Sri Lanka is a key business growth market for us in the Asia Pacific region as the country is adopting technology at a rapid pace. We believe our open architecture and focus on building agile solutions will give businesses in Sri Lanka a unique advantage. Avaya Equinox Meetings Online is a revolutionary solution that will allow customers agility, flexibility and most importantly allow them to take communications and collaboration with them across applications, browsers and devices.”

Kuntal Shah, Director, Sales & Engineering, Avaya India and SAARC added, “Through Avaya Equinox Meetings Online, we have enabled collaboration technology to move beyond dedicated video conferencing rooms to the desktops and mobile devices people use every day. Businesses today are increasingly investing in cloud technology, and as millennial workforce and new generation technology evolves, it is essential to be connected and be able to serve your customers from anywhere, at any time and this is what we are enabling today with Avaya Equinox Meetings Online. Through this solution, businesses can have the benefit of face to face interactions with colleagues and customers from any device, enabling true scenarios of improved employee engagement and team productivity, and serve customers faster and deliver wow experiences.”

“The Telecommunication and Information services are the key growth component within the Sri Lanka services sector and have delivered steady growth over the previous years. The country initiated process of adopting Fifth Generation (5G) technology which will enable futuristic technology applications using robotics and digital transformation solutions.  Businesses across the globe and in Sri Lanka are today transitioning from being traditional, to mobile and agile This creates a huge opportunity for the right unified communication and collaboration technology .As per a recent Frost & Sullivan report, globally there are 32.4 million huddle rooms and less than 2 percent are video enabled, showcasing the large untapped market. And I believe that with Avaya’s affordable cloud video conferencing solution will continue to shrink the world”, added Dr. Prasad Samarasinghe, Managing Director, Bell Solutions (Pvt) Ltd.

PHOTO 01: Dinakar Tadepalli, Practice Head for Unified Communications and Collaboration for Avaya India & SAARC (extreme right) at the Customer Panel Discussion along with (L to R) Kuntal Shah – Director Sales Engineering for Avaya India & SAARC, Sanjeeva Aeygoonawardena – Executive Director, Mountain Hawk Express Pvt Ltd at FedEx Express and Prasad Keerthiratne – Head of IT, Lanka Tiles Group of Companies

PHOTO 02: Krishantha Perera, Head of Bell Solutions addressing the audience