Sochi 2014 Announces Its Supplier of Network Equipment

Sochi 2014 News: Avaya, the global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, was today named as the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee official supplier in category of “Network equipment.” The agreement was signed during the annual Sochi 2014 Marketing Club in Sochi by Dmitry Chernyshenko, President of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and David Johnson, Executive Director of Sponsorships & Major Event for Avaya.

As the Official Supplier of Network Equipment to the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, Avaya will be a part of the overall Games technology solutions providing the network, collaboration and communications equipment and working with the other technology partners that will allow athletes, dignitaries and fans worldwide to experience the full communications power of the Olympic Games.

Avaya’s equipment will be used while creating the common telecommunications infrastructure for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. Their equipments will help interconnect venues, the media center, athlete’s village and other Olympic infrastructure facilities and help deliver a high quality experience to every spectator, family member and fan within Russia and across the globe. The solution will consist of data network equipment solutions, including switches, routers and security, as well as collaboration equipment such as telephone and contact center systems. Avaya will also provide engineers and technicians to design and test the systems.

Joel Hackney, Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing and President of Field Operations noted:

“We are thrilled that the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee chose Avaya to be part of delivering a flawless Games experience for the people of the Russian Federation and the rest of the world. We look forward to leveraging our experience, innovation and market leadership to help provide a world class Olympic event for fans worldwide. We have proved our capabilities by delivering 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.”

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

“In preparing the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, we are using only the most high-tech and innovative approaches. Clear proof of this is our collaboration with Avaya. Telecommunications solutions are one of the most important and most difficult elements of the organization large events such as the Olympic Games. The wealth of experience and diversity of technologies that Avaya produce leave no doubt that this project will be undertaken at the highest possible level.”

From January 2009 to the present day, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has signed declarations of intent and partnership agreements with a combined total value of over 1.2 billion dollars. Worldwide IOC Partners, who support the 2014 Games in Sochi and the National Olympic Committees around the world, are the Coca-Cola Company, Atos, Dow Chemical, General Electric, OMEGA, Panasonic, Procter & Gamble, Samsung and Visa.

General partners of 2014 Games are Aeroflot, BOSCO Sport, MegaFon, Rostelecom, Rosneft, Russian Railways, Sberbank of Russia and Volkswagen Group Rus. Partners of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee are Ingosstrakh and PwC. Sochi 2014 Official Suppliers are Kommersant Publishing house and EF English First. Sochi 2014 suppliers are Abrau-Durso, Adecco Group, Exect Business Training, Kelly Services, Microsoft Rus, Russian Buses – GAZ Group and Scania-Rus.

Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.

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