|OTC Pink Limited: AVYAQ|
|Products||Digital communications products, services|
|Revenue||US$2.97 billion (2021)|
|US$180 million (2021)|
|US$−13 million (2021)|
|Total assets||US$5.99 billion (2021)|
|Total equity||US$392 million (2021)|
Number of employees
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Avaya Holdings Corporation, often shortened to Avaya (/əˈvaɪ.ə/), is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, that provides cloud communications and workstream collaboration services. The company's platform includes unified communications (UCaaS), contact center other services. The company provides services to 220,000 customer locations in 190 countries.
In 1995, Lucent Technologies was spun off from AT&T, and Lucent subsequently spun off units of its own in an attempt to restructure its struggling operations.
Avaya was then spun off from Lucent as its own company in 2000 (Lucent merged with Alcatel SA in 2006, becoming Alcatel-Lucent, which was purchased in turn by Nokia in 2016). It remained a public company from 2000 to 2007. In October 2007, Avaya was acquired by two private-equity firms, TPG Capital and Silver Lake Partners, for $8.2 billion.
On January 19, 2017, Avaya filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
On December 15, 2017, it once again became a public company, trading under the NYSE stock ticker AVYA.
On February 14, 2023, Avaya once again filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Since 2001, Avaya has sold and acquired several companies. Through Nortel's bankruptcy proceedings, assets related to their Enterprise Voice and Data business units were auctioned. Avaya placed a $900 million bid, and was announced as the winner of the assets on September 14, 2009. In 1985, Performance Engineering Corporation (later PEC Solutions) was formed to offer technology services to government customers. On June 6, 2005, Nortel acquired PEC Solutions to form Nortel PEC Solutions. On January 18, 2006, Nortel PEC Solutions was renamed Nortel Government Solutions. On December 21, 2009, Avaya acquired Nortel's government business as part of the company's assets sale.
In October 2019, Avaya entered into a strategic partnership with RingCentral and together, introduced a new unified communications as a service solution called Avaya Cloud Office ( "ACO"). RingCentral also contributed $500 million to be the exclusive provider of the new Avaya UCaaS offer.
Avaya's headquarters are located at 2605 Meridien Parkway, Durham, North Carolina. In 2020, the company had a presence in approximately 190 countries.
The company claims that its cloud services are utilized by over 90% of the Fortune 100 organizations.
Avaya enterprise customers include: Apple, AT&T, Dell, CVS Health, as well as government organizations.
Avaya sponsors the IAUG users' group and training programs for IT professional certification in the use of Avaya's products.
Avaya provides business related equipment for its customers with Cameras, Collaboration Units, Conference Phones, Headsets, IP Phones, Room Systems, Vantage, and Wireless Handsets. These devices are compatible with various options for the three services provided to its customers as Avaya Cloud Office, Avaya Spaces, and Avaya UCaaS.
Avaya has over 4,400 patents and patents pending. In January 2021, the company disclosed it had received its 600th patent for Contact Center technologies, which was granted for AI in "chatbot socialization."
During the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Avaya refused to join the international community and withdraw from the Russian market. Research from Yale University updated on April 28, 2022, identifying how companies were reacting to Russia's invasion identified Avaya as one of the "Companies that are scaling back some significant business operations but continuing some others...".