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Avaya company is a multinational company that deals with telecommunications products. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
The main product of Avaya Company is its telecommunication hardware. These are both voice and data applications for local and wide area networks, as well as contact center solutions including customer relationship management (CRM).
The most important clients of Avaya are big organizations like the United States Government, National Health Services Group in United Kingdom or China Telecom in Shanghai.
This multinational corporation was founded in 1895 by Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the telephone. At that time it had over 23000 employees and operated all around the world. Soon after that Burlingtons manufacturing branch moved to Massachusetts creating Northern Electric Company which manufactured telephones, bells and various electrical devices. In July 2000, Northern Electric was renamed to Nortel Networks Corporation.
In January 1988 this company was divided into four independent companies: Avaya Inc., Lucent Technologies Inc., Ascend Communications Inc. and Agere Systems Inc.. On 31 March 2010 all four companies were combined to form a new company called Avaya Holdings Corporation (nasdaq: AVYA).
On 19 November 2011 the name of that corporation was changed to Avaya Inc.. The headquarters of this multinational telecommunications equipment manufacturing company is still in Chicago, Illinois. The current CEO is Kevin Kennedy who succeeded Bill Schrader on 11 December 2015 after he retired due to his age.