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31 Mar 2017
COL partnering with Avaya as Distributor to Extend Reach in the Hong Kong Market

Hong Kong — Mar 31, 2017 — Avaya, a global leader in business communications, software, systems and services, announced today it has signed an agreement with COL Limited, a subsidiary of Wharf T&T Limited, appointing COL as its distribution partner for the Hong Kong region. The two companies will focus on driving adoption of Avaya’s innovative technology solutions and helping organizations in Hong Kong to achieve their digital transformation.

COL will provide the full range of Avaya products and solutions to resellers in Hong Kong initially, expanding later to the wider region. Through COL, resellers will be able to provide enterprises of all sizes with Avaya products and solutions for unified communications and collaboration, contact center, cloud-based communication applications and networking.

Digital transformation is top of the corporate agenda for organizations across Asia, while CIOs are facing budget constraints in challenging market conditions. Avaya helps remove the uncertainty caused by digital disruption, with cutting-edge solutions designed to enable businesses to improve their operation excellence, enhance customer satisfaction, and drive greater competitive differentiation.

COL is a leading IT services company in Hong Kong, with over 40 years of experience enabling customers to enhance their business performance and create value through the adoption of quality solutions and services. The Company offers a full range of unified communication solutions, IT infrastructure, system integration, business continuity and disaster recovery services to its customers. COL’s data center and business continuity solution is its flagship product, holding an 80% market share in the financial industry and MNC sector.

Kam Poon, Vice President, Business Market of COL, said “This distribution agreement signals the start of an exciting time for the industry and for us. Avaya has the reputation, the reach and the commitment to deliver quality communication applications. Together and through our resellers, we will make a highly positive impact in delivering future-proof communications solutions to business customers with proven competence to design, build, implement and operate.”

Chen Wei, Managing Director of Avaya Greater China, commented “As the only company specializing in complex business communications built on open and mobile software platforms, Avaya is uniquely positioned to help organizations in Hong Kong as they face unprecedented challenges to evolve digitally and deliver richer customer experiences. By partnering with COL, we will extend our reach in the market and build lasting relationships with customers and partners.”

About WTT HK Limited (“WTT”)
WTT (formerly known as Wharf T&T) is a leading ICT service provider in Hong Kong with an aspiration of "Winning Together" with business customers. Utilising its extensive and secure Fibre-To-The-Desk (FTTD) network infrastructure, WTT provides business customers with leading-edge ICT solutions meeting their diverse business needs. WTT’s rich ICT service portfolio ranges from fibre-based high-speed business broadband, sophisticated local and international data networking, advanced IP-based voice telephony, best-in-class public cloud services, and complex mission-critical system integration solutions that aim at enabling businesses of its customers. WTT is not only committed to engaging in solid and long-term ICT partnerships with our customers but also endeavouring best-practice standards and performances, as well as contributing to corporate social responsibility in Hong Kong while doing businesses. For more information, please visit www.wtthk.com.hk.

About Avaya
Avaya enables the mission critical, real-time communication applications of the world’s most important operations. As the global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya provides the most complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications with integrated, secure networking— offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today’s digital world requires some form of communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com.

About COL Limited
COL is an IT service subsidiary of WTT HK Limited and a leading IT services company in Hong Kong with over 40 years of experience. Our goal is to enable customers drive their business performance through quality services and better products and solutions. COL offers a full range of IT infrastructure, system integration and application services as well as business continuity and disaster recovery services to our customers. COL’s application implementation services cover Human Resources Management System (HRMS) and Business Intelligence & Analytics solutions. Our data centre and business continuity solution is the flagship in its product portfolio with 80% market share in the financial industry and MNC sector. To ensure a high-quality standard, COL is the first provider in Asia achieving triple certifications of ISO 14001, ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 for its data centre, business recovery services and tape vault operations

COL is an Avaya partner, a Cisco Gold partner, an EMC Velocity Partner, a Juniper Networks Elite Partner, an Oracle Gold and ISV Partner, and a VMware Partner. COL is CMMI Level 3 assessed. For further information about COL, please visit COL website at www.col.com.hk.