CBTS Honored as 2007 Avaya BusinessPartner of the Year for North America



    Avaya becomes a sponsor of the company's new technology pavilion at the
    Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 25 /CNW/ -- Avaya Inc. (NYSE:   AV), a leading
global provider of business communications applications, systems and services,
today announced that CBTS has been named the 2007 Avaya BusinessPartner of the
Year for North America. The award is based on both revenue growth and
performance in the sale of Avaya solutions.
    A division of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:   CBB), CBTS provides IP telephony-
based intelligent communications solutions to businesses. The company is one
of more than 1,500 participants in the Avaya BusinessPartner program whose
members are value-added resellers and network integrators that sell and
service Avaya solutions across North America.
    "Through partner companies like CBTS organizations of all sizes can
address their most critical business challenges using intelligent
communications from Avaya," said Ken Archer, vice president, North America
channels, Avaya. "Customers have flexible choices in how they buy, and world-
class support for communications solutions that deliver true value to their
bottom line. This year CBTS is the best of the best and has proven itself an
invaluable member of our extended sales team."
    During Avaya's fiscal year 2007, CBTS realized significant year-over-year
revenue growth and achieved outstanding customer satisfaction for the sale and
implementation of Avaya solutions. The company also launched a new high-
profile technology pavilion at the Great American Ball Park, home of the
Cincinnati Reds. Built to resemble a riverboat perched above the ballpark, the
Pavilion provides a unique space for display of the latest technology, product
demonstrations and executive briefings. The Pavilion also houses the Pilot
House a year-round conference room with views of the ball park, downtown
Cincinnati and the Ohio River. Avaya has agreed to serve as a premier sponsor
of a new pavilion, with a permanent kiosk to showcase its industry-leading
solutions.
    The 2007 Avaya BusinessPartner of the Year award was presented to CBTS
during Avaya's recent Global Sales Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

    About Avaya

    Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies
transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1
million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE
500(R), use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact
Centers and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services
provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For
more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com.

    About CBTS

    A division of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:   CBB), CBTS combines the data
networking capabilities of Cincinnati Bell with next-generation managed
services that provide companies with flexible solutions for end-to-end IT
deployment. The CBTS business model can help organizations increase
productivity and operational efficiency while reducing costs and risks through
solutions that focus on business continuance, compliance, security and
technology infrastructure. For more information, visit
www.cincinnatibell.com/cbts.

    /NOTE TO EDITOR: Photos of the new technology pavilion at the Great 
American Ball Park are available upon request./




For further information:

For further information: Media Relations, Deb Kline, +1-908-953-6179,
klined@avaya.com, or Investor Relations, Matt Booher, +1-908-953-7500,
mbooher@avaya.com, both of Avaya Inc.; Web Site: http://www.avaya.com,   
http://www.cincinnatibell.com/cbts

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