Maintel has won the Technical Excellence Award 2016 at the UK Avaya Partner Connection Day, becoming Avaya’s most accredited UK partner.
Amongst the highest accolades in the business communications industry, the award recognises Maintel’s commitment to delivering consistently high levels of technical expertise, support and engagement to enterprises throughout the UK who benefit from using Avaya products.
This accomplishment follows Maintel’s five previous Avaya awards, most notably the Service Excellence Award 2015 and Technical Excellence Award 2014.
Eddie Buxton, CEO at Maintel, said, “We’re very proud to be recognised by Avaya, once again, as the top partner to deliver technical expertise across their portfolio. We’re proud of our 20-year relationship with Avaya and this award demonstrates our ongoing commitment to adding value to our services and transforming UK business communications.”
Simon Culmer, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Avaya, added: “This award rewards partners who add real value to clients and deliver true innovation. Maintel has marked itself as an industry forerunner. The firm’s technical expertise is second to none and we look forward to working very closely with Maintel in 2016 and beyond, as one of the most accredited Avaya partners globally.”
Robert Casula, Maintel’s CTO, also became the first person outside of Avaya to pass its Avaya Certified Expert-Fx programme in the UK. The certification aims to bridge the current skills gap between traditional, hardware-intensive networking technologies and next-generation, software-defined fabric-based networking. It’s designed to enable IT professionals to deliver the networking capabilities provided by the Avaya SDN Fx architecture.