Info-Tech Research Group: Champion Status for IP Telephony

Info-Tech Research Group

Mitel Achieves Champion Status in Info-Tech Research Group's IPT Vendor Landscape

Unified Communication's Provider Recognized for Flexible, Business Focused Solutions

OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL), a leading global provider of Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) software solutions, was listed as a Champion in Info-Tech Research Group's IP Telephony Vendor Landscape. Through a comprehensive review of companies in the IP Telephony arena, the Vendor Landscape is designed to offer independent perspective on the range of IP Telephony products available in the market.In its evaluation, Info-Tech Research Group acknowledged Mitel's flexible deployment options, solid unified communications suite, and focus on business communications. Notable highlights of Mitel's IPT solutions included the strength of its Freedom Architecture which decouples a single-software stream from proprietary hardware, the company's leadership in virtualization, demonstrated by its integration with VMware View™ 5, and the comprehensive scope of the company's IPT solution, which includes a suite of mobility options.

"Our partnership with Mitel has been instrumental in demonstrating to businesses the benefits of virtualizing their unified communications platform," said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. "We consider Mitel to be a leader in this area and look forward to continue working with them to deliver innovative solutions for virtualized voice."

"Mitel strives to provide customers with a best-in-class communications solution that provides the most flexibility possible. This enables customers to leverage their existing infrastructure without prohibitive overhead costs," said Stephen Beamish vice president, Corporate Marketing and Business Development for Mitel. "We are very pleased to be recognized by Info-Tech Research Group as one of the Champions in IPT and we feel this acknowledges the strength of this approach."

Mitel was one of only three vendors designated with Champion status out of the ten companies evaluated in the report. Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

To obtain a copy of the report, visit http://discover.mitel.com/Info-Tech_report.

About Mitel

Mitel Networks (Nasdaq:MITL) is a global provider of business communications solutions and services, consisting of unified communications and collaboration software applications, IP telephony platforms, mobility applications and managed and network services. Mitel enables businesses of all sizes to move beyond basic fixed telephony tools toward integrated multi-media collaboration solutions, accessible from anywhere, helping to improve performance, gain competitive advantage, and reduce costs. Mitel's global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, US headquarters are in Chandler, Arizona and EMEA headquarters are in Caldicot, UK, with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide. For more information, visit: http://www.mitel.com

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