Gartner Recognizes Mitel as a Leader in New Midsize Enterprise Unified Communications Magic Quadrant

OTTAWA, May 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a global leader in business communications, today announced that the company has been recognized by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the latest Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Unified Communications (UC). The just released report*, focused on the North American midsize market, is the second Gartner Magic Quadrant in recent months where Mitel has been acknowledged as a leader in UC. In August 2014, Mitel was also positioned as a leader in Gartner's global Unified Communications MQ. Mitel is one of only three vendors to be positioned as a leader in both MQs.

"Mitel'sUnified Communications solutions represent the direct interface and daily brand experience we deliver to our end-user customers," said Rich McBee, President and CEO of Mitel. "We believe to be recognized by Gartner as a Leader twice in 12 months is a strong acknowledgement of our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation, and, most importantly, to ultimately enhancing the customer's user experience. I am extremely proud of the team's effort to elevate us to 'Leaders' status."

According to the report*, Magic Quadrant vendors like Mitel identified as Leaders in Gartner's Midsize UC MQ "have UC portfolios that are specifically positioned with features and functionality that meet the needs of midsize businesses. The user and management interfaces are integrated and generally intuitive and easy to use. Leaders balance the need for some customization with end users' desire for simplicity in their licensing structures, sales demos and UC solutions portfolio. Vendors in this quadrant have mature channel programs with distinct processes for presales and post-sales support."

To see the full report, go to http://www.mitel.com/gartner-uc-midsize

About the Magic Quadrant

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*Source: Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications for Midsize Enterprises, North America, Megan Marek Fernandez, Sorell Slaymaker, August 5, 2015; Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications, Bern Elliot, Steve Blood, August 4, 2014.

About Mitel

A global market leader in enterprise and mobile communications  powering more than 2 billion business connections and 2 billion mobile subscribers every day, Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) helps businesses and mobile carriers connect, collaborate and provide innovative services to their customers. Our innovation and communications experts serve more than 60 million business users in more than 100 countries, and 130 mobile service providers including15 of the top 20 mobile carriers in the world. That makes us unique, and the only company able to provide a bridge between enterprise and mobile customers. For more information, go to www.mitel.com and follow us on Twitter @Mitel.

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