Mitel Awarded 'Most Innovative Channel Product Award' With Virtualisation

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Jun 28, 2010 (Marketwire via COMTEX News Network)

Mitel(R) (NASDAQ:MITL) today announced that it has been honoured with the 'Most Innovative Channel Product Award' at the Comms Business Awards ceremony on June 3, at the prestigious Lancaster London hotel.

Mitel won the award for the introduction of Mitel Virtual Solutions software portfolio. Mitel Virtual Solutions offers the channel an industry-leading proposition, with the ability to run Mitel's real-time applications in a virtual environment leveraging VMware(R) vSphere(TM) 4.

Mitel Virtual Solutions enable unified communications applications to run in a virtualized data center environment and is designed to help customers achieve capital and operational savings, productivity improvements and resource efficiencies in datacenter management, and risk mitigation for business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

Graham Bevington, managing director EMEA, Mitel, commented, "We are delighted to win this award and to be recognised as a leading innovator in the industry by the channel. Virtualisation is another opportunity for customers to save money by consolidating their hardware and reducing their energy bills. Mitel and VMware have cracked the latency problems in real-time applications and are currently the only providers to deliver voice on a VMware vSphere(TM) 4 virtualisation platform."

Stephanie Watson, General Manager, MZA and Comms Business Awards judge said: "The category was a tough one and all the entries held merit. However, virtualisation is increasingly a major buzz in the industry and Mitel and VMware's delivery of a fully virtualized voice solution is a significant step in the communication industry. Mitel is certainly a worthy winner of this award."

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.

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