Mitel Becomes Official Partner of TV Festival de Cannes

PARIS, FRANCE, May 19, 2010 (Marketwire via COMTEX News Network)

Mitel(R) (NASDAQ:MITL), a trusted provider of unified communications software solutions, today announced it is an official partner of TV Festival de Cannes taking place May 12 - 23, 2010. Mitel will be providing a unified communications solution for the TV station's team, the festival's press room, and the palace's VIP room.

Stations will be installed on location to provide communications access during the festival period. The flexibility of the Mitel IP phones equipped with the Mitel Wireless LAN Stands allow them to be connected through a wireless interface minimizing the requirement for fixed network wiring which significantly reduces the logistical burden of installation and makes it an ideal solution for such short-term events.

"We are delighted to be accompanying TV Festival for this new edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Participating in such an event requires very high standards: the solutions employed needs to be of exceptional quality and reliability and they need to be easy to install and use. Our offer meets these criteria," said Lionel Hovsepian, European sales director, Mitel.

TV Festival, the official international Cannes Film Festival TV Channel, will be broadcasting live and in exclusivity the highest moments of the event: Best of Opening and Closing Ceremonies, press conferences, photo calls, interviews and Red Carpets with all the selected official film casts as well as numerous short reports outlining the different facets of the Festival, "Un Certain Regard" selection, the backstage organization and evening events.

About Mitel

Mitel Networks offers a comprehensive portfolio of IP-based communications solutions, which consists of IP telephony platforms, unified communications and collaboration applications and managed and network services. By integrating voice, video and data communications with business applications, Mitel enables businesses to improve their performance. Mitel is a leader in the market evolution to unified communications and collaboration, enabling customers to move beyond basic fixed telephony and disparate communications tools toward integrated multi-media communications and collaboration between users, wherever they may be located. Mitel's U.S. headquarters are in Phoenix, Arizona. Global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide.

Forward-Looking Statements

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About TV Festival de Cannes

TV Festival is the official Cannes Film Festival TV Channel and will be broadcasting live and in exclusivity the highest moments of the event from May the 12th through May the 23rd 2010. This year, the program schedule will feature two main daily editions in the spirit of news-desks, presented live by two presenters from 10.30 am to 2.00 pm and 6.30pm to 10h30 pm. In order to enable all the viewers to follow the event in their own local time, all programs are presented live and are rerun live during the day. Distributed in France and abroad - in total or by footage - TV Festival works today with broadcasters (TV, Web and mobile), and producers from countries that don't want to miss this golden international cinema event. For more information: www.tvfestival.tv/en

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