ENTERPRISE CONNECT -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a global leader in business communications, today announced MiCloud Enterprise UCaaS for channel partners seeking to offer business communications solutions via the cloud. Announced at the Enterprise Connect conference in Orlando, MiCloud Enterprise UCaaS is available immediately in the United States and will be rolled out in several international markets throughout 2014. The white label Mitel solution allows channel partners to integrate the MiCloud Enterprise UCaaS services as part of their own customer offering, under their own brand.
"Mitel is helping our partners capitalize on the industry shift toward cloud-based business communications with MiCloud Enterprise UCaaS. For many channel partners, this solution is their bridge to being able to deploy and support their own cloud service while creating recurring revenue streams and providing their customers attractive services for business communications in the cloud," said Jon Brinton, EVP and GM, Mitel Cloud Services.
Powered by Mitel, the solution easily connects employees, partners and customers with flexible communications channels that are designed to boost productivity and amplify collaboration. This includes phone service with business-critical voice quality; chat and telepresence as well as audio and videoconferencing capabilities. The subscription-based UCaaS model allows channel partners to offer advanced unified communications solutions to businesses.
A number of Mitel partners have already signed up to offer the wholesale Unified-Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) solution, Powered by Mitel, including Blue Violet Networks, Core Technologies, Eon Networks, Fulton Communications, JEM Communications, Qbase, Towner Communications Systems, Trans-West Network Solutions and TSI Global Companies. Early customers are already seeing benefits through cloud-based delivery.
Leading Online University Implements Leading Business Communications Solution
American College of Technology is one of the first customers of the new service, deploying the UCaaS service with Mitel partner Towner Communications Systems. Based in St. Joseph, Missouri, the online university has already seen a boost in productivity while reducing overall maintenance costs. The UCaaS model allows Towner Communications Systems to continuously upgrade services as updates and new features are available, taking American College Technology out of what can be a costly and laborious upgrade cycle, while ensuring the college has the best and most current solution.
"As a leading online university, American College of Technology stays at the forefront of IT solutions that help us to deliver the best education experience to our student base. Communications is central to that and cloud-based MiCloud Enterprise UCaaS delivers the services we need today and will evolve with us into the future. Our partner Towner Communications Systems has implemented the solution in record time and is helping us to continually optimize the solution based on our growing needs," said Lute Atieh, IT manager of American College of Technology.
Mitel's Cloud Advantage for Channel Partners
MiCloud Enterprise UCaaS is built on Mitel's software-based, cloud-optimized business communications portfolio. Based on a single stream of software, the solution uses one platform that can be deployed via public, private or hybrid cloud to increase flexibility while decreasing overall complexity. This enables channel partners to offer their customers the most flexible cloud options. Further it is tailored to remove implementation obstacles and streamline deployment of Mitel's virtualization solutions.
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Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) is a global leader in business communications that easily connect employees, partners and customers -- anywhere, anytime and over any device, for the smallest business to the largest enterprise. Mitel offers customers maximum choice with one of the industry's broadest portfolios and the best path to the cloud. With more than US$1 billion in combined annual revenue, 60 million customers worldwide, and #1 market share in Western Europe, Mitel is a clear market leader in business communications. For more information, go to www.mitel.com.