Mitel Honors Dealers at Business Partner Forum

PHOENIX, Arizona – February 1, 2008
Mitel Honors Dealers at Business Partner Forum

Mitel Honors Dealers at Business Partner Forum

New force in communications celebrates success of its U.S. direct and dealer distribution channel

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“Mitel has rapidly and successfully combined the channel communities brought together as a result of the merger with Inter-Tel and we continue to attract, retain, and support the best channel partners in the industry,” said Rick Dell, US president, sales, Mitel. “Mitel is in the midst of perhaps the most aggressive transformation the industry has ever seen, and the achievement, dedication, and commitment recognized by these awards are indicative of our progress.”

The Mitel PARTNERprogram is one of many ways Mitel attracts new channel partners, and retains existing ones. authorizedPARTNERs benefit from a comprehensive range of support programs that include sales and technical training, pre- and post-sales support, and a responsive, 24 / 7, support team to name a few. The recent expansion of Mitel’s Exclusive Business Partner (EBP) program gives top tier resellers strategic advantages in selling and servicing Mitel’s comprehensive portfolio of unified communications solutions. More than 100 Mitel resellers in the United States have joined the EBP program, many dropping other vendors product lines to do so.

“With an industry-leading portfolio, and access to a number of great benefits through its PARTNERprogram, Mitel continues to provide us with an opportunity to grow our business,” said Michael Evans, V.P. of business telephone systems, Integra Telecom Inc. “We are thrilled to be working with a vendor with so much momentum, and look forward to another great year for 2008.”

“We appreciate the range of products available through Mitel’s CommSource division. It gives us a competitive edge in developing comprehensive solutions to meet our customers’ needs,” said Charles Garlock, president, Business Electronics Inc.

Following its merger with Inter-Tel, Inc. in August 2007, Mitel now boasts 59 offices and more than   800 accredited solution providers throughout the United States. Mitel provides businesses of all sizes greater choice and flexibility with a broad portfolio of solutions, from basic business communications to sophisticated unified communications, from pre-packaged to tailored applications, and from an outright capital purchase to comprehensive managed services.

About Integra Telecom
Integra Telecom Inc. provides voice, data and Internet communications to thousands of business and carrier customers in 11 western states, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The company owns and operates a best-in-class fiber-optic network comprised of metropolitan access networks, a nationally acclaimed tier one Internet and data network and a 4,700-mile high-speed long haul network. The company has earned some of the highest customer loyalty and customer satisfaction ratings in the telecommunications industry. Primary equity investors in the company include Banc of America Capital Investors, Boston Ventures and Nautic Equity Partners. Integra Telecom and Electric Lightwave are registered trademarks of Integra Telecom Inc. For more information, visit www.integratelecom.com.

About Mitel

Mitel delivers flexibility and simplicity in smart unified communications solutions and applications for organizations of all sizes. Combined with a full range of managed services that include voice and data network design and traffic provisioning, custom application development, and attractive financing options, Mitel is reinventing how successful organizations gain competitive advantage by easily collaborating and communicating over distance and time with customers, colleagues and partners. Mitel’s (www.mitel.com) US headquarters are in Phoenix, AZ. Global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide.