Mitel Teams With Nortech to Bring Cloud Communications Solutions to Scandinavia

OTTAWA and STOCKHOLM, Nov. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

Nortech has launched new cloud communications and collaboration solutions with Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) in Scandinavia. Based on Mitel's MiCloud technology, the white label service is now available to resellers, systems integrators and carriers in Sweden and Norway with plans to expand into other Scandinavian markets.

Powered by Mitel, the Nortech cloud solution was introduced to more than 40 resellers at a recent event in Stockholm. Swedish carrier Phonera is among the first to offer the flexible cloud solutions, expanding on its own business solutions for its customers.

"The Scandinavian market is at the forefront on mobile device usage, requiring flexible solutions to support a mobile workforce," said Fredrik Thornberg, Nortech's Sales Manager for their powered by Mitel cloud offering. "By teaming with Mitel, we are providing partners such as Phonera with cloud services for their business customers that leverage an organization's mobile investments. This is about optimizing how employees, partners and customers collaborate to streamline business."

Nortech hosts the MiCloud solution on its data center infrastructure with redundancy for business continuity. Mitel partners are able to offer the Nortech services to their customers with an attractive pay-per-usage model. The solution is designed to offer ideal support for mobile workers and allows individual customers to select their devices — from mobile to desktop — for the Nortech services.

"Customer choice has never been more critical to business, as companies increasingly become mobile with the need to support a proliferation of devices. With Nortech cloud services powered by Mitel, Phonera delivers the robust communications and collaboration services businesses require to the devices of their preference," said Per Jansson, Business Area Manager Telephony, Phonera.

The new service builds on Mitel's long-standing relationship with Nortech and enables both companies to extend business services in the Scandinavian market.

"The cloud has emerged as a powerful business driver in Scandinavia, with customer demand particularly strong in tech-savvy Sweden. Mitel sees tremendous opportunity with Nortech to deliver cloud solutions throughout Scandinavia via our joint ecosystem of reseller partners," said.Gijs Borsboom, VP Sales Europe, Mitel.

For more information go to:
Powered by Mitel : www.mitel.com/solutions/virtualization/cloud-communications/ 
Nortech Solution Powered by Mitel: www.nortechtelecom.se

About Mitel

Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) is a global provider of unified communications and collaboration (UCC) software, solutions and services that enable organizations to conduct business anywhere, over any medium with the device of their choice. Through a single cloud-ready software stream, Mitel's Freedom architecture provides customers in over 100 countries the flexibility and simplicity needed to support today's dynamic work environment. For more information visit www.mitel.com.

About Nortech

Nortech Telecom is a modern telecom company that sells and markets complete service-based business solutions for telephony and data. Since the company was founded in 2001, Nortech has enjoyed a strong growth and for the past seven years, the company has more than tenfold its sales while maintaining profitability. Nortech has been named a Gazelle company by Dagens Industri 2006, 2007 and 2008.

About Phonera

Phonera AB offers cost-effective and intelligent communication and server solutions for telephony, Internet and Hosting through our two businesses Phonera Telephony and Availo. Phonera Telephony offers a wide range of affordable services in fixed, mobile, and IP telephony as well as broadband for small and medium businesses. Phonera is the market leader in SIP trunking thanks to flexible solutions to smart PBX for both small businesses and large enterprises. We are proud to be acknowledged for having one of the best customer support teams within our field.

Availo is a market leader in hosting on the Swedish market. Availo provides access points for Internet, VPN and wholesale services in private and international IP network. The target audience is medium to large businesses and companies whose business is entirely dependent on the internet.

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