Mitel at 50: A Year-Long Celebration

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December 13, 2023

Mitel commemorated our 50-year journey in 2023, marking a significant milestone in the company's evolution. Since 1973, Mitel has pioneered telecommunications, shaping how organizations worldwide connect and communicate. This year, we emphasized enduring commitment to excellence in communication solutions.

As we observed this landmark anniversary, the team embraced the opportunity to reflect on our heritage while propelling the business into a new era of possibilities. The commemoration wasn't just about honoring the past and leveraging our innovation and adaptability as key drivers in a rapidly evolving tech landscape.

Mitel's roots lie within Kanata North, Canada's largest tech park in Ottawa. Mitel's foundational presence in Kanata North underscores our enduring commitment to innovation and our integral role in driving the region's growth and prominence in the tech industry.

Mitel celebrated more than just a big birthday in 2023 — we also made a monumental acquisition. In October, our president and CEO, Tarun Loomba, announced we had closed a deal to buy Unify. With the news, Mitel is now second globally in enterprise unified communications, with over 75 million users in more than 100 countries.

The commemoration of this significant milestone garnered attention and accolades from various esteemed sources. Industry analysts chimed in, reflecting on Mitel's journey and acknowledging our contributions to telecommunications.

“Innovation is at the heart of Mitel’s success, allowing the company to constantly adapt and meet its customers' evolving needs. This dedication to innovation has resulted in significant growth for the company and recognition from industry experts,” said Anurag Agrawal, CEO and Founder of Techaisle.

The zenith of our 50th anniversary was Mitel's official birthday, June 8. We marked the occasion with a company-wide celebration in the spirit of innovation and our modern workplace, as we saw employees worldwide join virtually and in the office.

Our celebration extended beyond the company; our annual Month of Service took on a special meaning, demonstrating our commitment to contributing positively to society. Supporting our communities through service has been essential to our culture for many years. In honor of our 50th anniversary, more than 600 employees stepped up to share over 2,500 hours of their time supporting nearly 60 organizations worldwide. This dedication to service encapsulates our ethos — a blend of technological innovation and social responsibility.

Mitel's 50th anniversary stands as a testament to our continued commitment to innovation, service, and shaping the future of communications. As the business strides into its next phase, we remain steadfast in pursuing excellence, continuously adapting and innovating to meet the evolving needs of an ever-connected world.

Check out the coverage of Mitel’s 50th-anniversary celebration.

News Coverage of Mitel’s 50th Anniversary

The Globe and Mail: How Kanata North grew to become Canada’s largest tech park

The Globe and Mail dive into the evolution of Kanata North, Canada's largest tech park. It highlights the region's transformation into a tech hub, attributing much of its success to pioneering tech companies like Mitel. Our presence and innovation catalyzed the park's development, attracting many tech enterprises and talent.

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Ottawa Business Journal: On the verge of turning 50, Mitel looks to get ‘re-energized’ with significant acquisition

The Ottawa Business Journal looks at our 50th anniversary through the lens of the Unify acquisition. Mitel's acquisition is a pivotal strategy as it prepares to embark on its next phase, emphasizing a forward-thinking approach and determination to maintain its relevance and impact within the market.

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Call Centre Helper: Mitel Celebrates a Legacy of Innovation at 50 Years

Call Centre Helper highlights Mitel’s legacy of innovation in the telecommunications industry. It delves into Mitel's journey over the past five decades, showcasing milestones and innovations and underscoring its commitment to driving technological advancements.

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50th Anniversary Pieces by our Team

Mitel Celebrates a Legacy of Innovation at 50 Years

Read up on our official press release, with quotes from Sir Terry Matthews, co-founder of Mitel and CEO Tarun Loomba.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Mitel Excellence

Catch up on Mitel's five decades of success, and learn about our resilience, achievements, and ongoing dedication to driving technological advancements in communications.

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Celebrating Mitel Phone Innovation

Discover Mitel's rich history of phone innovation and groundbreaking advancements in telephone technology. This nostalgic tribute focuses on the evolution of Mitel phones and their impact on communication.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Mitel’s Month of Service

The blog highlights Mitel’s dedication to community service through our annual “Month of Service” initiative, emphasizing our 50th anniversary. It showcases Mitel's commitment to giving back to the community by engaging in various volunteer activities throughout June 2023.

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Industry Analysts Reflect on Mitel’s 50th Anniversary

Industry analysts offer insights and perspectives on Mitel's journey and impact in telecommunications. The blog features sentiments from several analysts and emphasizes their appreciation for Mitel's resilience, adaptability, and role in shaping the future of communications.

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