Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) global leaders in cloud based unified communications today announced the winners of its EMEA Cloud Service Provider of the Year 2014 awards. In selecting Tele2 in Sweden, CallHosted in the Netherlands, Destiny in Belgium and Hub One in France Mitel has recognized providers whose exceptional performance within cloud communications excelled in each of their regions during 2014. The awards underline the strategic importance of Mitel's rapidly growing cloud business which is powering more than 33 million cloud connections daily.
Patrik Sörqvist, VP MiCloud EMEA at Mitel said: "Our cloud service providers are taking the lead in helping customers successfully migrate to the cloud and we support them by continually innovating and simplifying end users communication. Mitel's strategic focus and commitment on cloud communication will further strengthen our customers' ability to grow and stay competitive in the market. The EMEA Cloud Service Provider of the Year awards exist to recognize and reward our service providers that make the greatest progress in promoting and growing Mitel Cloud solutions. Tele2, CallHosted, Destiny and Hub One are all worthy winners of their awards."
CallHosted has been a Mitel cloud customer since 2008 with MiVoice Business. In 2014 it had the highest growth rate of any Mitel cloud provider in the Netherlands. Recently they introduced OnePluz, a new cloud initiative that combines Mitel's cloud solutions with the mobility solutions from T-Mobile.
Paul Smissaert, CEO of CallHosted: "This award is a testament to the hard work the team at CallHosted has accomplished this last year. Perseverance and creativity has led CallHosted to develop the OnePluz proposition which is a result of anticipating the needs of our business to business customers. It offers them a proven solution with state of the art technology and has the potential to grow significantly over time. Investing in the Mitel Cloud proposition was a logical step in this long-term partnership for CallHosted."
As an IT and communication service provider for businesses, Hub One, a subsidiary of ADP (Aéroport de Paris), delivers 100% cloud-based unified communications solutions with Mitel MiVoice Business and MiCollab. In 2013, Hub One recorded the highest growth in cloud sales among all Mitel resellers in France.
Bertrand Laurioz, Director Telecom Division at Hub One commented, "This award recognizes a four year partnership with Mitel whose Unified Communications solutions in the Cloud have allowed us to offer services that meet our customers' requirements in terms of functionality, flexibility and availability. For example, Avis and the French Grand Chancery of the Legion of Honor are some of the prestigious brands that trust Hub One and Mitel cloud solutions."
Building on the successful launch of Tele2 Växel in 2013, a cloud-based PBX service based on MiCloud Telepo, Tele2 added enhanced services to the product enabling them to tap into new market segments helping the company deliver very strong growth results in 2014.
Destiny launched new services based on MiCloud Telepo in 2013 and has moved itself into a leadership position within the Belgian cloud business communication market. Its unique Integra solution offers enterprises a modular and tailor-made communication solution.
Joachim Lauwers, Director Sales & Marketing at Destiny: "We are very pleased to be rewarded for our cloud communications expertise and performance by Mitel. With the ever-growing number of businesses acknowledging the advantages of cloud communications, we see huge potential for the years to come. Our partnership with Mitel will allow us to continue playing the leading role in this transition."
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