Mitel and Sprint to Deliver Cloud Solutions for Resellers Serving U.S. Small- and Mid-Sized Businesses

Mitel and Sprint to Deliver Cloud Solutions for Resellers Serving U.S. Small-
and Mid-Sized Businesses

Cloud Services Portfolio Helps Organizations Lower Costs and Improve Business

ORLANDO, Fla., March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sprint Emerging Solutions &
Global Wholesale and Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a leading provider of
cloud and premises-based unified communications and collaboration (UCC)
solutions, today announced that they have entered into a wholesale agreement
to enable resellers of the fast-growing cloud services market for small- and
mid-sized businesses (SMBs) in the U.S. Building on an existing relationship,
the new agreement will enable Mitel and Sprint Emerging Solutions & Global
Wholesale to extend their addressable markets and fully capitalize on the
rapid adoption of cloud services worldwide, a market which is predicted to
reach $52 billion this year.^1

As part of the agreement, the Mitel hosted PBX cloud communications service
will be included in Sprint's Wholesale Cloud Services, helping Sprint's
SMB-focused resellers launch quickly and cost-efficiently in the cloud
services marketplace. As a result, Sprint's wholesale customers will be able
to market services such as hosted voice, unified communications, email, web
collaboration, archiving and web commerce on a secure, high-performance,
cloud-based infrastructure – without the cost and complexity of building an IT

In addition, Mitel will now be able to market Sprint's Wholesale Cloud
Services portfolio directly to its SMB customers nationwide, providing a
comprehensive, cost-efficient and proven suite of services for its U.S.
business customers. Sprint's Wholesale Cloud Services portfolio offers a full
range of SaaS and CaaS cloud services consisting of trusted brand name
offerings to help Sprint Wholesale partners launch more quickly and with less
capital outlay than if they were to procure the services themselves.

"Organizations worldwide are turning to cloud services that support their
business requirements in a timely and cost-efficient manner," said Matt
Carter, president, Sprint Emerging Solutions & Global Wholesale. "This
agreement with Mitel augments our Wholesale Cloud Services offer with the
industry's leading unified communications solution. This ensures we continue
to enable our resellers with easy-to-use, affordable and high-performance
cloud solutions that they can quickly take to market without the expense and
hassle of having to create their own services."

"This is a win-win for Sprint and Mitel," said Jon Brinton, president of Mitel
NetSolutions. "The cloud market is predicted to explode in 2013, and our
partnership with Sprint means that we are fully equipped to benefit from this
growth. We can now address multiple aspects of the cloud market through either
direct or reseller channels, and deliver a comprehensive and flexible offer
across the full spectrum of products, applications and support."

About Sprint

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline
communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers,
businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55 million
customers at the end of 2012 and is widely recognized for developing,
engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first
wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering
industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin
Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and
international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet
backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among
all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all
47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in
both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation's
greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can
learn more and visit Sprint at or and

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

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^1 IDC, Worldwide and Regional Public IT Cloud Services 2012-2016 Forecast,
August 2012, IDC #236552, Volume: 1

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