Integra Recognized as Mitel's Top Cloud Partner in North America for 2013
Enterprise Customers, Rich Product Offerings Drive Massive Sales Growth for
Managed and Cloud Solutions
PORTLAND, Ore., July 1, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitel^® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW),
a global leader in business communications, has named Integra™, a provider of
fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology
solutions, its Top Cloud Partner in North America for 2013. The honor
recognizes Integra's leadership among carriers in sales of Mitel solutions to
enable cloud services. Integra's Managed and Cloud Services, incorporating
Mitel technologies and Integra's Managed Voice Services, help businesses
achieve all of the benefits of moving to the cloud.
Integra's Managed and Cloud Services comprise a full suite of high-bandwidth
data networking, Internet and voice services that assure the highest levels of
feature functionality, performance and security. Managed and Cloud Services
allow businesses to avoid capital expenditures associated with on-premises
equipment as well as the staff time and operating expense of administering and
maintaining such equipment, while enjoying the benefits of Integra's
fiber-based network infrastructure and secure, carrier-class remote hosting
environments. The story of one customer's success using a Mitel-powered,
Integra hosted solution can be found here.
"Integra success with Mitel in bringing its customers to the cloud – and the
cloud to its customers – shows the power of cloud services to help enterprises
realize transformative gains in flexibility, scalability and cost-efficiency
from their network infrastructures," said Martyn Etherington, chief marketing
officer and chief of staff. "As this recognition demonstrates, Integra has the
cloud expertise and proven ability to deliver value with Mitel and help our
joint customers to succeed."
Mitel's own sales data shows the significant growth in cloud technology
adoption driven by Integra's offerings. According to Mitel, from 2012 to 2013,
Integra recorded an increase of more than 50 percent in the number of seats
sold for its Managed Voice Services. In the same timeframe, Integra had 86
percent year-over-year cloud sales revenue growth with Mitel, signifying
increased customer adoption and successful deployments of Integra cloud
solutions powered by Mitel.
"We're honored to receive this recognition from Mitel for the results we've
achieved as partners," said Joseph Harding, chief marketing officer at
Integra. "Mitel technologies and expertise help us streamline sales and
service delivery to our customer's benefit. As we continue to build on our
managed and cloud services portfolio and grow our presence in enterprise
markets, we'll continue to look to partners like Mitel as allies in our
Integra™ providesfacilities-based communications and network services to
enterprises, small andmid-sized businesses, governmentagencies and carriers
throughout thewestern United States, with nationwide and international
connectivity delivered via a robust IP/MPLS network. Integra's vast, privately
owned network connects customers to 6,400miles of long-haulfiber optic
infrastructure and 3,000 miles of metro fiberacross 35 cities in 11 states,
and its Ethernet-over-copperinfrastructure extends ubiquitous Ethernet
accessto more than 460,000 business locations.Customers trust Integra for
secure, reliable, low-latencysolutions to power high-bandwidth cloud
services, data center connectivity and the applicationsthat drive their
success. Integra's services are backedby hands-on support and strong service
level agreements. For more information,visitwww.integratelecom.com.
James McIntyre, 503-546-1016, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Integra Telecom, Inc.
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