Mitel Takes the Lead With #1 Market Share Position in Western Europe and EMEA
Solid Customer Demand and Expanded Global Footprint Enable Mitel to Increase
Market Share on a Worldwide Basis
OTTAWA, July 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a
global leader in business communications, today announced that in the first
quarter of 2014, the company claimed the #1 market share position in two of
the largest geographic regions in the world – Western Europe and Europe,
Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Significant market share strength in several
core European countries, including the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands,
Belgium, Sweden and Switzerland, combined with a solid first quarter
performance in North America, also enabled the company to take share and move
into the #3 position for the IP Extensions market on a worldwide basis, and
the #4 position for the total PBX Extensions market globally.
Mitel's global market share resultsare based on data just published by
independent industry analyst firm MZA Ltd. for the quarter ended March 31,
"The most recent quarter results (Q1 2014) showed Mitel achieving the #1
market share position for the total PBX/IP-PBX Extensions market in both
Western Europe and EMEA," said Stephanie Watson, General Manager, MZA.
"Looking at it through the lens of the North American market where IP
Extensions account for the majority of shipments, Mitel's share story is also
stronger with the company holding the #3 position behind only Cisco and
In a highly competitive and consolidating market, Mitel has not only
reaffirmed its dominance in key markets but also firmly established brand
position in new and developing regions as a result of enhanced product
diversity and depth.
"Mitel's Q1 share gains have really highlighted the ability of the entire
Mitel team to execute and deliver in the first quarter out of the gate since
our merger with Aastra," said Rich McBee, President and CEO Mitel. "Most
importantly, however, our market leadership is a direct reflection of the
confidence that our channel partners and customers have in the new Mitel, our
expanded portfolio – both premise and cloud - and our ability to address the
market needs for businesses of all sizes."
^1 Source: MZA PBX/IP PBX Market, World Quarterly Edition, Q1 2014 Total
Market, June 2014
Mitel®(Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) is a global leader in business communications
that easily connect employees, partners and customers -- anywhere, anytime and
over any device, for the smallest business to the largest
enterprise.Miteloffers customers maximum choice with one of the industry's
broadest portfolios and the best path to the cloud. With more thanUS$1
billionin combined annual revenue, 60 million customers worldwide, and #1
market share in Western Europe and EMEA,Mitel is a clearmarket leader in
business communications. For more information, go towww.mitel.com.
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