Mitel Launches Cloud Communications Service in Canada With Partners Delivering
MiCloud Enterprise UCaaS
List of Mitel Cloud Partners in Canada Rapidly Growing With Several Already
Providing Mitel's Cloud Communications as a Service Following Successful
Launch in US and UK
OTTAWA, July 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a
global leader in business communications, today launched its MiCloud
Enterprise UCaaS offering for channel partners in Canada to provide
comprehensive communications solutions as a cloud-based service. Offering the
best path to cloud communications for service providers and customers, Mitel
has already enlisted a growing list of business partners in Canada to provide
the solution and continues to recruit more.
This is the third major market launch of MiCloud Enterprise UCaaS since Mitel
first introduced the service for the US market six months ago, followed by the
UK launch in May. Mitel will continue to roll the channel solution out in
select markets worldwide to help our partners meet the growing customer demand
for cloud-based business communications services.
"Demand for cloud communications continues to accelerate and Mitel is helping
our business partners capitalize on this growing opportunity with MiCloud
Enterprise UCaaS. For many channel partners, this solution is their bridge to
being able to deploy and support their own cloud service while creating
recurring revenue streams and providing their customers attractive services
for business communications in the cloud," said Tom Lang, VP Canada, Mitel.
Powered by Mitel, the cloud service easily connects employees, partner and
customers with flexible communications channels designed to boost productivity
and amplify collaboration. This includes business phones with mission-critical
voice quality and collaboration tools with telepresence, chat, audio and
videoconferencing capabilities. This allows channel partners to offer
comprehensive business communications solutions to customers through an
attractive subscription-based cloud-service model.
Among the early partners to offer MiCloud Enterprise UCaaS are Excel Telecom
Inc, Incotel-GH IP Solutions, Introtel Communications Inc, Merbridge Networks
Corporation, Minitel Communications Corporation, RackForce Networks Inc and
Williams Telecommunications Corp.
"Excel Telecom has been seeking a compelling cloud offer and we are very
pleased to partner with Mitel," said Christian Hamel, President of Excel
Telecom. "In a world where technology is constantly changing, it is essential
to have the flexibility and consistency in R&D to be able to meet the
requirements of today's businesses. The fact that Mitel offered us the best
path to the cloud with all the unified communications features already tried
and tested gives us a lot of confidence for the future of our cloud strategy."
"Being able to offer the best cloud communications solutions is a success
factor," said Dino Silla president of GH Incotel. "Mitel's hybrid solution
offers feature parity with the CPE solution and this is a big
differentiatorin the cloud market."
Rob Turnberry, President of Introtel, one of the largest Mitel resellers in
Canada, emphasizes the company's commitment to equipping their customers with
the security of the cloud. He noted, "I believe the Cloud is a solution both
large and small businesses should be focused on. Introtel is ready to provide
all of its customers with the most flexible and efficient Cloud IP telephony
solutions, including the use of mobile handsets. I believe that it's time for
companies to utilize the cloud and take the important next step to a more
secure working environment."
Early customers are already seeing benefits through cloud-based delivery.
Mitel's Cloud Advantage for Channel Partners
MiCloud Enterprise UCaaS is built on Mitel's software-based, cloud-optimized
business communications portfolio. Based on a single stream of software, the
solution uses one platform that can be deployed via public, private or hybrid
cloud to increase flexibility while decreasing overall complexity. This
enables channel partners to offer their customers the most flexible cloud
options. Further it is tailored to remove implementation obstacles and
streamline deployment of Mitel's virtualization solutions.
For more information on MiCloud and the MiCloud Enterprise UCaaS solution, go
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. Mitel
offers customers maximum choice with one of the industry's broadest portfolios
and the best path to the cloud. With more than US$1 billion in combined annual
revenue, 60 million customers worldwide, and #1 market share in Western
Europe, Mitel is a clear market leader in business communications. For more
information, go towww.mitel.com.
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