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 differentiator in 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.
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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 to www.mitel.com.
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