Mitel Enlisted by Dutch Government for Massive IP Deployment



    Master agreement moves 52,000 lines to Mitel over four years

    OTTAWA and NIEUWEGEIN/VIANEN, the Netherlands, Dec. 13 /CNW Telbec/ -
Mitel(R) (http://www.mitel.com/), the new force in business communications
applications and solutions, has been awarded a six-year contract to supply 96
institutions of the Dutch government
(http://www.mitel.com/DocController?documentId=9184) with future-proof IP
communications solutions.
    The large-scale IP deployment is part of OverheidsTelecom 2006 (OT2006)
(http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&u=http://www.ot2006.nl/&prev=/sea
rch%3Fq%3DOverheidsTelecom%2B2006%2B%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG), a Dutch government
program whereby a number of telecom services are tendered in one master
agreement by ministries and other government authorities and subdivided into
clusters. The OT2006 cluster covered by this contract will, amongst others,
see eight ministries, seven provincial authorities, 30 municipalities and 51
administrative bodies and advisory boards totalling more than 52,000 lines
move to a Mitel platform over the next four years.
    "We are very proud of the fact that almost a hundred government
institutions in the Netherlands will soon be using Mitel IP telephony," said
Graham Bevington, executive vice president, Mitel Europe, Middle-East, and
Africa. "We have demonstrated to previous customers such as PCM Publishers
(http://www.pcmuitgevers.nl/external/PCM%2003-10-2003.pdf), ECT
(http://www.hph.com/business/ports/europe/ect_venlo.htm) and the Ministry of
Health, Welfare and Sports
(http://www.hph.com/business/ports/europe/ect_venlo.htm) in the Netherlands
that we are very experienced at tackling large-scale projects of this kind.
For us, the current project is a splendid opportunity to add to our list of
successes."
    OT2006 selected Mitel based on several factors including the flexibility
of the architecture that can operate in a centralized and a decentralized
architecture, ease of management of the solutions, and open standards.
    The Mitel 3300 IP Communications Platform (ICP)
(http://www.mitel.com/DocController?documentId=9555) is a highly scalable,
feature-rich communications system designed to support networks ranging from
10 to 65,000 users and provides standard IP-PBX capability plus a range of
embedded unified communications applications including standard unified
messaging, auto attendant, ACD and wireless. The 3300 ICP also supports a
powerful suite of applications including multimedia collaboration, customer
relationship management, and unified messaging.
    The Mitel Enterprise Manager
(http://www.mitel.com/DocController?documentId=9555) suite provides a single
management interface to monitor and manage all of the activities of a single
or a network of 3300 ICPs and performs day-to-day management tasks helping
control costs by delivering simplified PC-based administration. At the user
level the 3300 ICP supports the industry's largest range of desktop devices
including entry-level IP phones, Web-enabled IP devices, wireless handsets
(WiFi or IP-DECT) and full-duplex IP audio conference units.
    Mitel premierPARTNER
(http://www.mitel.com/DocController?documentId=10009) Triple P
(http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://www.webhostingtalk
.nl/persberichten-binnenland/127179-triple-p-voorziet-96-nederlandse-overheids
instellingen-van-mitel-ip-telefonie.html&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=4&ct=result&
prev=/search%3) will install and maintain the extensive deployment of IP
technology.
    "Triple P has had years of experience supplying, implementing and
managing IP solutions," said Frans Hulshof, General Manager of Triple P. "So
we are naturally thrilled to bring this experience to almost a hundred Dutch
government institutions. Our broad expertise in the field of IT
infrastructures is also an excellent foundation for creating the uniform
workstation of the future the government is seeking."

    About OT2006

    OT2006 is the 2006 government telecommunications project in which several
telecom services are contracted out by the ministries and other government
bodies collectively. The object is to set up an interlinked, standardised
portfolio of telecommunication products and services, thus creating a
future-proof business-telephony environment for the government to work in. For
more information: www.ot2006.nl.

    About Triple P

    Triple P designs, builds, delivers and manages ICT solutions that make an
efficient contribution to the results of an organisation. The three P's -
People, Performance and Partnership - are the cornerstones of an enduring,
successful relationship with all of our customers. For more information:
www.triple-p.nl

    About Mitel

    Mitel (http://www.mitel.com/) delivers flexibility and simplicity in
smart unified communications solutions and applications for organizations of
all sizes. Combined with a full range of managed services that include voice
and data network design and traffic provisioning, custom application
development, and financial solutions packages, Mitel is reinventing how
successful organizations gain competitive advantage by easily collaborating
and communicating over distance and time with customers, colleagues and
partners. Mitel is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices, partners,
and resellers worldwide.

    Mitel and logo are registered trademarks of Mitel Networks Corporation.
    Inter-Tel and the Inter-Tel logo are trademarks of Mitel Networks
    Corporation.
    All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.




For further information:

For further information: Paul Goyette, (613) 592-2122 x.2188,
paul_goyette@mitel.com (media); Alex Anderson, (613) 592-2122 x.2107,
alex_anderson@mitel.com (analysts)

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