Mitel Takes Lead in SMB Market Share



    
    InfoTech Research finds Mitel edged out Cisco, Avaya and Nortel for Top
    Spot in US
    

    OTTAWA, Aug. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - <a href="http://www.mitel.com">Mitel</a>(R) today announced that respected
industry research firm InfoTech has confirmed its market leadership position
in the U.S. for IP Telephony (IPT) for small businesses.
    According to the report titled "InfoTrack for <a href="http://www.mitel.com/DocController?documentId=29559">Unified Communications</a>:
2008 SMB Market Analysis" (IUC), <a href="http://www.mitel.com">Mitel</a> captured 17.2 percent of the 2007 <a href="http://www.mitel.com/DocController?documentId=9181">SMB</a>
IP telephony market, well ahead of major competitors like Cisco, Avaya and
Nortel. Following its merger with InterTel in 2007, Mitel gained 8.5 percent
of market share beating its closest competitor NEC by 3.4 percent. InfoTech
defines the <a href="http://www.mitel.com/DocController?documentId=28980">SMB</a> market as Small Businesses (SB) with two to 100 employees and
Medium Businesses (MB) with 101 to 500 employees.
    "We're very excited to be acknowledged again as the <a href="http://www.mitel.com/DocController?documentId=9181">SMB</a> leader", noted
Rick Dell, president of sales for Mitel U.S. "The strength of the <a href="http://www.mitel.com">Mitel</a> brand
in the SMB market is well known. With a growing portfolio and expanding
channels to market, we continue to increase our market footprint and reinforce
our position as the trusted provider of <a href="http://www.mitel.com/DocController?documentId=29559">unified communications</a> for growing
businesses across the United States."
    During 2007, IPT shipments to the U.S. <a href="http://www.mitel.com/DocController?documentId=28980">SMB</a> market increased by
18 percent, compared to 2006. Results from the InfoTech InfoTrack Unified
Communications (IUC) research study indicate that 19 percent of small
businesses surveyed had already started implementing IPT by the end of 2007,
while 16 percent indicated that they had already completed their migration
from TDM to IPT and 41 percent planning to implement IPT including eight
percent that had conducted trials. Of the medium businesses that participated
in the survey, 16 percent had completed the migration to IPT and 32 percent
indicated that they had already started implementing IPT. Another 32 percent
noted that they were planning to implement IPT including three percent that
had conducted trials. Only 20 percent of the MBs had no plans for IPT
implementation.
    In June, <a href="http://www.mitel.com">Mitel</a> introduced new <a href="http://www.mitel.com/DocController?documentId=29559">unified communications</a> products tailored to
address the needs of growing <a href="http://www.mitel.com/DocController?documentId=9181">SMBs</a> with easy to deploy messaging, audio and web
conferencing, mobility solutions, and easy-to-use IP desk phones that help
drive efficiency and productivity, increase customer satisfaction and grow
revenues.

    About InfoTech

    InfoTech, a division of T3i Group LLC, provides global market
intelligence on telecom and unified communications equipment vendors,
including shipment, revenue and market share data. T3i Group's other business
units include telecom pricing and tariff database firm, Tarifica; telephony
equipment feature and functionality database firm, TelecomTactics; and telecom
industry news, information and webinar provider, TelecomWeb
(www.telecomweb.com). T3i Group is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey,
with additional offices in New York City, London, England and Cherry Hill, New
Jersey.

    About Mitel

    Mitel 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 attractive financing
options, Mitel is reinventing how successful organizations gain competitive
advantage by easily collaborating and communicating over distance and time
with customers, colleagues and partners. Mitel's (www.mitel.com) US
headquarters are in Phoenix, AZ. Global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada,
with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide.

    FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

    Except for historical information provided herein, this press release may
contain information and statements of a forward-looking nature concerning the
future performance of Mitel. These statements are based on suppositions and
uncertainties as well as on management's best possible evaluation of future
events. Such factors may include, without excluding other considerations,
fluctuations in quarterly results, evolution in customer demand for the
Mitel's products and services, the impact of price pressures exerted by
competitors, and general market trends or economic changes. As a result,
readers are advised that actual results may differ from expected results.

    Mitel and logo are registered trademarks of Mitel Networks Corporation.




For further information:

For further information: Kevin Johnson, (613) 592-2122 x.6690,
kevin_johnson@mitel.com

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