Mitel Signs IP Telephony Agreement with Rogers - Mitel Delivers 3600 Hosted Key System

    OTTAWA, Jan. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Mitel(R), the trusted leader in IP
communications, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Rogers
Business Solutions Inc. under which it will supply the Mitel 3600 Hosted Key
Systems as part of a converged IP voice and data offering from Rogers. The
offering, to be launched this March, will provide voice, data and Internet
connectivity on a single IP (Internet Protocol) network for small businesses.
    "Our goal is to deliver a simple, affordable IP solution to small
business in Canada that lets them combine their voice and data on a single,
converged network," says Randy Reynolds, President of Rogers Business
Solutions. "This hosted system is easy to install, easy to manage and easy to
upgrade, and with pricing based on the number of users rather than the amount
of use, monthly costs are predictable."
    The Hosted Key System is a carrier-grade communications system that
allows service providers to displace traditional key systems in small
businesses (five to 50 employees) with a hosted service that is full-featured,
simple to use, low cost, and easy to manage. Small business owners can enjoy
business-quality voice using the same broadband data connection they use for
Internet access, and can rely on one vendor for all their business
communication needs.
    "We are pleased that Rogers has chosen the Hosted Key System for its
converged solution," said Paul Butcher, president and chief operating officer,
Mitel. "This system delivers the same functionality as a traditional telephone
system, but with much simpler, web-based user management that will save small
businesses time and money in managing their voice networks."

    About Mitel

    Mitel is a leading provider of unified communications solutions and
applications for business customers. Mitel's voice-centric IP-based
communications solutions consist of a combination of telephony hardware and
software that integrate voice, video and data communications with business
applications and processes. These solutions enable customers to realize
significant cost benefits and to conduct business more efficiently and
effectively by enabling enhanced communications, information sharing and
collaboration within a business and with customers, partners and suppliers.
Mitel is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices, partners and resellers
worldwide. For more information, visit

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

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For further information: Media and Analyst Contacts: Simon Gwatkin,
(613) 592-2122, x.3503,; Alex Anderson, (613)
592-2122, x.2107, (industry analysts)

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