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PARIS, April 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a leading provider of cloud and premises-based unified communications and collaboration (UCC) solutions, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with MGCE, one of France's biggest telecommunications distributors. With this agreement MGCE is certified to distribute Mitel's IP telephony and unified communications applications to its resellers, enhancing Mitel's ability to grow its addressable market in France.
The combination of MGCE's distribution power and brand name with Mitel's solutions ideally position both companies for growth.
"The agreement with MGCE is a logical extension to our go-to-market model in France," said Lionel Hovsepian, vice president sales for Southern and Eastern Europe at Mitel. "We have an existing distribution agreement with Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS) to serve the IT and VMware channels and now, with MGCE, we are also able to address the French voice channel. I am very pleased to expand our channels with the addition of MGCE, who has such an established reputation in the French telecom market."
In addition, the agreement opens up significant new French purchasing groups to Mitel.
"It is a pleasure to add Mitel as a key supplier to MGCE. With its solid reputation in unified communications, we will be able to offer our customers more choice and innovation," said Eric Andrea, MGCE Managing Director. "We are already working closely with Mitel to design special offers to welcome new customers and rapidly grow our channel base."
Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) is a global provider of unified communications and collaboration (UCC) software, solutions and services that enable organizations to conduct business anywhere, over any medium with the device of their choice. Through a single cloud-ready software stream, Mitel's Freedom architecture provides customers in over 100 countries the flexibility and simplicity needed to support today's dynamic work environment. For more information visit
MGCE is a strong added value IT distributor specialized in the B-to-B Voice and Data solutions distribution. With 20 brands in its catalog, MGCE offers a complete range of enterprise communication solutions: IP-PBX, switches, WiFi, mobile devices, headsets, video cameras and software. MGCE distinguishes from its competitors by the quality of its network with more than 300 integrators. To learn more about MGCE visit
www.mgce.fr , or call +33 (0)1 46 70 86 88.