OTTAWA, Sept. 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a leading provider of unified communications and collaboration (UCC) software solutions, has surpassed Avaya and Cisco to seize the #1 market share position in the UK in the IP extensions market, according to the most recent quarterly market share report from MZA Ltd. "After several quarters of solid progress, in Q2 Mitel claimed more than 26 percent of the market for IP extension shipments in the UK to take the #1 market share position," said Stephanie Watson, general manager of MZA Ltd. The report is based on shipments from Q2 2012 ended June 30 2012. Graham Bevington, executive vice president, International Markets, Mitel, commented, "Our market share growth is a genuine reflection of how we have listened and responded to the needs of our customers and the commitment and dedication of our channel partners. Recognition must also go to the entire Mitel UK team, it clearly indicates we are doing the right things and evolving solutions in line with customer demand." Commenting on Mitel's global presence, Ms. Watson said: "Mitel's growth in the UK parallels the solid market share strength we have seen in recent quarters across other territories including the U.S., Canada, Australia and the Netherlands where they consistently rank as one of the leading IP vendors. The company's open architecture and industry leadership in key technologies like virtualization resonates well with organizations that are increasingly looking for more value and collaboration capabilities from their communications systems." About Mitel 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 www.mitel.com. About MZA MZA provides granular analysis of historic and forecast trends in the enterprise communications and UC applications market. MZA is supporting many of the leading vendors, service providers and channels with its analysis services. www.mzaconsultants.com The Mitel Networks Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8599 Mitel and the Mitel logo are registered trademarks of Mitel Networks Corporation.