Frontier Communications Recognized As Mitel's Top Business Partner In The U.S.

OTTAWA, July 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a leading provider of cloud and premises-based unified communications (UC) software solutions has recognized Frontier Communications Corporation® (Nasdaq:FTR) as its top revenue-generating partner in the United States for Mitel's 2013 fiscal year, ended April 30. The award was announced during a gala event last month during Mitel's annual Americas Business Partner Conference in Hollywood, Florida.

"Frontier has done a superb job of harnessing Mitel's unique value proposition to drive orders and revenue and leveraging the power and flexibility of our single stream software premise and cloud solutions. Together we are satisfying customers and growing and that's a winning relationship for all involved," said Joe Vitalone, Mitel's Executive Vice President for the Americas. "The facts speak for themselves. For the past four years, Mitel sales through Frontier have enjoyed triple-digit annual growth rates."

A Mitel-authorized Partner for the past 24 years, Frontier provides Mitel solutions to business customers throughout its markets in 27 states. In 2010, Frontier Communications standardized its business customers on Mitel's voice and unified communications solutions and has been a Top 10 Mitel Partner for past three consecutive years. 

"The partnership between Mitel and Frontier is beneficial for our organizations but more importantly, for our customers and end-users," said Stephen LeVan, Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales for Frontier. "This award is a reflection of the value Mitel delivers to Frontier that we in turn deliver to our customers."

Frontier has successfully installed and supported the Mitel cloud-based and premise-based solutions for public and private universities, hospitals, municipalities, and multi-sized businesses.

About Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:FTR) is an S&P 500 company and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America's largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, entertainment services like TumTiki.com , data security solutions through Frontier Secure , bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier's approximately 14,400 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com .

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.
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