AMSTERDAM, Sept. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a leading provider of cloud and software-based unified communications solutions, claimed the #1 market share position in the Netherlands in the first half of 2013 of the total PBX/IP PBX market, growing from 22% in the first quarter to 31% in the second quarter of IP extension shipments, according to the latest market report just published by MZA Ltd. With IP penetration now 65% in the Netherlands, all global UC vendors are active in the market making it one of the most competitive in the world. The report, reflecting industry data as of June 30, 2013, puts Mitel ahead of Cisco and Avaya in this highly competitive market. "Competition is driving innovation adoption in the Netherlands where vendors are aggressively leveraging new features and deployment options to win business," said Stephanie Watson, General Manager of MZA Ltd. "Mitel's ability to consistently innovate, coupled with a full suite of UC applications and a single software approach that allows customers to easily adjust as their business and technology evolves, is resonating extremely well in this market and has helped differentiate and propel Mitel to the #1 market share position." Mitel has emerged from the pack with key enterprise customer wins including OT2010, an eight year project which will upgrade communications systems across 100 Dutch Government departments and will include the deployment of 100,000 IP ports, and the Dutch University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU), the largest public healthcare institution in the Netherlands and one of the largest private mobility deployments in the country. "The Netherlands is a sophisticated market with an appetite for advanced business communications solutions like private cloud and value added applications like mobility that allow organizations to rapidly change their communications profile," said Graham Bevington, Mitel's Executive Vice President of International markets. "Mitel's portfolio is ideally positioned to win in this type of innovative business culture and our market leadership is the result of our highly skilled channel community, our forward thinking customer base, and our dedicated and world-class employees."