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Mitel Networks names Telstra Business Systems as its first Platinum Solution Provider in Australia

  • 15 June, 2005 10:31

<p>Sydney Australia, June 15th 2005 – Mitel, a leading provider of IP communications solutions, today announced that Telstra Business Systems has been accredited as its first Platinum Solution Provider for the Australian marketplace.</p>
<p>Gwilym Funnell, Managing Director of Mitel Australia, said. “In the past two years, Telstra Business Systems has helped Mitel achieve significant market penetration in the Australian IP telephony market.”</p>
<p>“Telstra Business Systems achieving platinum shows that they deliver expertise across all facets of a converged solution, while providing an Australian-wide ‘foot print’.”</p>
<p>The platinum accreditation is the highest granted by Mitel as part of its global channel accreditation program, and will allow customers of Telstra Business Systems access to the full range of Mitel’s extensive IP portfolio, solution customisation and integration, and access to the skills needed to successfully move to IP telephony.</p>
<p>Malcolm Flanagan, Managing Director of Telstra Business Systems, said this platinum partnership reflects Telstra Business Systems’ commitment to delivering fully serviced converged desktop solutions and IP applications for the Australian marketplace.</p>
<p>“Telstra Business Systems has more than 10,000 users on the Mitel IP telephony platform in Australia, and over 100 accredited engineers nationally,” Mr Flanagan said. “By becoming a platinum partner, we can move customers beyond IP telephony, bringing new business value to the desktop.</p>
<p>“By achieving Mitel platinum accreditation, along with our ability to service multiple vendors, Telstra Business Systems can offer a safe transition path for customers as they make the journey from legacy phone systems into the future.”</p>
<p>About Telstra Business Systems
Telstra Business Systems Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telstra Corporation Limited, provides customised, on-premise communications solutions and services to Australian businesses – regardless of the size of the organisation. We deliver voice, converged voice and data solutions and applications, solutions for contact centres and mobility, and managed and maintenance services. Telstra Business Systems’ scalable solutions combine a comprehensive portfolio of technology partners, backed up with reliable restoration and response times, national coverage and exceptional customer service. Telstra Business Systems has a customer list of 450 of Australia’s largest corporations across a variety of industry sectors and government, while also supporting more than 4000 small to medium businesses. Working within the broader Telstra Group, Telstra Business Systems has the opportunity to source a wide range of telecommunications and IT services for its customers.</p>
<p>Visit Telstra Business Systems at</p>
<p>About Mitel
Mitel is a market leader for voice, video, and data convergence over broadband networks. With a focus on the user experience, the company delivers advanced communications solutions that are easily customized for individual business needs. Through intuitive desktop appliances and applications, businesses are provided with innovative ways to manage information and resources. Vertical markets benefit from integrated solutions that protect existing investments, while enabling new ways to be more cost effective and productive. Mitel is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide. For more information please visit</p>
<p>Media contact
Sebastian Rice
02 9959 1991</p>

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