At an awards gala last month in San Francisco, Mitel recognized its top-performing channel partners in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean — and Allstream walked away with the award for Canadian partner of the year for 2015.
As part of the 2016 Mitel Elite Experience, partners were recognized for achievements in top overall performance, as well as success in specific categories such as cloud and vertical markets.
“The success of Mitel is tightly tied to the success of our channel partners who represent our brand and our portfolio in the marketplace,” said Mitel’s CEO Rich McBee.
Allstream has been a Mitel Premier Partner for the past 25 years and has previously been named Mitel’s Canadian Channel Partner of the Year for the past five consecutive years.
That relationship continues to grow: Earlier this year, Allstream announced a partnership with Mitel to bring MiCloud — a cloud-based solution that combines IP telephony, unified communications and collaboration into one fully managed service — to Canada’s mid-market companies, offering cost predictability and enhanced productivity.
Allstream is the first service provider in Canada to do so. Zayo MiCloud was developed specifically for Canada’s mid-market companies, combining IP telephony, unified communications and collaboration into one fully managed service (with embedded voice, mobility, collaboration and conferencing capabilities from the cloud).
Mitel is also growing. Earlier last month, the company acquired collaboration and videoconferencing vendor Polycom, which will expand its portfolio in unified communications (following a series of strategic acquisitions and product updates). To date, Mitel has more than two million cloud business communications users, representing nearly one in four cloud communications subscribers.
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