Mitel to Aquire Inter-Tel for $723 Million

Mitel Networks Corp. is buying Inter-Tel Inc. for $723 million in cash, the companies said Thursday. Privately held Mitel will pay $25.60 per share for the Tempe, Ariz.-based company and said the merger will double its annual revenue to $800 million. Inter-Tels closing price on Thursdays NASDAQ was $23.79. Mitel CEO Don Smith said the […]

SIPping the WAN Fantastic

THE LIGHTS, THE SPARKLE, the high-heeled shoes getting into a new technology is a little like your first high school dance. You arrive, filled with promise and optimism, but by the end of the night, there will be winners and losers those who dance, and those that cant. When it comes to SIP trunking, channel […]

Mitel Unveils TI-Enabled VoIP Phone

VoIP equipment maker Mitel has based its new 5300 series IP phones on Texas Instruments Inc.s (TI) VoIP technology so they can deliver real-time access to applications and services such as Web browsing, contact lists and call history logs. Our collaboration with TI has resulted in a new class of IP phones that will give […]

Master Agencies PartnerTEL, Telesis Merge

PARTNERTEL INC. AND TELESIS Management Corp. announced Jan. 16 the completion of their long-rumored merger. The two companies will come together under a new banner to form one of the countrys largest master agencies with more than $300 million in monthly customer spend under management. Steve Gareleck and Dan Bommer at the Qwest Business Partner […]

PAETEC Targeting Financial Industry

PAETEC Communications Inc. announced this week teaming up with Mitel, a Canada-based telecom equipment supplier, to sell IP phone systems to equity firms, hedge funds and other members of the financial industry requiring trading capabilities. In addition to cutting costs for the financial industry, the communications systems will eliminate the need to store shelves upon […]

Business News – Coalition Formed to Promote Convergence

Posted: 08/2000 Coalition Formed to Promote Convergence More than a dozen telecommunications company have formed the National Convergence Alliance (, an organization whose mission is to define, promote and educate about convergence in the communications industry.“Industry leaders have been looking for a means of bringing together the elements of convergence clearly and understandably,” says Don […]

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