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Who Is Inter-Tel?

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Inter-Tel was an Arizona-based company which purchased by Mitel Networks in April of 2009 for $723M USD. You can read about that here. Inter-Tel products were rolled into the Mitel line-up of telephone products and Inter-Tel employees were mostly hired by Ottawa Canada-based Mitel.

Inter-Tel opened an office in Japan in 2001 when it existed in the US and sold product in Japan. The business was sold (or given) to a local foreigner who continues to market under the InterTel brand. This has created confusion in the marketplace as it is not the American company which was created some 30 years ago and acquired by Mitel but now a local Japanese company.

As the distributor for Mitel products in Japan, AINEO has received questions regarding the status of Inter-Tel. The Inter-Tel business in Japan has no connection with Mitel or Inter-Tel products and intellectual property acquired by the Canada-based firm.

About Mitel

Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) is a global leader in business communications that easily connect employees, partners and customers — anywhere, anytime and over any device, for the smallest business to the largest enterprise. Mitel offers customers maximum choice with one of the industry’s broadest portfolios and the best path to the cloud. With more than US$1 billion in combined annual revenue, 60 million end-user customers worldwide, and #1 market share in Western Europe, Mitel is a clear market leader in business communications. For more information, go to www.mitel.com.

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