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Mitel invests in 5G cloud connectivity platform

February 17, 2016  

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Mitel today announced that it is “preparing for the next wave of innovation with investment in a new initiative focused on advanced 5G cloud connectivity.” The Ottawa-based company also announced the expansion of its senior mobile management team as global demand for 4G LTE services rapidly ramps up. According to industry analyst firm Ovum, global LTE subscriptions surpassed the one billion mark during the final quarter of 2015, with all signs indicating that that strong double-digit growth will continue for the next five years

Pardeep Kohli, former CEO of Mavenir and current president of the Mitel Mobile Division, becomes president of Mitel 5G Cloud Connectivity. In his new role he will lead all activities associated with Mitel’s 5G investments.

“Wireless connectivity is now an essential aspect of everyday life, but we’ve only just scratched the surface of the economic and social impact it will have in the future as mobile technology continues to advance,” said Kohli. “Mitel’s 5G platform is focused on building that future by providing the software to enable billions of mobile devices to access mobile cloud services in a flexible, cost-effective manner.”

BG Kumar, a mobile industry veteran, takes over as president of the Mitel Mobile Division with responsibility for the profit and loss, sales, engineering, product line management, and operations.