Zayo, Mitel target Canadian business with new cloud-based offering

Zayo and Mitel have teamed up to provide a hosted communications, collaboration and conferencing platform targeting businesses in Canada, marking the Zayo's first new service move following its acquisition of Allstream.

Through this pact, Mitel's MiCloud platform will be delivered over Zayo's Canadian network infrastructure to business customers.

Since the pair introduced the service, Zayo said that it has already won several contracts with customers in key verticals such as healthcare, retail, transportation and government.

Business customers that use this service will be able to leverage the benefits of the cloud, mobile and real-time communications technology to simplify how they communicate and collaborate.

Being able to go to market with a trusted partner like Mitel to deliver a next-gen cloud voice service like MiCloud enables Zayo to establish its brand with businesses in the Canadian business services market.

Like other large providers, Zayo's Candian operations have seen broadband and IP/UC grow over 10 percent year-over-year. Having an established IP and fiber-based network in the county gives Zayo a foundation from which it can layer new cloud and additional services.

Still, during the same four-year period, the former Allstream's local access services, long distance and legacy services, and other service revenues declined at rate of 12, 14 and 26 percent, respectively.

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