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I know its a month old already but I didn't see it posted..

https://www.polycom.com/company/news/press-releases/2016/20160415.html


wonder if they keep the name or rebrand everything?


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The release says that they will retain the Polycom brand, which seems to make sense. Outside of the industry, I'm sure that more people are familiar with Polycom than Mitel.

I just proved that theory: Polycom appeared in my tablet's dictionary, but not Mitel.

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Mitel is becoming very big in the industry, and very powerful. Stand by for more .

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Hitechcomm, come on fill us in what else do you know?


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Well let's follow the money.

When Mitel brought Inter-tel, Intertel was the 6 th largest manufacturer of PBX's, Mitel was # 8 (I think) . That made Mitel # 4', 1 Avaya, 2 Nortel, 3 NEC, 4 Mitel.

That was then, this is now.......

Avaya brought Nortel made them a big #1, Cisco is now # 2, Mitel # 3, before Polycom.

Mitel is the 3rd largest manufacuter of Hosted (SIP) phones. Polycom # 1 by far, Yealink # 2.

Now Mitel has Poylcom, there may no longer be a # 2

Hosted is the future of PBX's (I think), Mitel is or will be soon, the Big Boy on the block.

Of course most of this is my opion base on many years of being part of this industry.

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https://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/08/polycom-mitel-shares-soar-after-acquisition-is-terminated.html The deal went south.

In the ever changing world of acquisitions and mergers, just because your big and have a lot of coin to throw around doesn't mean you always win. Mitel should have stuck with what it did best.

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That was a week ago.

It's good for the industry , I believe


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