LONDON, UK, 8 October, 2008 - ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR), a leading provider of Pure IP Unified Communications (UC) solutions, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with MTV Telecom®, a UK-based distributor of voice and data solutions. Under the agreement, MTV Telecom will offer ShoreTel's range of enterprise UC Solutions to its extensive network of value-added resellers (VARs) across the UK.
"We are extremely pleased and excited to be partnered with MTV," said Mark Swendsen, Managing Director, EMEA, ShoreTel. "MTV is recognized in the UK for its history of introducing cutting-edge technology, and is a leading value add distributor in the telephony space. With the resources of ScanSource behind it, MTV is the ideal partner to help us to continue our growth in the UK."
MTV is the third distributor to partner with ShoreTel in the UK, along with Horizon Telecom® and Cohort Technology®. The company's distribution network is now stronger than ever, as ShoreTel continues to deliver enterprise-class UC solutions that reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) to more customers.
Based on a unique distributed software architecture and innovative product design, the ShoreTel UC solution provides enterprise-class reliability and scales from ten users to tens of thousands. It is designed and built from the ground up to be the market's easiest to use, easiest to manage, full-featured UC system.
"Working with ShoreTel, we can give our resellers the competitive advantage by offering them industry-leading technology that delivers real value to customers," said Martin Hatcher, Chairman of MTV. "We're committed to working with the best in the business, so we're thrilled with the agreement and look forward to a bright future with ShoreTel," he said.
ShoreTel and MTV will be running a series of road show events to demonstrate the Shoretel range of equipment to its resellers.
About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of Pure IP Unified Communications solutions. ShoreTel enables companies of any size to seamlessly integrate all communications-voice, video, messaging and data -with their business processes. Independent of device or location, ShoreTel's distributed software architecture eliminates the traditional costs, complexity and reliability issues typically associated with other solutions. ShoreTel continues to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction, ease of use and manageability while driving down the overall total cost of ownership. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices in the United Kingdom, Sydney, Australia and Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com or call +44 (0) 800 652 8645.
About MTV Telecom
MTV Telecom - 'The original convergence distributor.'
MTV Telecom is constantly evolving to anticipate and fulfill the needs of the converged reseller community. It was not by accident that MTV Telecom entered the voice and data convergence market ahead of most UK distributors in 1996. Nor is it by chance that since then MTV Telecom has continued to develop a portfolio of products and services that have enabled their reseller partners to evolve and grow their businesses in line with the changing technology landscape.
When ScanSource, a $2US Billion company, acquired MTV Telecom earlier this year, it was to leverage the strengths and skills of both organisations and create a significant platform for real growth in the UK and Europe.
MTV Telecom provides high levels of personal service and support that enables it to be supplier of choice to its reseller partners.