Mitel is planning to invest in a new initiative designed to create advanced 5G cloud connectivity.
The company, which is at the forefront of business, mobile and cloud communications, has also announced that it will be expanding its management team as a result of increased demand for 4G LTE services. It is estimated that global subscriptions for LTE services reached more than one billion by the end of 2015, with growth expected to stay strong for the next five years.
Mitel has gained a strong foothold in mobile communications during the last year and is rapidly growing as demand increases. Mitel’s CEO, Rich McBee, said the company’s global footprint of customers for mobile services increased by 82 per cent in the space of just six months last year. He believes that the company is currently in a strong position and that the announcement of this latest investment is essential for the company’s growth in the future.
Management changes at the company include Pardeep Kohli moving from his role as president of the mobile division to become president of 5G Cloud Connectivity. Mr Kohli has more than 20 years’ experience in developing new innovations for mobile technology and will now be in charge of all 5G activities.
Mr Kohli explained: “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.”
Mr Kohli’s previous role will be taken over by BG Kumar.