Chess Makes Golden Move

Cheshire based telecommunications company Chess plc has achieved Gold partnership status with telephone systems manufacturer Mitel, in a move to further strengthen Chess’ presence in the IP telephony arena.

Chess has an extensive portfolio of products to offer, including mobile voice and handsets, BlackBerry, broadband and anti-virus and VoIP. Chess will greatly boost its position in the IP telephony market through its Gold Partnership with Mitel.

This partnership has come about as both Chess and Mitel hold the reciprocal view that they each have a top quality, extensive and unique offering. The two companies share the belief that strategic relationships such as this will differentiate Chess and Mitel from their competitors and extend their customer and credited reseller bases.

Chess recognises that VoIP is more than just a buzzword in the industry at the moment and integrated communications platforms like Chess’ SMARTER VoIP offer tangible benefits to business.

Chess see Mitel as the prime systems manufacturer to partner with as Mitel focuses its efforts on IP and the benefits it enables through the convergence of voice, video and data over a single broadband network. With Gold Partnership status with Mitel in place, Chess can now provide customers of all sizes with single IP based communications platforms, allowing them to integrate and/or migrate in an evolutionary manner.

By using technology such as IP telephony, companies with remote workers, branch offices and contact centres are able to extend their talent pool nationally or internationally, help foster better work-life balance, and still deal with customers consistently and efficiently using converged video, voice and data communications.

Rob Walker, Distribution Account Manager with Mitel said “We are thrilled to award Chess plc Gold partnership status. This is an exciting time in the industry and the way businesses use telecommunications is revolutionising. Chess is at the forefront of the revolution and offers solutions that enable customers to experience all the features of Mitel’s cutting-edge technology.”

David Pollock, Chief Executive of Chess plc stated “We were delighted to be awarded Gold partnership status from Mitel as it further enhances Chess’ offering in the marketplace, and strengthens our relationship with Mitel as a whole”