Press release

Mitel to Power Communications for Teams and Officials During the Major League Baseball™ Mitel & MLB Present London Series 2019

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On 29-30 June, Mitel will help Major League Baseball™ (MLB)
bring regular season games to Europe for the first time ever.
Transforming London Stadium into a ballpark during the month of June, MLB
will leverage Mitel communications at the centre of its technology stack
to ensure teams and officials are always connected.

During the series, Mitel will provide a common, unified system for
dugout, bullpen, video review room and press box communications. Since
the games are official regular season games between the Boston Red Sox
and the New York Yankees™, the system will also record and
monitor communications conducted to ensure compliance with MLB
regulations. In addition, the system will power connections:

  • From the field to the Replay Review Center in New York City, so
    umpires and officials can connect when a call on the field is being
  • From the clubhouse to the press box to inform media of important
    information, such as a line-up change
  • From the dugout to the bullpen, so coaches can discuss which pitchers
    should warm up or come into the game

The partnership with Mitel and MLB was initiated last year when the
league selected Mitel as its Official Business Technology &
Communications Partner. Through the agreement, Mitel provides
standardised communications systems for all 30 MLB ballparks in North
America and the Replay Review Center in New York City. The system
installed at London Stadium will include the same advanced capabilities,
delivering a consistent experience for coaches, players, umpires and
staff, all while meeting the real-time communications requirements of an MLB™

Mitel is the title partner of the first two London Series. The historic
pair of two-game sets will be played at London Stadium in summer 2019
and 2020.


“High-performance organisations need smart, fast and reliable ways to
communicate,” said Rich McBee, President and CEO, Mitel. “Baseball is
unique as a sport given the heavy dependence that coaches and officials
place on real-time, secure communications technology to stay connected
and ensure the integrity of the game. As an organisation with deep
heritage in the UK, we are honoured to be a part of this landmark event
and bring the communications expertise we have built with MLB in North
America to London.”

“Mitel has been an outstanding business communications and technology
partner in providing seamless systems for MLB and our Clubs,” said Noah
Garden, Executive Vice President, Commerce, MLB. “Their proven track
record allows us to be confident in our infrastructure so that we can
focus on creating unforgettable baseball experiences, such as these
first-ever regular season games in London.”

Additional Facts

  • Mitel powered 1000+ of the most important calls during the 2018 MLB
    season and Postseason; all with call reporting, analytics and call
    recording capabilities.
  • More than 50 professional sports organizations, including UEFA
    Champions League finalists Liverpool Football Club and Tottenham
    Hotspur, trust Mitel for their communications and collaboration needs.
  • Mitel ranks as the leading supplier of business communications systems
    in EMEA (source: MZA) and the number one cloud communications supplier
    globally (source: Synergy).

Related Materials

  • Learn more about the Mitel & MLB Present London
    2019 and Mitel’s role in powering technology for the games.
  • Watch the video
    on how Mitel is Helping Major League Baseball® “make the right calls.”
  • Read the blog
    by Mitel expert and former Kansas City Royals™ pitcher, Jimmy Serrano,
    on how effective communications and collaboration are involved in
    every game of baseball.
  • See why Liverpool
    Football Club
    and Tottenham
    Hotspur Football Club
    selected Mitel as their communications and
    collaboration provider.

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