Mitel Layoffs 2021: Unified Communications Job Cuts After RingCentral Deal

Mitel has confirmed layoffs, but the unified communications, contact center and business phone system company did not disclosed how many job cuts actually occurred.

The Mitel layoffs surfaced only a few weeks after the company sold certain assets to RingCentral. Around the time of that deal, Mitel also confirmed a CEO change from Mary McDowell to Tarun Loomba. Then, some Mitel layoff details surfaced on ChannelFutures.

Mitel now has roughly 3,972 employees listed on LinkedIn. The big question mark: Will the company benefit from the RingCentral deal — especially since RingCentral essentially controls Mitel’s fate in the Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) cloud market?