Mitel Networks Corporation is a telecommunications company that specializes in the development of unified communication systems and solutions for business applications. The company was founded in 1973 by Michael Cowpland and Terry Matthews in the city of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada to manufacture lawnmowers. The company currently designs, develops, and manufactures products based on Voice over IP technology including VoIP phones, communication platforms, endpoints, and other applications and software. The company currently sells its products around the world through a network of resellers, distributors, and partners located in various countries. In 2018, the company announced that it would be acquired by Searchlight Capital Partners.