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Mitel Appoints AINEO Networks as Authorized Distributor in Japan and Korea

March 04, 2013

Mitel Networks, a provider of cloud and premise-based unified communications and collaboration solutions, has appointed AINEO Networks as its authorized distributor in Japan and Korea for installing, maintaining and supporting Mitel systems.

Based in Tokyo, AINEO Corporation is an international managed information technology (IT) service provider, a technology infrastructure company, and cloud hosting provider of business e-mail systems. 

"AINEO Networks offers technical depth and market know-how in the world's third largest economy. We look forward to employing their experience in engaging both our global customers as well as developing this new market," said Graham Bevington, executive vice president for international markets at Mitel, in a statement.

"Our team is very excited to introduce Mitel's products in Japan and Korea. We look forward to demonstrating the reliability of Mitel's systems, the ease of virtualization and the integration with the Zimbra Collaboration Suite from VMware," said Spencer Wolfe, managing director at AINEO Networks.

Earlier this month, Mitel announced it has completed the sale of its DataNetCommSource business unit in Sioux Falls to EarthBend.

The principals of EarthBend have been distributing telephony peripherals and IT solutions to a vast group of telecommunication resellers since 1993. In addition to its U.S. and Canadian distribution footprint, EarthBend has been serving clients directly in the Midwest for 30 years. Today, EarthBend serves as an extension of its 3,000 plus customers providing highly qualified engineers with key certifications from some of the largest voice, data, and technology manufacturers in the industry.

Effective immediately, all DataNet CommSource employees have transitioned to EarthBend, positioning them to provide seamless continuity of service to existing DataNet CommSource customers and channel partners.

The divestiture of DataNet CommSource is part of Mitel's ongoing strategy to simplify and focus the company's core business. With Mitel's shift to an indirect go to market model, the business need to maintain a direct value added distribution unit and value added reseller business has diminished.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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