SOURCE: Bankai Group

Bankai Group

February 17, 2015 08:02 ET

Bankai Group and MITSUMI Distribution Create Joint Venture

Companies Join Forces to Empower Growth of African International Voice and Data Solutions

KEW GARDENS, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 17, 2015) - Bankai Group, an international telecom technology and carrier services provider, and MITSUMI Distribution, one of Africa's largest global IT hardware and software distributors, announce today the creation of a joint venture initiative known as BankaiMitsumi. This new organization enables telcos in Africa and the Middle East to connect for termination and origination of voice services globally with quality and technical infrastructure. The venture enables BankaiMitsumi to leverage domestic and international gateway licenses and IP exchange hubs to make possible the delivery of high-quality network infrastructure and managed IT services. The two equal partner companies are represented by Mr. Bankim Brahmbhatt, President and CEO of US-based Bankai Group, and Jagat Shah, President and CEO of MITSUMI Distribution.

Bankai Group has emerged as a leader amongst global voice carriers and technology solution providers. The company has established sustainable relationships with leading telcos, Tier 2 carriers, retail voice service providers and global financial institutions. Bankai Group is comprised of several business units globally and performs in a number of vertical markets, providing carrier voice services as well as telecom and technology Value-Added Services (VAS).

MITSUMI Distribution is one of the largest Information Communication Technology (ICT) product distributors and managed network service providers in Africa. The company's extensive distribution network encompasses 19 countries throughout the region. MITSUMI Distribution also operates both in-country sales and post-sales support centers. They are authorized distributors for leading global IT hardware and software brands including companies like Acer, Inc., APC, Asus, BenQ, Dell, D-Link, Epson, HP®, Huawei, IBM, iSurf, Lenovo®, Linksys, Microsoft Corporation, Polycom, Panamax, Riverbed® Technology, Samsung, SanDisk, Toshiba, Tripp Lite and Western Digital.

"This joint venture will empower African business development by provisioning best-in-class infrastructure and international connectivity for its carrier services," stated Bankim Brahmbhatt, President and CEO of Bankai Group. "Designed for telecom operators, corporations, government bodies, banks, service providers and individuals, our Mobile Commerce, Data Center, Unified Communication and Managed Network Services, as well as our innovative suite of technology products, will now be widely available across major African markets thanks to MITSUMI Distribution's extensive regional coverage and vast customer base. The BankaiMitsumi model makes the economic exchange of international carrier traffic between customers of various fixed, mobile, ISP and other service provider types in Africa possible."

To learn more about Bankai Group please visit www.bankaigroup.com.

For more information about MITSUMI Distribution visit www.mitsumidistribution.com/.

About Bankai Group
For more than 20 years, Bankai Group has been a prominent contributor in developing flexible and customized solutions like Complex Routing and Interconnect Billing, Mediation solutions coupled with Session Border Controllers (SBCs), Prepaid Switching and Next Generation Networks (NGN) for the telecom industry. The Group, with its aptitude for identifying early opportunities, also develops Mobile Finance and Payment solutions for the VAS industry and offers distinctive Cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Bankai Group is devoted to helping the telecom industry meet operational challenges head-on by constantly developing leading-edge partnerships and strengthening its existing footprint across the Americas, Africa, Europe and APAC.

About MITSUMI Distribution
MITSUMI is a leading and fast growing technology distributor in Africa because of its pan- Africa distribution strategy/vision, aggressive expansion, regional geographical coverage and extensive customer base. MITSUMI has its head office in Kenya and presence in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Benin, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Mauritius and Madagascar, including a strategic mother hub in Jebel Ali (U.A.E).