Broadening its mobility platform, distributor Tech Data Corp. has entered into an agreement with Verizon through TDMobility. Through the agreement, Tech Data becomes the first distributor participating in Verizon’s Partner Program to enable 4G tablet activation.
“Verizon has really stepped up in the channel, enabling the activation of a portfolio of mobile tablet solutions, including the iPad, on the largest LTE network for the VAR community,” says Charles Kriete, TDMobility’s executive vice president. “TDMobility is focused on providing the best mobility services and solutions for our resellers, and partnering with Verizon is a natural extension.”
As part of the agreement, Tech Data will act as the connecting agent between Verizon and its channel of more than 60,000 solution providers.
“Verizon welcomes Tech Data as one of its strategic channel partners," said Janet Schijns, Verizon’s vice president of medium business and channels. “Tech Data will play a key role in helping us deliver powerful mobility solutions that create new business opportunities for our partners and customers.”
A joint-venture between Brightstar and Tech Data, TDMobility offers an infrastructure aimed at simplifying resellers’ entry into the mobile market. TDMobility features two flagship offerings, CellManage and TDActivate, designed to streamline the mobile supply chain and end-users’ wireless infrastructure.