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Tech Data Announces European Distribution Agreement with Telna


Barcelona, Spain, 4 July 2018:

Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced a pan-European distribution agreement with Telna, a vertically integrated, end-to-end, network-as-a-service (NaaS) for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) economy. 

Telna’s suite of products delivers affordable, innovative global connectivity solutions, including the Global SIM Sticker and Global SIM Card, under the Telna and KnowRoaming brands. Tech Data will also be the first global distributor to offer Telna’s IoT Connect—the world’s first enterprise-grade eSIM, multi-channel router bundled with out-of-the-box global mobile connectivity.

Tech Data community of customers across Europe will be able to acquire the Telna offering as a standalone products, as a bundled solution integrated with hardware devices, or as a solution provided via the cloud, Tech Data can also facilitate partnerships between Telna and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to integrate eSIM technology in their products.

Luc Van Huystee, vice president, Mobility Solutions, Europe, at Tech Data said: “Telna’s suite of of NaaS solutions fits perfectly in our strategy to drive value in the mobility business and brings additional strength to our broad mobility offering with an affordable range of IoT connectivity solutions at the highest quality standards. This agreement extends our existing partnership with Telna in the U.S. and Canada, further demonstrating Tech Data’s clear focus on connecting our partners with a comprehensive range of next generation mobility solutions.”

“In our connected world, global connectivity that is reliable, secure and affordable is a requirement for consumers and enterprises. We provide innovative solutions, high-quality service, and a robust mobile network to connect people and machines worldwide,” said Gregory Gundelfinger, Telna CEO. “Unlike traditional carrier offerings, this partnership can allow VARs and MSPs the ability to enter the revenue stream associated with connectivity on a global basis with far less pain and complexity. We are excited to work with Tech Data, and their massive reseller network, to streamline the purchase and rollout of our powerful connectivity solutions to customers around the world.”

 

About Tech Data

Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for nine straight years. To find out more, visit www.techdata.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

 

About Telna

Telna is a vertically integrated end-to-end network-as-a-service (NaaS) for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) economy. Telna is a US-based, GSMA member wireless carrier that has direct access agreements with 800+ networks, and LTE/4G/3G coverage in 200+ countries worldwide. Today, the integrated company combines a pervasive network of networks, full back-end network infrastructure, and device hardware/software technology to offer a full suite of global connectivity services. Learn more at www.Telna.com.

 

Media Enquiries

George Troughton
Communications Manager, Europe
Tech Data
george.troughton@techdata.eu
Mobile: 0034 615 841 745



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