Regional value-added technology distributor Redington Value has announced that it has joined the Nokia Global Partner Programme. As per the terms of the agreement signed with the vendor, Redington Value will deliver Nokia’s technology solutions and services to resellers and their customers in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
Under this partnership, the distributor will market, distribute and service Nokia’s network solutions to enterprise and public sector customers as a value-added distributor.
“We are delighted to have partnered with Nokia, a global technology leader, that constantly innovates with its research powerhouse Nokia Bell Labs to address the requirements of our customers. Nokia’s technology leadership in IP/Optical Networks, SDN, FTTx and mobile networks will help us drive success for our resellers and their customers,” said Ramkumar Balakrishnan, president, Redington Value. “Our strong partnership will help them build large-scale, carrier-grade IP/Optical infrastructure for web-scale companies, and mission-critical solutions for public sector players, public safety agencies, smart cities, transportation organisations, energy and tech-centric enterprise customers – to name a few.”
Ismael Hassa, head, Partner Management, Nokia, MEA, said, “The Nokia Global Partner Programme is a key part of Nokia’s go-to-market strategy to make our innovative solutions easily available to enterprise and public sector businesses. The partnership with Redington Value will enable us to accomplish this across the MEA region. We are working with Redington Value not only to expand into traditional distribution networks but also, more importantly, to provide Nokia cloud-based services such as IoT, SDN, wireless and security.”
According to Hassa, the distributor will be able to help its extensive network of value-added resellers seamlessly take new, affordable and innovative services to their customers.
Redington Value said it will leverage the strength, skills and experience of Nokia to extend the availability of Nokia’s carrier-grade solutions throughout the entire MEA region. These solutions include Internet Protocol/Multi-protocol label switching (IP/MPLS) routing, packet optical transport, packet microwave, Passive Optical LAN (POL) and other fixed access technologies based on copper, fiber and wireless technologies including Wi-Fi and small cells.