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Tech Data First to Offer 4G Tablet Activation to the Channel Through Verizon Partner Program
GlobeNewswire
2013-03-01


CLEARWATER, Fla., March 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adding to its
channel-leading mobility platform, Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD)
today announced the company's agreement with Verizon through
TDMobility, its end-to-end mobility solutions offering. Through the
agreement, Tech Data becomes the first distributor participating in the
Verizon Partner Program to enable 4G tablet activation. TDMobility and
its complete suite of solutions can now enhance the tablet user
experience for its customers by leveraging Verizon's, 4G LTE wireless
network.

"Verizon has really stepped up in the channel, enabling the activation
of a complete portfolio of mobile tablet solutions, including the iPad,
on the largest LTE network for the VAR community," said Charles Kriete,
executive vice president, TDMobility. "TDMobility is focused on
providing the best mobility services and solutions for our resellers,
and partnering with Verizon is a natural extension of our commitment to
simplifying the mobility space."

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
given their strong industry reputation, proven track record and
extensive relationships," said Janet Schijns, vice president of medium
business and channels with Verizon Enterprise Solutions. "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 has a
sophisticated infrastructure that simplifies resellers' entry into the
mobile market, providing the industry's first end-to-end platform
encompassing mobile hardware, software, service plans, activation and
billing. TDMobility features two flagship offerings, CellManage(TM) and
TDActivate(TM), designed to streamline the mobile supply chain and
end-users' wireless infrastructure while saving reseller customers both
time and money.

"Enterprise mobility involves a whole infrastructure and ecosystem
beyond the device, and customers want to rely on a single, trusted
partner for advice, design and implementation of a comprehensive
solution," said Andrea Bradshaw, senior director, mobility solutions at
CDW, a leading provider of technology products and services to
business, government, education and healthcare. "Tech Data's Verizon
Wireless partnership provides a key piece to those comprehensive
solutions, enabling customers to access a large network through leading
solutions providers like CDW."

To learn more about TDMobility's 4G tablet activation through Verizon,
contact the TDMobility team at (800) 237-8931, ext. 83662 or
tdmobility@techdata.com.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale
distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its
advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 125,000
resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost
effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech
Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended
January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500(R). To learn
more, visit www.techdata.com.

The Tech Data Corporation logo is available at
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CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT
         Amanda Little
         Public Relations Manager
         (727) 538-5803
         amanda.little@techdata.com






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