Tech Data has announced a pan-European agreement with iPass, a provider of global mobile connectivity, to distribute its intelligent connection management and Wi-Fi service offerings.
Tech Data customers will be able to acquire the iPass solution as a standalone product or as a bundled solution, integrated with hardware devices. Tech Data can also facilitate partnerships between iPass and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to integrate iPass SmartConnect technology in their products.
Luc Van Huystee, vice president, Mobility Solutions, Europe, at Tech Data said: “iPass SmartConnect is a great addition to our portfolio of products and services; it answers the increased need for secure Wi-Fi connectivity, whether it is for work or leisure. Following the successful launch of the iPass solution to Tech Data customers in the U.S. and Canada, we are pleased to extend this offering in Europe, further demonstrating Tech Data’s clear focus on connecting our partners with a comprehensive range of next generation mobility solutions.”
“We are delighted that Tech Data’s substantial European customer base will be able to benefit from access to our global Wi-Fi network,” said Mato Petrusic, vice president, EMEA at iPass. “Connectivity is essential for today’s mobile workforce. With iPass SmartConnect, Tech Data’s channel partners will now be able to easily integrate secure global Wi-Fi connectivity into their mobile solution offerings. We believe this will bring great added value to many enterprises.”
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