Tech Data Strikes IoT Deal with Vodafone

Erik Brenneis, director of IoT, Vodafone

Tech Data today announced a pan-European agreement to offer managed Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity services from Vodafone. Through this agreement, resellers and systems integrators across Europe can access Vodafone’s value-added IoT services, which enable end customers to securely integrate and tailor IoT solutions into their businesses in segments such as manufacturing, logistics and transport, retail, or smart spaces.

Vodafone’s managed IoT connectivity services join Tech Data’s extensive IoT Solutions portfolio.

Victor Paradell, vice president, IoT & Analytics Solutions at Tech Data, said: “The agreement is a breakthrough as Tech Data is now able to offer a comprehensive, end-to-end Vodafone IoT connectivity solution across Europe. We’re excited to partner with Vodafone and help solution providers grow their businesses with new recurring revenue streams based on connectivity for IoT applications. Interest in IoT is stronger than ever, enterprise investment is increasing, and so is the number of IoT connections. Tech Data is well positioned to support partners as this market accelerates.”

Tech Data’s offering includes IoT SIM-enabled devices, hardware and software that, in combination with Vodafone’s Managed IoT connectivity services, will allow reseller partners to provide complete IoT solutions to their customers. This will enable business outcomes such as remote monitoring and control for industrial operational applications, mobile asset tracking, fleet management, building security, network access and worldwide device management solutions.

Erik Brenneis (pictured), director of IoT, Vodafone, said: “Strong partnerships within the ecosystem are a significant driver to the continued growth of IoT. Tech Data’s strength in the SME and mid-market IoT segments across Europe will help to broaden the adoption and use of IoT.”

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