Brightpoint to Acquire CellStar

Mobile phone distributor Brightpoint Inc. is buying rival distributor CellStar Corp. for $88 million in cash. The deal applies to CellStars assets and liabilities in its U.S. operations and the Miami-based division that targets Latin America. None of CellStar’s operations in Mexico and Chile, or any other businesses are included in the acquisition. The transaction, […]

Trend Micro, Westcon Group Partner to Offer Security

Trend Micro Inc., a network antivirus and content security software and services company, and networking technology distributor Westcon Group Inc. on Tuesday announced a distribution agreement in which its Comstor and Westcon divisions will have access to the entire Trend Micro product line for customers in the United States. The agreement with Trend Micro significantly […]

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Interconnect Shared Technologies Inc. acquired two subsidiaries of United Asset Coverage Inc. that provide on-site maintenance support to 70 U.S. enterprise customers with more than 1,100 offices. As a result, 150 techs will join the company. Transaction terms were not announced. EarthLink Inc. expanded and renamed its SMB unit to incorporate capabilities from its subsidiary […]

Tech Data Hires New Exec

Value-added distributor Tech Data Corp. has named a new vice president of east and government sales. Joseph Quaglia will oversee sales within the eastern United States. He also will be responsible for sales to Tech Datas government resellers nationwide. Quaglia has nearly 17 years’ experience in the IT industry. He worked for Computer Associates for […]

Westcon Group to Carry CipherTrust Products

Value-added distributor Westcon Group Inc. announced today it will carry CipherTrust Inc.s product line for its resellers throughout the United States and Canada. CipherTrust specializes in messaging security. Its products stop inbound threats such as spam, viruses, intrusions and phishing, and protect against outbound policy and compliance violations. Westcon Group will start offering CipherTrustss products […]

VoX Signs New Master Agent

Malsha Products, a distributor of mobile phones and accessories that sells through more than 2,000 cell phone stores, has become a Vox Communications Corp. master agent. VoX is a wholesale and retail provider of VoIP services. “We’re excited about the partnership with Malsha Products because of their large distribution channel and strong reputation for quality […]

IP Telephony Track Gets to the (End)point

Attendees to todays session, End Games: Selling and Servicing IP Endpoints, will get an education about endpoints available for VoIP and how to best select such devices whether they are selling server-based or hosted IP PBXs. Solutions providers are advised to rethink their ideas about IP endpoints, said Neal Shact, CEO of Communitech Services Inc. […]

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AT&T Inc. launched the Business Affiliate Network, a program that lets businesses and organizations earn commissions by promoting AT&T services on their Web sites. Participants earn commissions when visitors to their Web sites click the AT&T banner ad and buy a product or service. Joining the affiliate network is free. The AT&T Business Affiliate Network […]

King Technologies to Distribute Samsung Products

Phone systems distributor King Technologies Inc. has become one of the first companies to sign on to resell Samsung Business Communication Systems (BCS) products, targeting the SMB market. The distributor now will offer Samsung products such as the OfficeServ 7200 VoIP platform and the technologies it supports. In addition to selling the systems, King Technologies […]

Brightpoint Signs 8th MNVO Customer

Brightpoint Inc., a distributor that provides wireless devices and sales expansion help to its customers, said today it has signed a deal with its eighth MVNO customer. Brightpoint will provide XE Mobile LLC with inventory management, product fulfillment and distribution, reverse logistics, and product customization services. XE Mobile is a pay-as-you-go wireless service that targets […]

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