Redington Value joins Nokia Global Partner Programme

Move will see the value added distributor deliver technology solutions across Middle East and Africa

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Redington Value joins Nokia Global Partner Programme Balakrishnan says the partnership will help Redington Value to drive success for resellers and their customers.
By  Manda Banda Published  July 12, 2017

Redington Value, a value added distributor (VAD) serving the Middle East and Africa (MEA), has joined the Nokia Global Partner Programme.

Under the channel partner agreement, Redington Value will deliver Nokia's technology solutions and services to resellers and their customers in MEA. In addition, the VAD will market, distribute and service Nokia's network solutions to enterprise and public sector customers as a value added distributor.

Redington Value stated that it will leverage the strength, skills and experience of Nokia to extend the availability of Nokia's carrier-grade solutions throughout the MEA market.

According to Redington, the 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, fibre and wireless technologies including WiFi and small cells.

Ramkumar Balakrishnan, president, Redington Value, said: "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."

Balakrishnan added that Nokia's technology leadership in IP/optical networks, SDN, FTTx and mobile networks will help Redington Value to drive success for resellers and their customers. "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," he said.

Ismael Hassa, head, Partner Management at 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."

Hassa said the partnership with Redington Value will enable Nokia 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," he added. "Redington Value will be able to help its extensive network of value-added resellers (VARs) seamlessly take new, affordable and innovative services to their customers."

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