INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BrightPoint, an Ingram Micro company ("BrightPoint") (NYSE:IM), a leading provider of mobility lifecycle products and services, announced today that its subsidiary, BrightPoint North America L.P. ("BrightPoint Americas"), has entered into a distribution agreement with ZTE (USA), Inc. ("ZTE"). ZTE is a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, BrightPoint Americas is appointed as a ZTE distributor to support the delivery of certain ZTE branded wireless devices and accessories, including Android and full qwerty smartphones throughout the United States and its territories.
"This agreement is an opportunity for two world-class companies to broadly distribute ZTE devices and accessories throughout the United States," said Richard Qu, executive vice president, ZTE USA. "We are committed to providing advanced, flexible and affordable mobile devices that create maximum value for our customers. Our agreement with BrightPoint enables us to offer customers a deep portfolio of connected devices."
"Accessing high-quality products with the latest technology at value prices is critical in the world today, and ZTE is committed to providing more choices and maximum value to end-consumers," stated J. Mark Howell, BrightPoint's president Mobile North America. "BrightPoint Americas is focused on bringing world-class products to carriers, retailers and customers, and we are pleased to expand our portfolio to include ZTE's affordable, feature-rich devices and accessories that provide exceptional value to consumers."
About ZTE USA
ZTE USA is a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. ZTE USA is dedicated to making quality communications technology accessible to all. The company draws on more than 25 years of experience and research investment to deliver smart, affordable, quality choices for infrastructure and mobile data device customers nationwide. For more information, visit www.zteusa.com and follow @ZTE_USA.
About Ingram Micro
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving 145 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
BrightPoint, an Ingram Micro company, is a leading provider of mobility lifecycle products and services - with the ability to provide complete lifecycle capabilities from basic warehousing to software loading, order and accounts receivable management, end-user fulfillment, and reverse logistics, which includes services from repair to refurbishment and recycling of wireless devices.
CONTACT: Ingram Micro Damon Wright Investor Relations 714-382-5013 Ingram Micro Bill Casey Global Marketing 317-707-2057Source:Ingram Micro