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Tech Data First to Offer 4G Tablet Activation to the Channel Through Verizon Partner Program

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CLEARWATER, Fla., March 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adding to its channel-leading mobility platform, Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced the company's agreement with Verizon through TDMobility, its end-to-end mobility solutions offering. Through the agreement, Tech Data becomes the first distributor participating in the Verizon Partner Program to enable 4G tablet activation. TDMobility and its complete suite of solutions can now enhance the tablet user experience for its customers by leveraging Verizon's, 4G LTE wireless network.

"Verizon has really stepped up in the channel, enabling the activation of a complete portfolio of mobile tablet solutions, including the iPad, on the largest LTE network for the VAR community," said Charles Kriete, executive vice president, TDMobility. "TDMobility is focused on providing the best mobility services and solutions for our resellers, and partnering with Verizon is a natural extension of our commitment to simplifying the mobility space."

As part of the agreement, Tech Data will act as the connecting agent between Verizon and its channel of more than 60,000 solution providers.

"Verizon welcomes Tech Data as one of its strategic channel partners given their strong industry reputation, proven track record and extensive relationships," said Janet Schijns, vice president of medium business and channels with Verizon Enterprise Solutions. "Tech Data will play a key role in helping us deliver powerful mobility solutions that create new business opportunities for our partners and customers."

A joint-venture between Brightstar and Tech Data, TDMobility has a sophisticated infrastructure that simplifies resellers' entry into the mobile market, providing the industry's first end-to-end platform encompassing mobile hardware, software, service plans, activation and billing. TDMobility features two flagship offerings, CellManage™ and TDActivate™, designed to streamline the mobile supply chain and end-users' wireless infrastructure while saving reseller customers both time and money.

"Enterprise mobility involves a whole infrastructure and ecosystem beyond the device, and customers want to rely on a single, trusted partner for advice, design and implementation of a comprehensive solution," said Andrea Bradshaw, senior director, mobility solutions at CDW, a leading provider of technology products and services to business, government, education and healthcare. "Tech Data's Verizon Wireless partnership provides a key piece to those comprehensive solutions, enabling customers to access a large network through leading solutions providers like CDW."

To learn more about TDMobility's 4G tablet activation through Verizon, contact the TDMobility team at (800) 237-8931, ext. 83662 or tdmobility@techdata.com.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.

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