Nokia signs up Nuvias as pan EMEA distributor

16 October, 2016
Nokia signs up Nuvias as pan EMEA distributor

(Left to right) Jerome Jullien, Vice President Partners and Alliances, Global Enterprise and Public Sector, Nokia; and Paul Eccleston, Head of Nuvias Group.

Nuvias, the pan-EMEA, high value distribution business, announced it has been selected as Nokia’s first pan-EMEA distributor and will have access to a comprehensive suite of Nokia solutions. This partnership marks an important step forward in the go-to-market diversification at Nokia, extending channel and value-added distribution, to help expand the company’s footprint in the enterprise and mid-market space across EMEA.

Initially, Nuvias will focus on hardware and software integration of IP routing and optical transport networks, fibre-based LAN connectivity infrastructure for buildings and campus, open standards DDI management software, and software defined networking.

Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things. Nokia’s solutions are carrier and telco-grade, scalable to meet the most demanding XLE environments, whilst offering partners limitless scope to create their own global services across multiple products.

Dave Parker, Vice President Strategic Partners, at Nokia, commented: “We are delighted with this appointment. It gives us access to a wide network of resellers experienced in communications and networking across the EMEA region. We are impressed with Nuvias’ extensive portfolio of value added services. Nuvias can offer a true, professional EMEA solution, with sales, marketing and technical support, as well as consistent delivery spanning the region. The type of distributor that Nuvias is building internationally complements our own growth plans.”

Paul Eccleston, Head of Nuvias Group, commented: “This deal with such a major global brand as Nokia is a massive vote of confidence in Nuvias, and is a strong endorsement of our concept of redefining international, specialist value distribution.  Nokia has a unique place in the connected world, with exceptional products, and we look forward to helping them successfully grow their pan-EMEA distribution network and increasing sales in the enterprise and mid-market sectors through the channel.”

Nuvias Group is the pan-EMEA, high value distribution business being built by Rigby Private Equity to redefine international, specialist value distribution in IT. The Group provides a common proposition and consistent delivery across EMEA, allowing channel and vendor communities to deliver exceptional business value to customers, and enabling new standards of channel success.

The Group today consists of Wick Hill, Zycko, and Siphon Networks. The Group has 17 regional offices across EMEA, as well as serving additional countries through those offices. Turnover is in excess of $ 330 million.

 


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