BEDMINSTER, NJ and CARROLLTON, TX — Trio Teknologies (TrioTek), a leading value-added distributor of wireless wide area networking products and services, has been selected by Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, to be part of its new Business Solutions Channel, enabling TrioTek to offer VZOfficeSM voice and data products and services to hundreds of solutions providers who operate at a local, regional and national level. The Business Solutions Provider Channel is structured around the existing relationships TrioTek and their solution providers have with their customers who are typically companies that purchase IT infrastructure and integration solutions.
Through the Channel, Trio Teknologies can offer its solution providers access to the nation's most reliable voice network and Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess wireless data service, which runs on its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network the largest wide-area wireless broadband data network in the country. At the same time, it gives solutions providers the ability to offer small and medium size businesses another option for implementing Verizon Wireless' robust line of wireless voice and data solutions and equipment designed specifically for small and medium size businesses.
"We are very excited to be a part of this program" said Gordon Dahl, president of TrioTek. "The reception by our Solution Provider Channel has been enthusiastic and immediate. Verizon Wireless has created a market leading partner program to match their network. The structure, elements and timing could not be a better compliment to our mobile data solution capabilities."
The distribution agreement with Verizon Wireless helps the company better serve the small-to-medium business market while leveraging TrioTek's expertise in quickly implementing and managing complex data technologies and custom vertical end-to-end solutions, post-sales and data support. Additionally, this new Channel supports TrioTek's interests in selling wireless voice and data as new revenue opportunities.
Trio Teknologies is a national master agent providing fulfillment logistics for the sale and deployment of carrier-based, wireless technology products such as handsets, smartphones and data cards for Verizon Wireless. TrioTek's core services include pre-sales solution consulting, complex solution project management, order capture, account activation, device provisioning, third party software integration, custom client configuration, kitting accessories/customer documentation, staging, asset tagging, deployment, Tier 1 customer order support and transaction reporting to both end users and carrier/vendor representatives. TrioTek provides these services for independent software vendors and TrioTek's channel of more than 650 solution providers.
Verizon Wireless continues to lead the industry in customer retention, demonstrating that business customers trust and rely on Verizon Wireless for their business-critical wireless needs. In the third quarter of 2005, Verizon Wireless continued to lead the industry with the lowest customer turnover levels for the fourth consecutive quarter as the company added 1.9 million customers.
Verizon Wireless has already invested over $3 billion in 2005 to strengthen the reach and reliability of its wireless network and continues its leadership in the deployment of wireless broadband services. The 2005 investment brings Verizon Wireless' total network investment over the past 18 months to more than $8 billion.
Solutions providers interested in learning more about Verizon Wireless' products and services can visit www.triotek.com.
About Trio Teknologies
Trio Teknologies (TrioTek) is a leading Value Added Distributor of wireless voice and data solutions. Unlike legacy IT or voice-centric distributors who simply fulfill product orders, TrioTek provides value-added services to guide their technology resellers through the myriad of wireless offerings. Resellers, system integrators and software vendors leverage TrioTek's mobility expertise, real-world deployments, and best-in-class partnerships to deliver enterprise-grade wireless products and services. TrioTek services include carrier activation, device fulfillment, software installation, asset management, mobility consulting and number portability project management. More information on TrioTek is available at www.triotek.com or by calling 800.676.8694.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 49.3 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.