(The following press release from Brightstar Corp. was received by e-mail.)
Brightstar Continues Expansion into Africa through Multi-Service Agreement with
MTN South Africa
Brightstar to Provide Device Management, Supply Chain and Inventory Management
Johannesburg - October 13, 2011 - Brightstar Corp., a global leader in services
and solutions for the wireless industry, today announced a multi-year service
agreement with MTN South Africa.
The deal builds upon Brightstar's recent expansion of operations and services
in the region.
Beginning October 1, Brightstar will provide MTN SA with Device Portfolio
Management services, Supply Chain services and OEM engagement services that
will encompass the operator's full portfolio of handsets, data devices, laptops
These services will enable MTN to continue its focus on improving efficiencies
in the supply chain, enhancing the OEM engagements and ultimately delivering a
superior customer experience.
"We are delighted to offer MTN the world class innovative solutions needed to
execute its business strategy in South Africa," said Jeff Gower, Head of supply
chain services for Brightstar. "This agreement is evidence of our commitment to
expanding our reach into this region and becoming a truly global services
provider within the wireless industry."
"Brightstar's deep understanding of the industry and its global market
intelligence mirrors that of MTN SA and enhances the company's capacity to
administer device management, allowing us to focus on better servicing our
customers," said Brian Gouldie, Sales and Distribution Executive at MTN SA.
"Brightstar's proven innovative suite of services will enable our customers to
have the products they want, when they want them. It's all about accessibility
and convenience - a prerequisite for today's customers."
Brightstar offers an expansive portfolio of more than 100 services for wireless
manufacturers, operators, retailers, government agencies, value added resellers
(VARs) and consumers worldwide.
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