December 16, 2019

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Positivo and BGH announce African joint venture

Brazil-based PC and device brand Positivo Informatica has announced an expansion of its international manufacturing joint venture with BGH Group. After success in Latin America, Positivo and BGH have now set their sights on opportunities in Africa. The two companies have signed an agreement with the government of Rwanda to produce and sell educational devices under the Positivo BGH brand in the national market. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 27 November 2014

Smart bulbs market set to soar

The market for residential smart bulbs is set to soar in the next few years, according to projections from ABI Research. The embryonic market for connected LED or ‘smart’ light bulbs saw less than 2.5 million units shipped in 2013. ABI reckons that falling LED prices and the endorsement of ZigBee Light Link as the preferred connectivity solution by a number of leading lighting manufacturers means that annual smart bulb shipments are set to increase to 223 million by 2020, achieving a total installed base of over 400 million. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 7 November 2014

GfK Summits to form part of expanded conference programme at future DISTREE events

DISTREE Events has announced an extension of its global agreement with Event Partner GfK. As part of an expanded relationship, international market research firm GfK will host and deliver dedicated GfK Summits at each DISTREE event taking place around the world. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 18 August 2014

FVC adds Elitecore rights in Africa

VAD outfit FVC has picked up Elitecore distribution rights in Africa. Under the terms of the agreement, which excludes South Africa, FVC will push 24 Online - Elitecore’s wireless hotspot management solution - across the continent. FVC claims that the deal enhances its networking portfolio and strengthens its mobility offering for the enterprise sector in Africa. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 17 July 2014

Africa Channel Academy: 2014 Awards - WINNERS

DISTREE Africa 2014 hosted the ‘Africa Channel Academy: 2014 Awards’ Gala Dinner and live voting ceremony on Friday June 20th. Channel partners operating in African ICT and consumer electronics (CE) markets used a live electronic voting system to select an overall winner in each category. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Saturday 21 June 2014

DISTREE Africa 2014 drives ICT & CE channel collaboration at inaugural regional event

DISTREE Africa 2014 draws to a close today after a hugely successful launch event in Nairobi, Kenya. DISTREE Africa offered technology and consumer electronics (CE) brands and suppliers an opportunity to pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with senior executives from Africa’s leading distributors, resellers and retailers in one place at one time. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Saturday 21 June 2014

Inaugural DISTREE Africa unites ICT & CE vendors with channel partners from across region

The inaugural DISTREE Africa event is now underway, bringing the successful DISTREE Events’ format to the continent for the first time. The carefully structured event format gives ICT and consumer electronics (CE) brands the opportunity to pre-schedule a series of one-on-one meetings with leading distributors, resellers and retailers from across the region. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 19 June 2014

Africa Channel Academy: 2014 Awards - NOMINATIONS

DISTREE Africa 2014 hosts the ‘Africa Channel Academy: 2014 Awards’ as part of a packed event agenda. Distributors, resellers and retailers operating in African ICT and consumer electronics (CE) channels will vote live to select their preferred technology brands across nine product categories. The official list of vendor nominations has now been published. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 19 June 2014

INTERVIEW: Mitesh Shah, Mitsumi Distribution

Mitsumi Distribution is participating at this year’s DISTREE Africa and will use the channel event to increase brand awareness for its iSurf tablet PCs. Mitsumi will look to expand the regional reach for iSurf tablet PCs, recruiting new channel partners to help it achieve its goal. Channel EMEA interviewed Mitesh Shah, managing director at Mitsumi, to learn more about the company’s plans. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 17 June 2014

Touchmate targets regional expansion

Technology brand Touchmate is looking to extend its channel reach into new markets around the world. The company has confirmed it will attend both DISTREE Russia & CIS and DISTREE Africa to accelerate its channel development in these strategic regions. Kamal Kumar, general manager at Touchmate, said: “Touchmate is recognised for its quality and product features and its affordable price points.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 16 June 2014

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