Verizon ramps-up partner program to deepen footprint in Asia-Pacific

Nilesh Pritam
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Singapore – Verizon is strengthening its presence in the Asia-Pacific region with a new partner program which will allow the company to serve a broader range of clients. The Verizon Partner Program (VPP) will offer systems integrators and solution providers tailored engagement opportunities to tap into Verizon’s network, managed security, cloud, advanced communications, connected devices and professional services expertise.

“The rules of engagement have changed,” said Francis Yip, Verizon’s group vice president of Asia-Pacific. “The new streamlined VPP has now been introduced in the Asia-Pacific region and we’re seeing strong interest from the partner community. Compellingly, companies can decide how they want to work with us whether on specific solution areas, vertical markets or targeted geographies. While we’re not putting a cap on the number of partners who work with us, our chosen partners must be as passionate as we are about adding value to our customers as they evolve their business in the digital world.”

Since its introduction in the US, more than 1,300 partners have signed up to the program. The program is initially being rolled out for ‘agent’ partners in Japan, Australia, Taiwan and Hong Kong to offer solutions for the healthcare, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing and BPO industries.

Partner members will receive access to the Verizon Partner Portal, co-marketing resources, online training tools and global certifications. Members can progress through 4 partner tiers – Member, Silver, Gold and Platinum - at their own pace.

Peter Yialas, managing director of Australian-based DX Solutions said: “We view this as an opportunity to work with Verizon, a world-class technology leader, to expand our customer offerings. The combination of Verizon’s product capabilities and our market leading reputation, products and services, means we are able to offer a very compelling value proposition.”

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