3/12/2009 11:44:00 AM
Brightpoint and Brightstar get airtime distribution status from Orange
Brightpoint and Brightstar have been given airtime distribution status from Orange.
Despite having significantly more airtime distributors than any of its rivals, Orange has added the two American-based distributors to give it a foothold in the IT market, and grow its mobile broadband business.
Brightpoint’s deal with Orange, reported by Mobile in January 2009, paved the way for further airtime agreements.
Brightstar is picking up airtime contracts and leveraging its IT credentials and buying power through its joint venture partner, Tech Data.
Brightstar announced its global results last week and claimed it captured ‘20% of the available mobile distribution market’ in Q4 in the UK and Spain. It added that it generated $1m in revenue in Q4 of 2008.