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Elko adds Hyundai tablets to Russian portfolio

Emerging markets distributor Elko has picked up exclusive wholesaler rights to push Hyundai tablets in the Russian channel. Latvia-based Elko, which operates across the Baltics, Eastern Europe and Russia, struck an exclusive agreement with Blusafir Korea – a specialised Hyundai brand licensing company. Blusafir supplies Korean and Chinese manufactured IT products into the Russian market Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 21 December 2012

RIM teams with Asbis for Russian retail push

Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of Blackberry mobile devices, is hoping that a partnership with emerging markets distributor Asbis can help it crack the fast-growing Russian retail channel. RIM and Asbis hope to open up new consumer-focused routes-to-market in Russia and introduce new Blackberry smartphones into the retail channel. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 17 December 2012

MTI picks up Polycom rights in Ukraine

Ukrainian distributor MTI has added unified communications (UC) and collaboration solutions vendor Polycom to its portfolio. The deal expands MTI’s offering in the telepresence, audio and video communications area. The two companies reckon that the agreement will have a significant impact on the development of the UC market in the Ukraine. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 17 December 2012

DNS drives channel development in Azerbaijan

DNS Computers continues to drive the development of a structured in-country channel in Azerbaijan. DNS, which operates as a distributor and retailer, is participating at DISTREE EMEA 2013, ready to engage with both existing and potential vendor partners and increase understanding of the Azerbaijani channel potential. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 12 December 2012

Megafon deal values Euroset in excess of US$2 billion

Russian mobile operator Megafon has completed its deal to acquire an indirect 25% stake in Russian mobile retailer Euroset. The deal values Euroset at US$2.14 billion. Megafon hopes that its investment in the largest Russian mobile retailer will enhance the quality of its subscriber base, reduce churn and will result in broader marketing of Megafon products through Euroset’s outlets. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 10 December 2012

MTI pushes Wacom tablets in Ukraine

Ukrainian distributor MTI has added Wacom tablets and accessories to its product portfolio. MTI will distributors Wacom products to its in-country retail channel partners. The Wacom product range includes Bamboo tablets, accessories and a stylus for touchscreen devices. Wacom has established itself as a significant player in the world market for pen tablets and a pioneer in the development of the pen as a computer input device. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 23 November 2012

AOC turns to FireBird for Central Asia TV move

Displays vendor AOC, part of Taiwan-based TPV Technology, has announced its entry into the TV space in Central Asia and the Transcaucasia region. AOC has appointed Dubai-based FireBird as a distribution partner for its LCD and LED TVs in both regions. The two companies have worked together on the distribution of PC monitors for several years. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 7 November 2012

Elko starts Wexler sales

Distributor Elko Group has started delivering Wexler electronic books and tablet PCs to its channel customer base. Elko signed a Russian distribution deal with Wexler, one of the largest stores of electronic content and the first electronic publishing house in the Russian Federation. Wexler has worked closely with various vendors including Intel, Microsoft, LG, Nvidia, AMD, Foxconn and others to develop its products, which are all certified according to international standards. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 1 November 2012

Lanit boosts retail arm with Nosimo deal

Russian IT group Lanit has bolstered its retail arm through the acquisition of Nosimo for approximately US$50m. Nosimo operates Samsung-branded stores in Russia and was a rival to Lanit’s re:Store Retail Group, which specialises in running branded retail stores for major vendors. re:Store operates branded stores for Apple, Samsung and Sony. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 19 October 2012

PC sales through distribution up in Russia

The latest data from channel research company Context shows strong PC sales through distribution in Russia for July and August 2012 with year-on-year growth in both months. This compared favourably to a year-on-year decline that was seen in most countries in Western Europe. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 16 October 2012

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