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Tessco Joins Verizon Partner Program as a Tier 1 Value Added Distributor

HUNT VALLEY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 23, 2018-- Tessco (NASDAQ: TESS), a value-added solutions provider and distributor of all things wireless, has joined the Verizon Partner Program (VPP) as a Tier 1 Distributor of Verizon’s mobility solutions. They will serve as a Verizon flagship value-added distributor for IoT.

As part of the Verizon Partner Program, Tessco will pair their IoT portfolio, including devices like gateways, routers, and modems, with Verizon’s 4G LTE and global IP networks. This gives Verizon access to Tessco’s extensive knowledge and relationships in the IoT space with key suppliers and Value-Added Resellers. For Resellers, it provides access to the devices, data, and services they need, all in one place, while also offering the added benefit of new opportunities and revenue streams and access to Tessco’s comprehensive solutions design capabilities.

Verizon customers can leverage Tessco’s solutions design expertise to deliver comprehensive, end-to-end solutions for industrial IoT, smart buildings and cities, smart oil and gas, smart utilities, enterprise IoT, and fleet customers.

“Tessco is thrilled to join the Verizon Partner Program and to collaboratively work with Verizon to market and sell a pairing of their mobility solutions and our devices to value-added resellers,” said Charles Kriete, Tessco’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales, Product Marketing, and Supply Chain. “As a value-added distributor, Tessco is dedicated to pushing the boundaries to provide our partners and customers with cutting-edge services and solutions. By teaming up with Verizon, we can continue to grow and build a suite of offerings for our resellers that is bound to drive their business and increase revenue.”

As a member of the VPP, Tescco can also now leverage Verizon account teams for pricing, engineering support and the highest level of customer care.

Verizon Partner Program tailors regional and national opportunities for systems integrators, value added resellers, agents and solutions providers to accelerate delivery and adoption of solutions for meeting medium business requirements. In addition, the program features a simple, tiered benefits structure that provides partner program members with the flexibility to determine levels of commitment, and also includes simple-to-use tools and clear and consistent engagement processes.

Verizon provides extensive training and certification curriculum for its products and solutions. VPP members can tap into a wealth of marketing resources and support from co-marketing materials to market development funds and joint event participation depending on member level.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward. With industry-specific solutions and a full range of global wholesale offerings provided over the company's secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation.

About Tessco

TESSCO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TESS) is a value-added technology distributor, manufacturer, and solutions provider serving commercial and retail customers in the wireless infrastructure and mobile device accessories markets. The company was founded more than 30 years ago with a commitment to deliver industry-leading products, knowledge, solutions, and customer service. Tessco supplies more than 50,000 products from 400 of the industry’s top manufacturers in mobile communications, Wi-Fi, Internet of Things (“IoT”), wireless backhaul, and more. Tessco is a single source for outstanding customer experience, expert knowledge, and complete end-to-end solutions for the wireless industry.

About Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) (NASDAQ: VZ), headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is a global leader delivering innovative communications and technology solutions that improve the way our customers live, work and play. Verizon Wireless operates the largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, with more than 116 million retail connections nationwide.

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TESSCO Technologies, Inc.
Tom Cardinale
cardinalet@tessco.com