VIAVI Announces Velocity Partner Program Award Winners in 2016

Italy’s Tecon Wins Pinnacle Award as VIAVI Marks One-Year Anniversary of its Channel Partner Program

Milpitas, Calif., December 13, 2016 – VIAVI Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) today announced the winners of the VIAVI Velocity Partner Program Star Awards, and named this year’s Pinnacle Award winner: Tecon. Launched one year ago, the Velocity Partner Program rewards partner commitment and builds long-lasting relationships in order to accelerate next-generation networks and services solutions to better serve customers.

VIAVI’s value-based partner program, which received a 5-Star rating in the CRN® 2016 Partner Program Guide, is built on a strong technology foundation and backed by a commitment to a best-in-class partner model. The Velocity Partner Program empowers a global network of channel partners, resellers and distributors with incentives, promotions and tools to grow business amid industry migration to cloud, virtualization and software-defined networking.

The Velocity Star Team Award winners are among the top 10 percent of VIAVI partners in their regions, as measured by their combined performance in fiscal year 2016 and year-over-year growth from fiscal year 2015. The Pinnacle Award recognizes VIAVI’s top channel partner. Star and Pinnacle Award winners will be recognized at special dinners in their home cities, where they will receive their awards.

Reaching the Pinnacle

Based in Italy, Tecon has a strong track record of delivering outstanding telecom test equipment and optical components. Tecon has worked with VIAVI (and previously JDSU) for 21 years and together they have delivered a portfolio of robust fiber test products. In 2016, the two companies teamed to become a major supplier of optical and wireless field test instruments to a national European carrier. Solutions offered to the market include testers for passive optical network (PON) and optical time domain reflectometry (OTDR) for service providers and enterprises. To provide clients with added value, VIAVI and Tecon have delivered free training sessions and set up dedicated R&D labs.

“We are pleased to receive the 2016 Pinnacle Award in recognition of our work together that has built strong client relationships and won business with some of Italy’s largest network providers,” said Giorgio Urlo, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer at Tecon. “We share a common ethos with VIAVI and are committed to delivering outstanding products backed up with excellent customer service.”

Star Award winners represent the best in each region. Just a few examples include:

  • a partner that supplied VIAVI’s modular test platforms to enable deployment of core/ transport networks for two major telecom providers in Asia;
  • an award winner that helped a large North African broadband provider increase productivity and improve quality of service with VIAVI’s broadband test solutions; and
  • a North American partner that helped a regional telecommunications provider reduce meantime-to-repair (MTTR) of issues throughout their fiber network using a remote test solution, resulting in reduced customer churn.

A complete list of VIAVI Velocity Star Award winners can be found here.

“Congratulations to our Pinnacle Award recipient Tecon and all our Velocity Star Team Award winners for their excellent achievements,” said Sergio Bea, Vice President of Global Channels, VIAVI Solutions. “Velocity Partners are essential to realizing VIAVI’s vision and growth strategy, and we are committed to investing in our community of dedicated and capable partners to win, grow and prosper together, supporting customers with VIAVI’s end-to-end networking portfolio.”

About VIAVI Solutions
VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises and their ecosystems, supported by a worldwide channel community including VIAVI Velocity Solution Partners. We deliver end-to-end visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid networks, enabling customers to optimize connectivity, quality of experience and profitability. VIAVI is also a leader in high performance thin film optical coatings, providing light management solutions to anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, automotive, defense and instrumentation markets. Learn more about VIAVI at VIAVI Solutions. Follow us on VIAVI Perspectives, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.