Brightstar and Teleplan Come Together

MIAMI & AMSTERDAM – February 28, 2012 – Brightstar, the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and a global leader in services and solutions for the wireless industry, and Teleplan, the leading global provider of high-tech end-to-end after-market services for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries, have formed a joint venture which will service Brazil. This agreement will combine the capabilities of the two companies to create a world-class solution with an end-to-end integrated aftermarket supply chain servicing leading manufacturers and their mobile ecosystem.

“This agreement will enable Teleplan to expand our end-to-end service solutions and our unique global footprint into Latin America. Brightstar will leverage its reach in Latin America and its local expertise in Brazil while utilizing Teleplan’s ability to manage the after-market complexities involved with mobile devices,” said Gotthard Haug, Chief Executive Officer of Teleplan. “Our combined capabilities and strengths will create a unique and innovative value proposition for consumers, OEMs and operators.”

Through the agreement, the joint venture will provide OEMs and operators and their mobile ecosystem with:

A single point of contact to solve transportation, advance repair, and retail issues
Improved Turn Around Time (TAT) Index, which is the time between a malfunctioning device being received from the consumer to the moment a repaired device is returned to the consumer
An effective management of reverse logistics and repair ecosystem complexities that drives cost reductions for the OEMs, operators and customers
Peace of mind, knowing all of their aftermarket issues are handled in a manner that reflects positively on their brand, with full protection of the intellectual property and consumer privacy
“As more and more consumer electronic devices gain mobile activation, customers will demand a quicker repair solution,” said Marcelo Claure, chairman and CEO of Brightstar. “Bringing Teleplan and Brightstar together now allows us to meet the needs of today’s consumer, as well as create a future platform for their needs tomorrow.”

Brightstar’s services help customers improve the execution of their core business strategy by managing the wireless customer relationship, increasing customer satisfaction and optimizing the performance of their supply chains. Teleplan’s global capabilities in after-market services and solutions help OEMs and operators around the world – and now in this new region – to increase their customer’s brand loyalty.

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