Dicker Data is now the distributor for Corning’s fibre optic and pre-terminated optical cabling systems in Australia.
In a statement to the ASX, Dicker Data said the new distribution line would provide additional complimentary opportunity for Dicker Data’s APC, Cisco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Nimble Storage offerings.
Dicker Data’s chairman and chief executive, David Dicker, said: “As the IT and electrical trade channels continue to converge, we see an opportunity to capitalise by enabling our IT reseller partners to sell not only the hardware they do today, but also the cabling and racking solutions that go with the hardware.”
Greg Whiffin, Corning’s director for commercial operations, enterprise networks Australia, said: “We are excited to enter the expansive IT market together with Dicker Data, leveraging its network of over 5000 IT resellers in Australia. The alliance with Dicker Data, supported by market demand for high-speed communications networks, is expected to continue to drive growth for both companies.”