FPT Distribution Company

HANOI, Vietnam – FPT Distribution Company (FDC), Vietnam’s largest distributor of IT and telecommunications products, has joined Nortel Networks* [NYSE/TSX: NT] nPower Channel Partner Program as the country’s first distributor of Nortel Networks data networking systems. In addition, through its FDC Project Supplier (FPS) solution center, the company will recommend and resell products and solutions from Nortel Networks industry-leading Enterprise Networks portfolio.


The Nortel Networks nPower Channel Partner Program is a strategic Asia Pacific initiative designed to arm regional channel partners with in-depth knowledge of Nortel Networks comprehensive voice and data products, as well as the technology and support skills required to help enterprise customers.
“Nortel Networks is a global leader in IP Telephony, applications, data and optical networking for enterprises, and we look forward to working with customers across Vietnam to help them leverage these advanced technologies to add real value to their business operations,” said Hoang Nam Tien, Managing Director, FDC.

“We are very pleased to welcome FDC to our nPower Channel Partner Program,” said Ng Chang Lung, managing director of Nortel Networks Vietnam. “With FDC’s nationwide agent network, and its strong reputation for customer service and support, we believe that, working together, we will make a new and significant contribution to the productivity and profitability potential of Vietnam’s enterprises.”

The Nortel Networks products and solutions to be handled by FDC and FPS include the Alteon* portfolio of Layer 4-7 switching and application acceleration products; BayStack* hubs, routers and switches; the BayStack Business Policy Switch for differentiated services such as toll-quality voice over IP (Internet Protocol), video streaming, and e-commerce; Contivity* VPN (virtual private network) switches; Optivity* software applications for managing data and telephony networks; and a range of award-winning Passport* multiservice switches for the delivery of a variety of data, voice, and video services.

FPT Distribution Company (FDC) is one of seven affiliate companies of FPT Corporation, Vietnam’s largest informatics organization. FDC has the country’s largest distribution network, with agents nationwide, and enjoys an annual average growth rate of approximately 32 percent. Currently, FDC partners with some 58 leading IT companies from around the world namely IBM, HP, Microsoft, Toshiba, Oracle… Further information on FPT and FDC is available on the Web at www.fpt.com.vn and www.fdc.com.vn.

Nortel Networks is an industry leader and innovator focused on transforming how the world communicates and exchanges information. The Company is supplying its service provider and enterprise customers with communications technology and infrastructure to enable value-added IP data, voice and multimedia services spanning Wireless Networks, Wireline Networks, Enterprise Networks, and Optical Networks. As a global company, Nortel Networks does business in more than 150 countries. More information about Nortel Networks can be found on the Web at www.nortelnetworks.com.