We are pleased to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given VIAVI a 5-Star rating in its 2018 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is a listing of partner programs from technology vendors that provide products and services through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

To determine the 2018 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each vendor’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

The VIAVI Velocity Partner Program is built on a strong technology foundation and backed by a commitment to a best-in-class partner model. The 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.

“Finding the right technology vendor to partner with can be a daunting task, given the vast array of choices now available to solution providers,” said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings help them narrow the field and find the best fit, identifying the most rewarding partner programs and providing crucial insight into their strengths and benefits. We are pleased to present our 2018 PPG list, recognizing the strongest and most successful partner programs in the channel today.”

“We are proud to be recognized by CRN for the 3rd consecutive year for our Velocity Partner Program,” said Frank Griffith, Director of Global Channels at VIAVI and a 2018 CRN Channel Chief. “The CRN 5-star award recognizes how deeply we are committed to the success of our channel.  It validates our Velocity program components: robust technical training, lucrative rewards and relationship tools, created to empower and enable our partners.  As we continue to evolve the Velocity program, our focus will be on creating an environment where VIAVI and our partners can be successful together.”

The 2018 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg.

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