Tencent, a prominent information and communication technology (ICT) vendor, relies on a network of sales channel partners to sell and distribute its offerings across its customer base. According to proprietary analysis in GlobalData’s Tencent Partner Ecosystem Profile, the cloud computing, others, and IT management categories account for 70.1% of the total partner engagements, as of October 2021. Buy the profile here.

Tencent Holdings is a provider of internet services and portals. The company offers services such as communication, information, entertainment, instant messaging services, online media, wireless internet, interactive entertainment services, e-commerce and online advertising services. It provides online trading and payment services, and value-added services through its portals. The company is also involved in the production and distribution of films and television programmes for third parties, merchandise sales, copyrights licensing and various other activities. Tencent offers its services under Tencent Pictures, QQ, WeiShi, QQ Wallet, Q Zone, QQ Browser, Weixin/WeChat, and QQMail brands. The company has business presence in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. encent is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

As depicted in the chart above, Tencent's partner engagements are focused on serving clients across North America, which accounted for majority of their overall partner engagements, followed by Asia-Pacific, according to GlobalData's report.

Retail, healthcare, and financial markets emerged as the top three industry verticals, that Tencent is focusing on serving via its partners. These verticals together contributed 16.7% of the total vertical-specific partner engagements, with retail leading the partner engagement distribution.

The table below covers prominent partners of Tencent based on GlobalData's proprietary scoring framework, which analyzes partner engagements on multiple parameters including revenue band, employee band, partnership certification, partner vertical and geography focus, among others. The majority of Tencent's partners are value-added distributors or resellers.

GlobalData's Partner Network Database tracks and evaluates the partner ecosystem for over 300 ICT vendors, across 29 industries, 18 ICT solution areas, and 7 regions using a proprietary partner scoring framework. To uncover and analyses the partner network for other leading ICT vendors, access GlobalData's proprietary partner ecosystem profiles below:

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GlobalData’s Partner Network Database tracks partner ecosystem of IT vendors. The database offers granular details on official partners of the IT vendors spread across the geographies. This analysis considers only partners details that are sourced from company website, press releases, CXO commentary from the publicly available sources and excludes all terminated and rumoured partner deals.