NETGEAR announced it is planning to strengthen its presence in India by getting into five state capitals and five major cities.
The company plans to reach out to 10 new locations in India including state capitals like Lucknow, Chandigarh, Bhopal, Raipur, Patna, and important cities like Guwahati, Vijayawada, Cochin, Pune , Nagpur.
The flourishing telecom market in India emerges as a big opportunity for network vendors. The adoption of broadband and introduction of 3G internet and 4G services are set to expand at a high pace in India.
Subhodeep Bhattacharya, regional director, India & SAARC, NETGEAR said, “We realise that our growth will only come if we penetrate into the tier 2 and tier 3 cities and that is where we are trying to show our presence. We are committed to provide proper services to our clients at their doorstep and are therefore focusing on influential channel development.”
Out of the proposed 10 cities in which NETGEAR plans to expand, some already have NETGEAR’s retail presence. While for other cities NETGEAR is in the process of roping in new partners and dealers. NETGEAR has also dedicated the next quarter for providing training to these new channel partners.
Recently NETGEAR announced Netgear ProSAFE 16-port Gigabit PoE smart switch (GS516TP) with PD (PoE Powered Devices) priced at $570 for SMBs.
GS516TP with PoE and PD capability enables the GS516TP to make network switch deployment truly free from AC power outlets, providing maximum flexibility for network build-up, modifications and re-layout.
Besides SMBs, the new smart switch will be aimed at educational institutions, hospitals, government agencies, and other networks supporting fewer than 500 users, said Netgear in a statement.