D-Link expects 20 percent growth this year

DQW Bureau
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Despite the fact that the Indian hardware market is not encouraging for hardware vendors, Mumbai based D-Link India is expecting a growth of 20 percent in its revenues. 

The company is also going to tie-up with a software vendor for NAS solutions by the end of this month. Apart from this it is would also launch new products this year.

KR Naik, MD, D-Link, said, "It was not a bad year for us at all. We have not only increased our revenues, but also forayed into other segments like NAS."


Since the VoIP market is not picking up in India, the company is planning to bring down the prices of its IP phones so that it can become affordable and reach the masses. 

In the modems segment, the company is expecting a flat growth in dial-up modems, but is expecting at least 40 percent growth in external and leased line modems in terms of volumes.

D-Link is soon going to launch DSL modems in the country this year, but with different port options. It would launch modems in 12 port, 24 port and 48 port denominations. 


The company claims that MTNL and BSNL have shown interest in these modems as the 900 port modems that are currently available in the market are expensive and have not picked up in the market yet despite the boom.

Last year the company had launched Gigabyte motherboards in the market and is expecting around 20 percent market share in this segment this year and around 30 percent by the end of next year.

The company has 65 percent market share in the managed switches segment and around 10 percent in unmanaged switches. It is expecting a 100 percent growth in unmanaged switches this year. 


In the cabling segment, it hopes that the volumes would increase as the prices are bound to come down.

In the digital home products range, the company have a two percent share but is expecting that it would pick up next year with the induction of some new products like the recently launched video phones and surveillance camera which they claim is getting excellent response from the market.

Rahul Gupta