Netgear to offer VoIP phones from next quarter

DQW Bureau
02 Jul 2005

With broadband soon becoming a routine for acce-ssing Internet, Netgear wants
to reap the huge potential that the VoIP market offers in India. It is planning
to introduce VoIP phones in the JAS quarter for the first time in India.

Confirming this, Kerman Rana, Regional Sales Manager (West and South) said,
"We already have an edge in the VoIP market with our switching products.
They are ideal for deploying VoIP phones, access points or IP-based cameras. By
the end of the JAS quarter, we will introduce VoIP products that will include
VoIP phones."

Besides launching new pro-ducts, Netgear has many other plans to strengthen
its posit-ion in the country. The comp-any plans to set up proper offi-ces in a
month's time. Curren-tly, all the Netgear staff opera-tes from their

With proper office setups, Netgear plans to broad-base its channel network.
"We will improve our geographical reach by expanding our channel network.
All these put together will surely place us in the top three vendors in this
space," he said.

In just a year's time, Netgear has fared well in the switches and
Wireless-LAN products market. "We are already doing very well with our
Wireless-LAN products, said Kerman adding, "We should be in the top three
vendors for WLAN products."

Meanwhile, according to the latest survey reports by Voice&Data and
CyberMedia Research, Netgear was ranked third in sales (value) in 2004-05 for
WLAN products.

Nelson Johny


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