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<p>D-LINK AUSTRALIA GROWS ITS BROADBAND MARKET FURTHER
• D-Link and OzEmail combine to provide an easy to install, broadband solution.
• D-Link meets OzEmail’s technical and usability requirements</p>
<p>Sydney, November 11 , 2003 — D-Link, a worldwide leader in design, development, and manufacturing of networking, broadband, wireless, and communications technologies, and OzEmail, one of Australia’s largest ISP’s, today announced a partnership to provide an easy to install Broadband solution to the retail and reseller channels targeting new Broadband subscribers.</p>
<p>OzEmail enjoys strong market recognition in Australia, renowned for providing reliable and innovative products and services for more than 10 years. With great options, helpful advise and free round-the-clock technical support, you can see why OzEmail is Australia’s favourite ISP.</p>
<p>OzEmail subscribers enjoy the use of the most rigorously engineered Internet networks in the world.</p>
<p>“We partnered with D-Link because of their proven and reliable product set, their ability to meet our technical and useability requirements and their local support and infrastructure”, says Trevor Duff, OzEmail Managing Director. “</p>
<p>“Combine this with D-Link’s strong market foothold in the retail and general channel, and this will give OzEmail the added ability to help increase our customer base”, continued Duff.</p>
<p>OzEmail has worked with D-Link to provide training and education throughout the retail channel enabling Retailers to easily understand their customers’ requirements.</p>
<p>“This is another significant win for D-Link”, says Graeme Reardon, D-Link’s recently promoted National Sales Manager Australia & New Zealand.</p>
<p>“We have worked hard together with OzEmail to create a seamless user interface incorporating a self-install process so that customers can enjoy a trouble free installation experience”, continued Reardon.</p>
<p>Customers will also benefit from the OzEmail solution as it offers them the ability to subscribe to a plan at home after they have purchased the retail pack. This is in contrast to other retail broadband solutions available, which requires the customer to make a plan choice at the time of purchase in the store.</p>
<p>D-Link’s goal in the ADSL market is to continue working with our partners, in order to provide innovative and cost effective solutions, which meet mass market requirements.</p>
<p>D-Link’s commitment to the local Australian and New Zealand markets has been proven by our ability to invest substantial capital into local R&D, support and infrastructure, which allows us to remain the clear market leader and to continue to grow to the point where D-Link are now shipping in excess of 15,000 ADSL modems per month.</p>
OzEmail, Australia’s Favourite Internet Service Provider, has been an industry leader since its beginning ten years ago.
Recently awarded “Best Overall ISP” by internet.au, OzEmail provides reliable, secure and private connectivity solutions for one of Australia’s largest customer bases. OzEmail continues to innovate and set the benchmark with award-winning products of exceptional quality and value.
Operating on one of the world’s largest and most robust networks, OzEmail offers a variety of broadband and dial services, hosting options for business and family, residential e-commerce facilities, security software suites, domain registry and online educational initiatives. From the OzEmail homepage www.ozemail.com.au, subscribers have an extensive choice of applications and access to dynamic and innovative content. Due to its constant exploration of the Internet’s potential, OzEmail has earned a reputation for innovation and creative excellence.
OzEmail Internet provides free technical assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year Australia wide. With a focus on customer service parallel to none, OzEmail is privileged to enjoy one of the most loyal customer bases in the Australian Internet industry.</p>
True Networking Pioneer and Hardware Manufacturer Since 1986
D-Link is a worldwide leader and award-winning designer, developer, and true manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, and voice and data communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With global manufacturing International Standards Organization ISO 9001, 9002, ISO 14001 Certifications and numerous National Technical Excellence awards earned for R&D and manufacturing, D-Link delivers product excellence, quality, reliability, compatibility, high-performance within standards, and easy installation software, educational materials, and manuals.
The company has increased its world-class production capacity to more than a million square feet of manufacturing facilities in six state-of-the-art factories in four countries -- Taiwan, China, India, and the United States. With millions of Ethernet adapters and millions of hub and switch ports manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the network and communications market. D-Link has been profitable every year since its inception in 1986, and continues to grow at a rate that will allow the Company to experience continued prosperity. D-Link sets the standards for market affordability, while focusing on “Building Networks for People.”</p>
<p>D-Link Australia, headquarters is located at 1 Giffnock Avenue, North Ryde, NSW 2113;
(ph) +61 2 8899 1800, (fax) +61 2 8899 1868; Members of the media can contact Maurice Famularo, Marketing Director Australia & New Zealand by phone at +61 2 8899 1861 (direct line) or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org</p>
<p>D-Link products are distributed in Australia by: BBF Computers and Peripherals, LAN 1, Pacific Datacom, Page Data, Synnex Australia, Tech Pacific Australia and BJE Enterprises.</p>
<p>D-Link products are distributed in New Zealand by: Dove Electronics NZ, LAN 1 Distribution NZ, and Tech Pacific NZ.</p>
<p>*D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Corporation. All other company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2003 D-Link, All Rights Reserved.</p>