In preparation for predicted growth of broadband services in the Asia-Pacific region, networking equipment provider Redback Networks has announced a partnership deal with local broadband technology provider Quadtel.
According to the company, the partnership with Quadtel will allow Redback to meet the strong growth in demand for high-speed telecom services in Australia and New Zealand, including broadband access technologies such as Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), cable and wireless.
"Our equipment is aimed at larger business, we can work with any kind of signal and aggregate 100,000 connections at a time. We were really interested in Quadtel because of its relationship with high-end ISPs and telecommunications companies like Telstra," explained a company spokesperson.
Although Quadtel has offices in Singapore and Sydney, the deal at this stage is limited to its Australian branch, from where Redback also hopes to sell through to the New Zealand market.
"We are becoming increasingly involved in the Asia-Pacific. In this region all our sales are channel-based, so our partners are very important. We need to know that they have the skills and understand the market and Quadtel is ideally positioned in both those respects," the spokesperson said.