D-Link to set up a testing lab in India
Networking solutions provider D-Link is planning to set up a testing lab in India in the second half of 2013. The company’s Chairman A P Chen said that the new testing lab will be set up in Goa and will ensure better localization and service.
At present, D-Link has testing labs in Russia, South America, China and Taiwan. “The Indian testing lab will cater to markets such as Sri Lanka, Australia and Singapore,” informed Chen.
Apart from the lab, the company will set up its own service centre and support system in the Goa facility, according to a company statement. Chen also informed that D-Link is further evaluating possibilities of establishing a software development centre in India within a year, even though it does not have any plan to start manufacturing in the country.
Currently, India accounts for nearly 8 per cent of the company’s worldwide revenue and is growing at more than 20 per cent annually. Chen said the company had witnessed a decline in sales in the US, Europe and Russia. At present, Europe has emerged as the largest market for D-Link with about 22 per cent of its global revenue.
In India, D-Link is planning to start D-Link Direct Service (DDS) for consumers so that it would pick up faulty products directly from the consumers’ place and instantly replace it with a new product.
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