NETGEAR eyes smart homes, offices

Patrick Lo

NETGEAR is creating products for home networking and IoT ecosystem, in view of tomorrow’s connected home and connected offices, NETGEAR Founder CEO Patrick Lo outlined his vision on SMART IT.

Talking in a series of seminars covering all key cities in India, Lo said, for businesses, NETGEAR is focusing on 10 G, PoE and business wireless to drive penetration into SMB and SME. “Focus is also on creating reliable and easy to configure storage solution for SMBs.”

During his visit to India, Lo emphasised on linking more and more people using broadband infrastructure through NETGEAR. He added that NETGEAR is committed to producing tech advanced products for everyone who wants to connect to the internet.

Lo also praised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India vision and said, “We are working towards reaching more people to enable them to go digital.”

Further Lo said, the growth of NETGEAR in India has been strong and he is bullish about expanding India business to continue growing.

Explaining future plans, Lo said NETGEAR will focus on reaching out to more Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities in India and expand the service infrastructure and aim to reach 100 cities within the next 2 years.

Earlier in October, NETGEAR introduced a WiFi router for domestic use, adding to the company’s Nighthawk product line of WiFi routers.

Named as Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router (R8500), the router provides combined WiFi speeds up to 5.3Gbps. NETGEAR claimed that the router provides more Internet  bandwidth for all the devices in a home.

In August, NETGEAR announced  the launch of ProSAFE 28-port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch (XS728T) — targeting SMB market. The launch of XS728T was part of expanding its presence in the 10-Gigabit Copper (10GBASE-T) switching solutions market.

Arya MM

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