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Alcatel appoints IPL as new master distributor for enterprise data solutions

  • 29 April, 2005 09:10

<p>Alcatel appoints IPL as new master distributor for enterprise data solutions</p>
<p>Sydney, Thursday, April 28, 2005 – Alcatel announced today that it has selected Sydney, Australia-based distributor IPL Communication to be its master distributor for Alcatel IP networking products in Australia.</p>
<p>Under this arrangement all qualified Alcatel Business Partners in Australia will purchase Alcatel’s OmniSwitch IP networking data range of products through IPL. To qualify, Business Partners must receive Alcatel accreditation by completing Alcatel Certified Switch Professional (ACSP) and Alcatel Certified Switch Specialist (ACSS) level training.</p>
<p>The range of products IPL will distribute includes the Alcatel OmniSwitch 6600 and 6800 for workgroups, edge applications and Internet Protocol (IP) telephony, the Alcatel OmniSwitch 7000 and Alcatel OmniSwitch 8800 series high-capacity switching platforms, and the Alcatel OmniStack 6300 for fixed configuration triple-speed Gigabit Ethernet switch.</p>
<p>Simon Rachowski, Country sales manager, networking infrastructure, for Alcatel’s enterprise solutions activities said, “This arrangement is good news for our partners as it enables us to offer local distribution. It gives our partners easier access to Alcatel’s data networking solutions and the streamlined logistics that local distribution provides,” he explained.</p>
<p>Stead Denton, Managing Director of the IPL Group said, “Distributing Alcatel’s data products in Australia is testament to our flourishing relationship with Alcatel. The success we have enjoyed is based on our dedication to providing a value-added service and strong support to our certified resellers,” he added. “We will continue to offer the requisite support, training and the motivation to help Alcatel grow its data business in Australia.”</p>
<p>Prior to selecting a master distributor, Alcatel maintained multiple direct relationships with a number of resellers. IPL has been a value-added distributor for the Alcatel OmniPCX Office and the Alcatel OmniPCX Enterprise IP telephony platforms since October 2003. Currently, Alcatel has five partners for its IP networking business in Australia and expects this number to increase over the next 12 months in line with growing business expectations.</p>
<p>About Alcatel
Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or employees. Alcatel brings its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks, applications and services, to help its partners and customers build a user-centric broadband world. With sales of EURO 12.3 billion in 2004, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit Alcatel on the Internet: http://www.alcatel.com</p>
<p>About IPL Communication
Part of the IPL Group, IPL Communication is a distributor of leading edge telecommunications equipment throughout Australia and the South Pacific. Focusing on solutions aimed at small to medium enterprises, IPL Communication carries a comprehensive range of leading edge equipment and software to provide an all encompassing business communication solution. IPL Communication’s primary responsibility as a value added distributor is to assist and support its nationwide Business Partner network. For more information, visit IPL Communication on the internet: http://www.ipl.com.au/iplcommunication/</p>
<p>Press Contacts
Anna Perrin Tel: (02) 8306 5575 anna.perrin@alcatel.com.au
Gwen John Tel: (02) 9810 1367 gwen.john@somethinginventive.com.au</p>

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