D-Link Holds top Position in Global Market of Wireless LAN Stand-Alone Access Point Shipment and Placed In Magic Quandrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure

By D-link Middle East, PRNE
Sunday, March 28, 2010

DUBAI, UAE, March 29, 2010 - D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and
business, is now positioned among the industry's vendors of Wireless LAN
solutions, according to Gartner, Inc., a leading analyst and research firm.
In a separate market share report* by Gartner, D-Link also obtained the lead
position in worldwide Wireless LAN stand-alone access point unit shipments
for mid- and large-size enterprises in 2009.

D-Link is a large, solid WLAN solution provider that has previously held
a strong presence in the small- to medium-size business (SMB) sector. In
2009, D-Link successfully held the top spot in the small enterprise market
for WLAN stand-alone access point unit shipments with a 37.2% market share,
far surpassing its nearest competitor's 21.2%. The most remarkable result is
that D-Link also obtained the top position in medium- and large-size
enterprise unit shipments with a 26.1% market share in the same report.

D-Link was placed in Gartner's latest published Magic Quadrant for
Wireless LAN Infrastructure**, which was based on the evaluation of two forms
of criteria: "completeness of vision" and "ability to execute." D-Link is
positioned in the Niche Players quadrant.

"D-Link has not only solidified a strong lead in the shipment of WLAN
stand-alone access points, but has also continued to show its strong growth
and leadership in the business solution market year over year," said Harrison
, Regional Sales Director at D-Link Middle East.

"We are excited about D-Link being included in Gartner's Magic Quadrant
for Wireless LAN Infrastructure. We believe this is a testament to our
continued commitment to delivering a comprehensive, innovative portfolio of
wireless LAN solutions as part of our complete end-to-end solutions offering
that also includes switching, storage, security and surveillance," Harrison

D-Link has been aggressively winning over the business enterprise market,
especially this year as IT spending begins to return since last year's
economic downturn. To achieve this, D-Link looks to enhance its channel
recruiting and training this year to further strengthen its business sales
through the company's growing network of value-added resellers, solution
providers, distributors and retailers. D-Link also plans to leverage its
strength in the switching business, and to look into cross-selling
opportunities, such as the integration of IP surveillance to further its
footprint in business enterprise market.

*Source: Gartner, Inc., "Market Share: Enterprise Wireless LAN Equipment,
Worldwide, 2009", by Christian Canales, 8 March 2010

** Source: Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure
(Global)", by Tim Zimmerman, Michael J. King, 12 February 2010

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted February 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is
reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a
marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis
of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as
defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service
depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to
select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic
Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a
specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or
implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About D-Link:

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large
enterprise business networking. The company continues to strive towards
excellence as an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of
networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications
solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to
Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup for Enterprise Environments. With
millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped,
D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the
networking and communications market. D-Link ME Headquarters is located in
Dubai, the UAE, Dubai Internet City, Office 103, Building #3, Tel.:
+971-4-391-6480, Fax: +971-4-390-8881. For general inquiries, contact:
info.me@dlink-me.com or visit our website: www.dlink-me.com.

    Press Contact:
    Nicole Maria Meier
    D-Link Middle East
    Tel.: +971-4-391-6480
    Fax: +971-4-390-8881
    E-Mail: nmeier@dlink-me.com

Press Contact: Nicole Maria Meier, D-Link Middle East, Tel.: +971-4-391-6480, Fax: +971-4-390-8881, E-Mail: nmeier at dlink-me.com

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