TRENDnet ® Signs Exclusive Voice over IP Agreement with Yandex,
Russia's Largest Internet Portal
Torrance, CA – April 30, 2007 – TRENDnet ®, a best-in-class networking manufacturer of wired and wireless networking solutions today announces the availability of its full line of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) products on Yandex, Russia’s largest Internet portal and online payment site.
Yandex controls 50% of Russian search based Internet advertising and 64% of all Russian Internet users visit Yandex. TRENDnet and Yandex signed a 15 month agreement in which TRENDnet’s VoIP products will be offered on Yandex.Money. Products featured on Yandex include TRENDnet’s:
• TVP-SP1BK – ClearSky™ Bluetooth VoIP Phone Kit (for Skype™)
• TVP-SP2 - VoIP USB Speakerphone (for Skype™)
• TVP-SP3 – VoIP USB Phone (for Skype™)
• TVP-SP4BK – ClearSky™ Bluetooth VoIP Conference Phone Kit (for Skype™)
• TVP-SP5G - VoIP USB Phone Adapter
Small and medium size Russian business VoIP adoption is currently 50 - 60% growth per year. Cost savings offered by VoIP providers drive Russia’s booming business. Following a rigorous VoIP hardware selection process, Yandex chose to enter into an exclusive agreement with TRENDnet. TRENDnet’s recognized product quality, value and selection weighed heavily in Yandex’s review process.
“Yandex is very excited about the new agreement with TRENDnet. TRENDnet’s product offering is a good match for Yandex’s growing VoIP user base,” stated Maria Gracheva, Director of Marketing for Yandex.Money. “Yandex is focused on bringing new technologies to our consumers and TRENDnet solutions are an important ingredient in our overall value proposition.”
“We are experiencing rapid growth in our VoIP product segment,” stated Pei Huang, President and CEO of TRENDnet. “The agreement with Yandex will be of great benefit to Russian consumers. Therefore, we expect our partnership with Yandex to further develop over the coming quarters.”
Yandex is currently the largest Russian Internet portal. Yandex offers solutions such as a search engine, free e-mail, the latest news, spam protection, free web hosting, an encyclopedia and others services. By 2006, Yandex’s daily average audience reached 4 million unique visitors.
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TRENDnet is an award winning global brand, dedicated to providing a complete line of high quality yet affordable networking solutions for small to mid-sized business and home users alike. Founded in 1990, TRENDnet is headquartered in Torrance, California, and maintains branch offices in Europe, Central America, South America and Asia. TRENDnet products are sold in over 125 countries. The TRENDnet brand is consistently recognized for high quality, exceptional performance and unparalleled support. For more information visit www.trendnet.com or call +1 (310) 961-5500.