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IPL named Australasia Distributor of the Year by Alcatel ESD

  • 07 June, 2005 17:34

<p>Alcatel Enterprise Solutions Division recognises IPL with
Australasia Distributor of the Year Growth Award</p>
<p>Sydney, 7 June 2005 – At a ceremony held in Sydney recently Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA AND NYSE: ALA) granted Australia-based distributor IPL Communication its inaugural Australasia Distributor of the Year Growth Award, recognising IPL for the exceptionally strong results the Company has achieved in its first year as Value Added Distributor for Alcatel Enterprise products. This award follows Alcatel’s recent decision to name IPL Master Distributor for Alcatel IP networking products in Australia.</p>
<p>IPL’s success came primarily from channel development in the small to medium sized (SMB) business sector in line with Alcatel’s own business goals for this market. IPL signed agreements with 40 new reseller partners last year and supported the solid distribution structure it established with first-rate ongoing technical service and support.</p>
<p>Speaking during the awards ceremony, Andrew Young, CEO of Alcatel Australasia remarked, “The past year has been an excellent one for IPL and we are pleased to acknowledge these achievements. Furthermore, IPL continues to show high growth in support of Alcatel’s SMB sales goals for 2005, which is very promising.”</p>
<p>Stead Denton, Managing Director of the IPL Group said, “IPL will continue to focus on providing a value-add service and strong support to our resellers in Australia. The previous year has been a successful one for IPL and our immediate future continues to look very positive as the IP telephony platform comes of age.”</p>
<p>As Alcatel’s Master Distributor in Australia, IPL provides Alcatel’s OmniSwitch IP networking data range of products to all qualified Alcatel Business Partners in Australia. To qualify as an Alcatel Business Partner, a reseller must receive Alcatel accreditation by successfully completing Alcatel Certified Switch Professional (ACSP) and Alcatel Certified Switch Specialist (ACSS) training programs.</p>
<p>About Alcatel</p>
<p>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</p>
<p>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>

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