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Well connected

It might not be a household name like Apple or Microsoft yet, but one of the rising stars of the modern technology market is TP-LINK, which now provides much of the world with its networking needs.

TP-LINK Technologies was founded in 1996 in Shenzhen, China, and in less than 20 years has established a global presence for itself after opening up to the international market in 2005.

It’s already the biggest provider of SOHO (Small Office and Home Office) networking in China and is now the world’s leading supplier of WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) products. Manufacturing essential technology like routers, switches, wireless equipment, ADSL modems and network adapters, TP-LINK now sells its wares to 120 countries around the world and claims to serve a billion users worldwide.

Almost half the company’s sales in 2012 were to the international market and TP-LINK now has strong footholds in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Impressive achievements for a company that’s just 17 years old!

The company isn’t content to just sit on its laurels though and is aiming to become one of the biggest providers of network products in the world, looking to be one of the big three brands in this area and take an even bigger chunk of the global market.

On the Comms Express site you can see a full range of the impressive products that TP-Link offer, including a number of network switches including 10 gig switches, alongside news on their latest innovations.

Whether you’re aiming to set up a home or business network, you want tried and tested products that meet the best quality and reliability standards – and with TP-LINK you get just that. Using industry standard gigabit ethernet, TP-LINK provides you with everything you need to start networking or upgrade your system.

Like Comms Express, the emphasis with TP-LINK is on customer service and building relationships. In other words, if you’re happy, we’re happy. The IT world is full of technical terms and jargon which can be off-putting, but we’re more than happy to talk to you about your needs and how Comms Express and TP-LINK can best provide a solution.

And despite TP-LINK providing the very latest technological innovations in networking, it’s reassuring to know that the company name harks back to a much earlier and familiar technology. The TP in TP-LINK stands for Twisted Pair cabling, where wiring has two conductors of a single circuit which are twisted together in order to minimise electromagnetic interference from outside sources – a technology pioneered by none other than Alexander Graham Bell in 1881, the man who invented the telephone. It just shows how the very latest technology continues to draw on the great ideas of the past.

To see the full range of TP-LINK switches and other networking products, go to

We’re proud of our partnership with TP Link and look forward to further developments from this innovative company.  

Until next time

About Steve Wilkin

Steve is the founder and Managing Director of Comms Express, he doesn't look old enough (he told us to put that) but has been in the Networking Industry for 24 years and counting. In that time he has seen the humble Network become one of the most crucial tools that any modern business has (just imagine your company without one).

He's a family man with a wife and two young Daughters to keep him in line, also he's an avid Spurs supporter (well no one's perfect).

You can follow Steve on Google+