The company was founded in 1996 in Shenzhen. The founders are two brothers, Zhao Jianjun and Zhao Jiaxing. The name TP-Link is an abbreviation of "Twisted Pair" and "link" - connection. Subsequently, TP began to be interpreted as Trust and Performance
In 2005, it entered the world market. In 2007, representative offices of the company were opened in Singapore and India. In 2008, offices were opened in the USA and Germany. In 2011, offices were opened in Poland and Ukraine.
In 2009, the company ranked 32nd in China's Top 100 Computer Suppliers and ranked first in China among network equipment suppliers in the SOHO market. In 2010, the company ranked 42nd among electronics manufacturers in China and 8th in Shenzhen. And in the same year, it took first place among companies producing routers and ADSL modems, according to the American company "IN-Star".
In September 2016, TP-Link introduced to the world a new logo and the slogan "Reliably Smart" designed to mark the company as a "lifestyle" brand that expands horizons and now manufactures products for the smart home.