LONDON and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NEC Corporation, a leading global provider of internet and broadband network solutions, and NETGEAR(R) Inc., a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking solutions, today announced that NETGEAR(R) Inc. and NEC Europe Limited, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, are collaborating to develop an Integrated 3G Access Point that will be incorporated within NEC's Femtocell Solution offering. NEC provides complete end-to-end solution offering for operators that includes a 3G Femtocell Access Point, Femtocell Gateway, and Access Point Management and Provisioning System. NEC offers a choice of 3G Femtocell Access Points - NETGEAR's Femtocell Voice Gateway (DVG834GH) will form a part of NEC's growing portfolio of multi-vendor Access Points based on standard interfaces. The NETGEAR DVG834GH supports Iu-over-IP and SIP interface. The Iu-over-IP interface between the Access Point and the Femtocell Gateway is derived from the existing 3GPP GAN (Generic Access Network) standard with minor extensions which are currently under consideration for standardisation. NETGEAR's DVG834GH supports a standard 3GPP compliant air interface, enabling the end user to make or receive calls using their existing 3G handset. The NETGEAR DVG834GH will interoperate with and will be managed and provisioned by the NEC Access Point Management and Provisioning system based on the TR-069 standard specifications. NETGEAR's DVG834GH includes a comprehensive residential gateway with integrated ADSL2+ modem, router, 10/100 wired LAN switch, 802.11g wireless access point, Voice over-IP (VoIP), SPI double firewall, and a 3G mobile access point based on WCDMA technology. The NETGEAR DVG834GH will enable mobile operators to extend and improve 3G coverage and capacity in a home and/or small office environment, as well as provide seamless access to advanced home networking services via the existing 3G handsets. Anil Kohli, Director of Global Femto Competence Centre at NEC Europe commented: "We are delighted to work with NETGEAR to offer their innovative femtocell product as part of our market-leading Femtocell Solution. The global market for femtocells is set to grow massively, with some forecasts predicting several million femtocells deployed by 2011. With this collaboration, NEC and NETGEAR are addressing a key segment of the market which demands a femtocell integrated with a residential gateway." David James, NETGEAR's director of product marketing for service provider markets, added: "Aligning our product within the NEC ecosystem enables us to leverage NEC's recognized market leadership in this area. We are very excited to have our innovative product adopted by NEC and anticipate an enthusiastic response to our combined solution from the operator community." About NEC Corporation NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialised needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit http://www.nec.com About NETGEAR(R), Inc. NETGEAR(R) (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking solutions that address the specific needs of small and medium business and home users. The Company's product offerings enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. As an ENERGY STAR(R) partner, NETGEAR offers products that prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the U.S. government. NETGEAR is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.netgear.com or call (408) 907-8000. (C) 2008 NETGEAR, Inc., NETGEAR(R), and the NETGEAR logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved. Actual data throughput will vary from maximum signal rates stipulated. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning the development of future NETGEAR products interoperating with the NEC Femtocell Gateway and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's Femtocell Voice Gateway (DVG834GH), products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the development of NETGEAR products that interoperate with NEC Femtocell Gateway may be unsuccessful or may be delayed; NETGEAR or NEC Corporation may choose not to proceed with the planned agreement if there are technological difficulties or if there is no market demand for such products, the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR's Femtocell Voice Gateway (DVG834GH) may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers, product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions, new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products, the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology, the impact and pricing of competing products and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Part II - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 27 through 38, in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2007, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 9, 2007. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030730/NETGEARLOGO )
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