SANTA CLARA, Calif. and MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NETGEAR(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking solutions, and Kineto Wireless, Inc., the key innovator and leading supplier of UMA/GAN technology, today announced a plan to achieve interoperability between NETGEAR's Femtocell Voice Gateway (DVG834GH) and Kineto Wireless' UMA Network Controller (UNC), a 3GPP standards-based femtocell RAN Gateway. The combined solution will enable mobile operators to extend and improve cellular phone coverage for home and small office users, as well as provide customers with affordable and easy access to a range of advanced home networking services via existing 3G handsets. The new Femtocell Voice Gateway will be on display in Kineto Wireless' stand (1A49, Hall 1) at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona next week, February 11-14, 2008. "We're very pleased to work with Kineto on this innovative and standards-based Femtocell Gateway solution, which promises to greatly benefit our service provider partners around the world," said David James, NETGEAR's director of product marketing for service provider markets. "Kineto has been leading the industry's development of the 3GPP standard UMA/GAN technology for mobile to IP internetworking, and is a key technology partner to leading femtocell suppliers such as NEC and Ubiquisys -- adhering to service provider demands for vendor interoperability." Seven products in a single box, the NETGEAR Femtocell Voice Gateway 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 private mobile network with 3G femtocell technology. The gateway enables consumers to share their broadband Internet connection with their mobile devices and networked computers, both wired and wirelessly. Featuring a 3G (UMTS) femtocell with HSDPA plus high-speed 802.11g, Wi-Fi and four 10/100 Ethernet ports, the Femtocell Voice Gateway makes it possible for end users to download large files, video conference, and distribute and play high-quality digital movies, photos and MP3s on mobile devices in the blink of an eye. "NETGEAR has a well deserved reputation in the global community of service providers for high quality, innovative and reliable networking solutions," stated Steve Shaw, associate vice president of marketing for Kineto Wireless. "We view this collaboration with NETGEAR as a prime example of our charter to work with an industry leader and promote an open standard for the femtocell to network interface." About UMA/GAN Technology UMA/GAN technology is the 3GPP global standard for fixed-mobile convergence. UMA/GAN enables secure, scalable access to mobile voice, data and IMS services over broadband IP access networks. By deploying UMA/GAN technology, mobile operators can deliver a number of compelling fixed-mobile convergence services. The most well-known applications of UMA/GAN include dual-mode cellular/Wi-Fi handsets and 3G femtocells access points. Leading operators around the world have embraced UMA/GAN technology as the foundation for their fixed-mobile convergence strategy, including France Telecom/Orange, T-Mobile US, TeliaSonera, British Telecom and Cincinnati Bell. For more information, please visit http://www.UMAToday.com. About Kineto Wireless Kineto Wireless is the key innovator and leading supplier of UMA/GAN technology, the 3GPP standard for fixed-mobile convergence. As the leading provider of UMA/GAN technology, Kineto supplies core network solutions through OEM partnerships with leading network infrastructure providers, and also provides UMA/GAN-compliant software, development tools and support services to mobile platform suppliers, mobile handset developers, and other consumer electronics vendors. For more information, please visit http://www.kineto.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 http://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 Kineto Wireless UMA Network Controller 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 the Kineto Wireless UMA Network Controller may be unsuccessful or may be delayed; NETGEAR or Kineto Wireless 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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