NETGEAR(R) and Kineto Wireless(R) To Showcase 3G Femto Home Access Solution at Mobile World Congress

NETGEAR's New Femtocell Voice Gateway (DVG834GH) with ADSL2+, Wi-Fi, VoIP

and 3G Femtocell Technology to Interoperate with Kineto's Femtocell RAN


Feb 07, 2008, 00:00 ET from NETGEAR, Inc.

    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,
     "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
     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
     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 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.