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
http://www.netgear.com or call (408) 907-8000.
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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.
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