NETGEAR(R) and Nokia Siemens Networks Collaborate on 3G Femto Home Access Solution

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

and 3G Femtocell Technology to Interoperate with Nokia Siemens Networks'

Open Architecture

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

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. and ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/
 -- NETGEAR(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:   NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically
 advanced, branded networking solutions, and Nokia Siemens Networks, a
 leading global enabler of communications network solutions and services,
 today announced their collaboration to certify NETGEAR's Femtocell Voice
 Gateway (DVG834GH) for interoperability with Nokia Siemens Networks' Femto
 Gateway. The combined solution will enable mobile operators to deliver high
 quality cellular phone coverage throughout the home and small office, and
 provide consumers affordable and easy access to a range of advanced network
 services via existing 3G handsets.
     "We're delighted to team with Nokia Siemens Networks to enable our
 growing number of international broadband service providers to offer their
 customers enhanced in-home coverage and access to a host of advanced
 multimedia applications via standard 3G handsets," said David James,
 NETGEAR's director of product marketing for service provider markets. "When
 mobile operators deploy our combined solution they will benefit from
 increased network capacity and customer satisfaction, reduced costs for
 data backhaul and base station deployments and faster delivery of
 next-generation services."
     Launched in July 2007, the Femto Home Access Solution from Nokia
 Siemens Networks introduces open interfaces, boosting the femtocell
 ecosystem and enabling operators to further enhance their 3G service
 offering and coverage. Nokia Siemens Networks is delivering to operators
 the Femto Gateway as well as associated equipment and services for the
 network, while NETGEAR is providing operators with the Femtocell Voice
 Gateway for installation on customer premises.
     Seven products in one, 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.
     Together, the NETGEAR Femtocell Voice Gateway and the Nokia Siemens
 Networks' Femto Gateway will make it possible for 3G operators to extend
 their coverage and increase their advanced service offerings. The solution
 will help operators reduce costs, eliminate indoor dead zones, extend
 broadband access to mobile devices, unload traffic from their base
 transceiver stations (BTSs) and increase average revenue per user (ARPU)
 with service bundling.
     "We are very pleased about our new co-operation on this 3G Femto Home
 Access Solution with NETGEAR," stated Timo Hyppola, head of Indoor Radio
 Solutions Product Line, Nokia Siemens Networks. "NETGEAR's new all-in-one
 Femtocell Voice Gateway combined with our open architecture will
 undoubtedly help drive widespread adoption of Femto solutions. This
 collaboration highlights our commitment to working with industry-leading
 CPE manufacturers to provide real value to service providers."
     The NETGEAR Femtocell Voice Gateway (DVG834GH) will be on display in
 Nokia Siemens Networks' stand (8B157, Hall 8) at the Mobile World Congress
 trade show in Barcelona next week, February 11-14, 2008.
     About NETGEAR(R), Inc.
     NETGEAR(R) (NASDAQGM: 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.
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 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 Nokia Siemens Networks' Femto 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 the
 Nokia Siemens Networks' Femto Gateway may be unsuccessful or may be
 delayed; NETGEAR or Nokia Siemens Networks 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
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 could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's
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 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.
     About Nokia Siemens Networks
     Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications
 services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio
 of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the
 growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide.
 Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications
 infrastructure companies with operations in 150 countries. The company is
 headquartered in Espoo, Finland.