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 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 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 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. 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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030730/NETGEARLOGO)
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