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
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.
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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.
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