NETGEAR EXPANDS MOBILE PORTFOLIO WITH 450 MBPS CATEGORY 9 LTE ADVANCED MOBILE HOTSPOT

See a live demonstration of LTE Category 9 technology as supported by NETGEAR in Qualcomm’s booth at Mobile World Congress trade show

BARCELONA, Spain — March 2, 2015 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to service providers, consumers, and businesses, will demonstrate its first Category 9 LTE Advanced technology at the Mobile World Congress trade show held March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain. NETGEAR will highlight this technology with an AirCard® mobile hotspot in Hall 5, Stand 5F21, of the Fira Gran Via Exhibition Center, along with the rest of the company’s LTE, WiFi and networking product portfolio.

This LTE Category 9 AirCard mobile hotspot represents the first in the next generation of 4G LTE products from NETGEAR supporting 4G LTE Advanced Category 9 and 3-Carrier Aggregation. It aggregates up to three bands to provide up to 60 MHz of bandwidth for a potential download speed up to 450 Mbps*. The hotspot is enabled by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X12 LTE modem from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and a QCA6174 2-stream 802.11ac Wi-Fi chipset from Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com).

"The 3-Carrier Downlink Aggregation of Category 9 LTE Advanced has the potential to offer up to 50 percent faster peak download speeds than Cat 6, enabling better performance, reduced latency, and more reliable connectivity for the end user," said Jim Kirkpatrick, senior vice president, LTE Products at NETGEAR. "Category 9 capability makes it easy to attain improved throughput and swifter application response times, providing a better overall experience for streaming data-heavy applications such as multimedia and video."

Attendees at Mobile World Congress will have two sites where they can learn more about the NETGEAR LTE Category 9 technology:

  • NETGEAR booth, Hall 5, Stand 5F21 (display only) 
  • Qualcomm booth, Hall 3, Stand 3E10 (Category 9 demonstration)

"NETGEAR shares our vision of making ultra-fast broadband connectivity available to mobile consumers everywhere," said Serge Willenegger, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies. "With the advanced combination of our Snapdragon X12 LTE modem and QCA6174 Wi-Fi solution, the NETGEAR AirCard is designed to provide reliable, high-performance connectivity when and where you need it."

Availability

LTE Category 9 products from NETGEAR will be first available as an AirCard mobile hotspot later in 2015 from multiple service providers. For inquiries, please contact the NETGEAR Service Provider Sales Team at www.netgear.com/service-providers/contact-us.

More Information

Learn more about NETGEAR mobile solutions for service providers at www.netgear.com/service-providers/products/mobile.

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 44,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 33,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available at http://investor.netgear.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

©2015 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and AirCard are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.

Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.

* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.

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 NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's 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 actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; 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. 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.

U.S. Media Contact: 

Jocelyn Shaw, Weber Shandwick for NETGEAR, (415) 262-5904, jshaw2@webershandwick.com 

U.S. Sales Inquiries: (408) 907-8000, sales@netgear.com 

U.S. Customer Inquiries: (888) NETGEAR