NETGEAR® and Sierra Wireless™ Add Mobile Voice to 3G Mobile Broadband Routers
The NETGEAR MVBR1210C Mobile Broadband Voice Router Allows Mobile Network Operators to Extend Voice Services to Home Phones
SAN JOSE, CA — February 22, 2012 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR),a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced that the NETGEAR MVBR1210C HSPA+ Mobile Broadband Voice Router, developed with Sierra Wireless™, a provider of industry-leading mobile computing and machine-to-machine communications products and solutions, is now ready for immediate deployment in operator networks. The NETGEAR MVBR1210C extends mobile voice service via its wired voice port, allowing mobile operators to deliver a compelling voice and data service offering to consumers by eliminating the need for fixed line voice service.
In addition to voice, the NETGEAR MVBR1210C delivers broadband access at speeds up to 21 Mbps downstream and 5.7 Mbps upstream, rivaling fixed broadband access performance. The NETGEAR MVBR1201C integrates a secondary Ethernet WAN to provide failover and back-up for network access. For LAN connectivity, there are four Ethernet ports and high speed N300 802.11n WiFi.
“We are pleased to partner with Sierra Wireless, a world-class mobile technology leader, to integrate voice and high-speed wireless capabilities into our mobile broadband routers,” said Patrick Lo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at NETGEAR. “The availability of the NETGEAR MVBR1210C represents an important milestone in extending mobile voice services into the home”
The NETGEAR MVBR1210C, which powers a complete in-home triple play network, incorporates Sierra Wireless 3G mobile broadband technology. NETGEAR has partnered with Sierra Wireless to deliver a high-performance, cost-effective and mobile broadband router because Sierra Wireless technology allows seamless integration of the MVBR1210C with deployed mobile broadband network infrastructures.
“The NETGEAR MVBR1210C is an important milestone in our long-standing collaboration with NETGEAR,” said Jason Cohenour, Chief Executive Officer at Sierra Wireless. “With field-proven leadership in mobile networking technology, NETGEAR continues to innovate and expand its mobile CPE portfolio. We are excited to be playing a critical role in this development.”
“The NETGEAR MVBR1210C fulfills the mobile industry’s long-envisioned conversion of voice services to principally mobile,” noted Patrick Lo. “This enables mobile operators to consolidate their voice service penetration by extending ‘mobile-to-mobile’ calling to home phones. With the integration of TR-69 remote management capability, this solution truly offers a complete, managed user experience.”
For more about the NETGEAR MVBR1210C mobile broadband routers, please visit:http://www.netgear.com/mvbr1210c
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 29,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 36,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR athttp://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
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