NETGEAR Unveils New Slate of High-Performance Home Gateways for Broadband Service Providers


Expanded Portfolio of High Performance Gateways Deliver DSL, Cable and Gigabit Ethernet Access for Innovative New Residential and Small Business Services

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 -- At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opening today, NETGEAR(R), Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically innovative, branded networking solutions, announced an augmented portfolio of new home gateways designed to enable service providers of all kinds to deliver new revenue-generating services. Building on NETGEAR's expertise in home networking, this new portfolio includes high-performance gateways for DSL, cable broadband, fiber and broadband wireless access networks that are easy for customers to install and the operator to support. Each gateway combines ease-of-use with high performance to support converged multimedia services and enable broadband consumers to use video, download large files, and support their VoIP phone systems with converged applications for the ultimate in home networking. NETGEAR will exhibit its new products this week in booth 30769 in the South Hall 3 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. (See press release, "NETGEAR Delivers the Connected Lifestyle at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show.")

"Today's broadband service providers know that their customers need devices that will enable them to use everything Web 2.0 has to offer. Furthermore, NETGEAR's new gateways easily integrate with customer devices and service provider networks to deliver real-time services that are high quality, reliable, and easy to set up and support," stated Michael Clegg, vice president of NETGEAR's service provider business unit. "Our expanded portfolio of products augments their service offerings by enabling the end-user to distribute their digital content throughout their home network easily and securely. What's more, the ease-of-use and manageability gives broadband service providers the ability to streamline their support costs."

Whether a service provider is deploying advanced DSL services, broadband cable networks, mobile broadband or fiber-to-the-home, NETGEAR has innovative, high-performance solutions that help the operator to gain market share quickly with reduced costs. With today's slate of new gateways and routers, service providers are positioned to deliver converged and integrated applications well beyond today's independent quadruple-play of services. With the capacity, QoS performance and multiple service features of NETGEAR's new gateways, service providers can capture multiple customers with every service they sell. This portfolio includes:

CGD34NT DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Data Gateway with 802.11n Wireless

A step up to DOCSIS(R) 3.0, this gateway incorporates 802.11n WiFi, QoS and Gigabit Ethernet, and is also available in EuroDOCSIS(TM) 3.0.

DVG631G and DVG834G Families of ADSL2+ Voice/Data Gateways

These closely related families of 802.11g wireless voice and data gateways are targeted at the ADSL2+ market. They enable service providers to roll out voice over their broadband service, conserving cable pairs and central office switch ports. The entry-level DVG631G family targets emerging markets while the DVG834G family is for ISPs and telcos serving multiple computer households or who are retiring their aging analog switching platforms.

WNMR834 Wireless-N MoCA Router

This wireless-N MoCA router delivers data and real-time multimedia content like HD video or VoIP within a home and enables large amounts of bandwidth to reach every coax outlet in the house. In addition to higher data throughput, the WNMR834 also supports low-latency and embedded QoS, delivering the best possible streaming IP video. With wireless-N, it extends the possibilities of customers' wireless home networks by providing wireless speeds of up to 300 Mbps. It integrates with the NETGEAR Coax-Ethernet Adapter Kit (MCAB1001), which turns existing in-home cable TV outlets into Fast Ethernet outlets for HD video streaming and online gaming applications.

VVG834 and VVG934 Families of VDSL2 Voice Data Gateways

The VVG families offer similar functionality to the DVG families for service providers deploying VDSL/PON networks. Either with or without 802.11n wireless connectivity, these gateway/routers combine a VDSL2 modem fully backwards compatible with ADSL2+, router, Ethernet switch, SPI double firewall, DECT and VoIP. They both feature real-time QoS and high-speed 802.11n WiFi; the VVG834 offers Gigabit Ethernet LAN.

EVG834N Series -- Gigabit Ethernet Voice Data Gateway

A high-performance Gigabit Ethernet gateway designed for FTTC, FTTH and VDSL deployments, this Gigabit Ethernet WAN wireless gateway delivers the maximum in performance, power and flexibility to customers. Six products in one, it combines a Gigabit Ethernet WAN, router, LAN switch, 802.11n access point with NETGEAR Push 'N Connect WiFi Protected Setup (WPS), SPI double firewall, DECT and VoIP.

Bonded ADSL Firmware Option for the DG834N ADSL2+ Wireless-N Data Gateway

This software solution bonds multiple ADSL lines using two or more gateways to deliver the aggregated capacity of all the lines connected. The service is managed by Sharedband Bonding Servers at a hosting center.

NETGEAR's service provider customers can view other new home router and gateway products announced at the Consumer Electronics Show. (See press release, "NETGEAR Launches New Series of Versatile Wireless Routers Designed to Meet Needs of Prosumers, Media Enthusiasts and People On-The-Go.") NETGEAR has a complete portfolio of interoperable residential and SMB Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), enabling service providers to control the deployment and operation of new services that increase revenues while reducing installation complexity and follow-up customer support. More information on NETGEAR's CPE offerings for broadband service providers can be found at: (http://netgear.com/Solutions/BroadbandServiceProviders.aspx).

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) designs innovative, branded technology solutions that address the specific networking, storage, and security needs of small- to medium-sized businesses and home users. The company offers an end-to-end networking product portfolio to enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, multimedia content, and applications among multiple computers and other Internet-enabled devices. 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 over 29,000 retail locations around the globe, and via more than 41,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR(R) partner. More information is available by visiting www.netgear.com or calling (408) 907-8000.

(C) 2009 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. DOCSIS and EuroDOCSIS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

Note: 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.

CONTACT: Lisa Hawes of Sterling Communications, +1-408-884-5155, lhawes@sterlingpr.com, for NETGEAR, Inc.

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