NETGEAR Wideband Modem Receives DOCSIS 3.0 Certification from CableLabs
High-Speed, Versatile DOCSIS 3.0-Compliant CMD31T Cable Modem Joins Portfolio of NETGEAR Products Meeting CableLabs Specifications
SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 2008 – NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) today announced that its CMD31T Cable Modem received DOCSIS® 3.0 certification in CableLabs®’ Certification Wave 60. DOCSIS 3.0 specifies support for at least four downstream and four upstream channels. The resulting data rates of up to 160 Mbps downstream and 120 Mbps upstream enable cable operators to provide optimum Internet service and the most advanced offerings available to residential and small to medium-sized business customers.
“This Certification is a significant milestone for NETGEAR and its cable customers,” said David James, director of product management for NETGEAR. “This follows several years of effort on the part of NETGEAR, cable operators and our key technology suppliers to move broadband data to new performance heights. We’re thrilled to now provide the DOCSIS 3.0-certified CMD31T to our cable operator customers worldwide, as it offers strategic performance advantage in the face of telco and ISP competition.”
NETGEAR’s DOCSIS 3.0-certified CMD31T Cable Modem enables service providers to offer unprecedented speeds on a Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) broadband network. The cost-effective wideband modem bonds four channels in each direction to deliver usable downstream data rates of up to four times that of DOCSIS 2.0 technology. Such speeds enable MSOs to offer a compelling alternative to ADSL2+, VDSL and fiber deployments.
The dynamic CMD31T modem is future-proof with Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and is also backwards compatible with DOCSIS 2.0, DOCSIS 1.1 and DOCSIS 1.0. The CMD31T supports remote management and provisioning, simple plug-in installation, and post-installation manageability with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). It offers both a USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet port so users can take full advantage of their high-speed WAN connections.
David James continued, “DOCSIS 3.0 marks the beginning of a new era for cable data services, as affordable channel bonding will enable new real-time and narrowcast applications to emerge. With NETGEAR’s flexible product architecture and the CMD31T modem, we’re confident our customers will soon deploy new services and applications that can only be delivered via the high performance of DOCSIS 3.0.”
NETGEAR’s DOCSIS 3.0-certified CMD31T Cable Modem joins a growing portfolio of CableLabs-Certified® NETGEAR products that enable cable operators to continue offering advanced home networking services subscribers. More information on NETGEAR’s products can be found at: http://www.netgear.com.
©2008 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. CableLabs, DOCSIS, and CableLabs Certified are 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. 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.
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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 expected performance characteristics, specifications, 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; 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 28 through 39, in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 29, 2008, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 8, 2008. 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.
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