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NETGEAR® and IPWireless Announce Availability of UMTS TD-CDMA Mobile Broadband Router for Operators


Mobile Broadband Router Integrates UMTS TD-CDMA Access with WiFi and Ethernet

Santa Clara, Calif., and San Bruno, Calif., Dec. 12, 2005 -- NETGEAR, Inc., (Nasdaq: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, and IPWireless, the leading developer of UMTS TD-CDMA mobile broadband technology, today announced a jointly developed product available for mobile operators and broadband service providers worldwide. With the new NETGEAR UMTS TD-CDMA Mobile Broadband Router, operators can enhance their service offering by providing an easy way for subscribers to integrate their UMTS TD-CDMA mobile broadband access with Wi-Fi and Ethernet to create mobile, portable, or stationary hotspots.

“IPWireless is a leader in the Mobile Broadband space, and with operators around the world commercially deploying UMTS TD-CDMA, we are pleased to provide a solution that will help them enhance and extend their subscribers’ Mobile Broadband experience,” said Patrick Lo, chairman and chief executive officer, NETGEAR. “Subscribers will enjoy the easy, plug-and-play NETGEAR® UMTS TD-CDMA Mobile Broadband Router for shared broadband access at home, at work, and everywhere in between, even on the move, anywhere within the UMTS TD-CDMA coverage area.”

“We are pleased to add a market leader like NETGEAR to our growing ecosystem of device partners,” said Chris Gilbert, President and CEO of IPWireless. “We will continue to build partnerships that build on the vision of ubiquitous connectivity for subscribers and improve the business case for our operators globally.”

Mobile operators and broadband service providers that have deployed UMTS TD-CDMA networks can now offer the NETGEAR UMTS TD-CDMA Mobile Broadband router to subscribers. The router will support UMTS TD-CDMA networks in any of the available bands.

About the NETGEAR® UMTS TD-CDMA Mobile Broadband Router

* LAN Ports: Four (4) 10/100 Mbps auto-sensing, RJ-45 ports
* Wireless Interfaces: WLAN built-in 802.11g and mobile broadband access with UMTS TD-CDMA
* Security: Firewall: Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) to prevent Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. Intrusion Detection System (IDS) including logging, reporting, and e-mail alerts, web URL content filtering. VPN Functionality: VPN pass-through (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP)
* Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.2 x 8.75 x 6 in. (30 x 224 x 153 mm)

UMTS TD-CDMA, a 3GPP-based technology, is the mobile broadband solution designed for GSM operators. Its high average sector capacity, strong cell edge performance, and low cost per megabit make it an ideal technology for mass market mobile broadband and multimedia networks. UMTS TD-CDMA has emerged as a leading global standard for mobile broadband with commercial deployments in numerous countries around the world including Australia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

About IPWireless
IPWireless develops advanced standards-based mobile broadband and multimedia technology. The company’s UMTS TD-CDMA technology has emerged as a leading global standard for wireless broadband. TD-CDMA allows operators to offer a spectrum of completely mobile, portable, or stationary end-to-end packet-based services with unmatched economics and true broadband performance. TD-CDMA has the highest average sector capacity, the strongest cell edge performance, and the lowest cost per megabit of any standards-based mobile technology available today, and is deployed by leading operators around the world including announced initiatives with T-Mobile, Orange, Sprint Nextel, and PCCW. The IPWireless Partner Program and chipsets allow device manufacturers and infrastructure vendors to very quickly bring innovative new TD-CDMA solutions to market. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at

About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking products 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. NETGEAR is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at or call (408) 907-8000.

©2005 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR and the NETGEAR Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput.


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 mobile broadband router, and 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, including the NETGEAR mobile broadband router, may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of end-users; the performance of NETGEAR’s products may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology, including the mobile broadband router; 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 “Risk Factors Affecting Future Results”, pages 19 through 28, in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended October 2, 2005, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 14, 2005. 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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