NETGEAR’S NEW MOBILE VOICE GATEWAY ENABLES MOBILE OPERATORS TO DELIVER HIGH-PERFORMANCE 4G LTE FIXED-LINE REPLACEMENT SERVICES
The MVBR1517 combines super-fast 4G LTE data, Voice over LTE and WiFi capabilities, giving end-users all-in-one access from anywhere
SAN JOSE — February 19, 2013 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced that it will launch the MVBR1517 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Voice Gateway at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. NETGEAR will demonstrate its solutions for mobile operators February 25-28 in Hall 5, Stand 5102.
Designed to support multiple FDD/TD-LTE band variants, the MVBR1517 is an LTE voice gateway that provides telephone services, WiFi and firewall security over a built-in 4G LTE modem.
By easily installing a MVBR1517 gateway anywhere in a home or business, residential and business end-users get both telephony service and instant, reliable and secure internet access over WiFi or wired Ethernet for all of their connected devices.
The MVBR1517 provides mobile operators with a competitive solution to displace legacy fixed line services. The integrated telephony ports on the MVBR1517 provide carrier-class voice services to attached analogue or DECT phones creating a complete fixed-line replacement service, especially helpful in areas where coverage from broadband services such as DSL and cable may be poor or non-existent. The built-in firewall along with wireless encryption offers added security and peace of mind to mobile operators’ customers, who know their devices are protected from outside cyber-attacks. Additionally, as 4G LTE evolves, the MVBR1517 will help deliver services with higher bandwidth, lower latency and lower cost per gigabit of data.
“4G LTE has quickly become the industry standard amongst mobile operators, and is the mobile technology that is being adopted at the fastest rate. With the adoption of 4G LTE, mobile operators are able to experience network efficiencies with higher speeds, helping them to meet the continuing speed and bandwidth demands from customers and device manufacturers,” said Julien Blin, directing analyst for consumer electronics and mobile broadband at Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com). “4G LTE’s ability to act as a primary or back-up solution to wired services also offers mobile operators cost benefits when compared to 3G technology. The need for quality mobile broadband gateways with voice capabilities is only increasing.”
“The MVBR1517 is the culmination of the experience NETGEAR has attained from delivering mobile broadband platforms over the past years,” said Michael Clegg, senior vice president and general manager for Service Provider Business at NETGEAR. “Simplicity and ease-of-use are at the core of the MVBR1517’s user experience and design, yet it’s flexible enough to meet the needs and rigorous quality demands of mobile operators.”
Key Features of the MBVR1517 Mobile Broadband Voice Gateway include:
- 4G LTE 100Mbps (bands 1,3,7,8,20 or 800/900/1800/2100/2600 Mhz) with fallback DCHSPA+ 3G 42Mbps (bands 1, 8)
- High performance 802.11n WiFi
- Preconfigured WPA/WPA2 and WPS
- Multi-SSID support
- USB 2.0 host port enabling USB ReadySHARE® Storage
- Optional USB feature: DLNA® and Wireless Printing
To learn more about the MBVR1517 Mobile Broadband Voice Gateway, see http://www.netgear.com/service-providers/products/mobile/lte-gateways/mbr1517.aspx. For information on other NETGEAR solutions for service providers, please visit http://netgear.com/service-providers/.
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 25,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 40,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
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