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NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, announced today that it has teamed up with Global Wireless Technologies (GWT) (www.globalwirelesstech.com), a global organization specializing in relay and small cell technology for 3G and 4G LTE. GWT will bolster NETGEAR's mobile broadband capabilities with the addition of enhanced relay and small cell technologies, enabling service providers to offer robust solutions to customers that rely on mobile broadband for voice and data services. NETGEAR will be showcasing its solutions for mobile operators in Hall 5, Stand 5102 of the Mobile World Congress trade show taking place February 25-28 in Barcelona, Spain.
"Mobile broadband will continue to grow; 4G and LTE solutions whether VoLTE, cloud, or otherwise are critical technologies for service providers and their customers, and it will be vital to deliver highly integrated and cost-effective solutions," said Richard Webb, wireless analyst at Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com/).
As the 4G LTE industry advances, so will the challenge of eliminating areas of shallow coverage. Mobile relays provide a simplified solution to coverage problems by using technology that boosts 3G/4G coverage and capacity. NETGEAR and GWT's highly competitive design avoids noise degradation to macro networks while increasing throughput and coverage. GWT's tiered approach provides home, small business and enterprise markets with a uniquely scalable and elegant relay solution than those currently available. NETGEAR's product platform with GWT's disruptive relay technology will create easy-to-install, reliable solutions with best-in-class performance that will improve mobile coverage for service providers' customers.
"Service providers have a challenge and an opportunity to provide their customers with better solutions that meet their usage needs. With NETGEAR and GWT's collaborative efforts, service providers will be able to offer their customers better, more reliable mobile broadband coverage and capacity than ever before. We're excited to team up with GWT and look forward to the roll out of enhanced solutions in 2013," said Robert Mackinnon, NETGEAR product line manager for mobile broadband.
"We are pleased to be working with NETGEAR to develop products that successfully address the technology challenges posed by the rapid migration to 4G LTE. NETGEAR's broad product portfolio, customer base, world class development and logistics capabilities will enable accelerated market adoption of GWT's disruptive relay technology," said David Gross, director of product marketing for Global Wireless Technology. "The offerings that arise from GWT and NETGEAR's combined endeavors will result in enhanced 4G LTE coverage."