3G Mobile Technology Collaboration From NETGEAR And Ericsson

NETGEAR, Inc., a worldwide
provider of technologically innovative, branded networking solutions,
today announced a technology collaboration with 3G infrastructure leader
Ericsson resulting in the launch of the new NETGEAR MBRN3300E
3G Mobile Broadband Router with internal 3G radio, available now.
Ericsson contributes its leadership in 3G mobile networks, while NETGEAR
contributes world-class expertise in routing, firewalls, wireless and
IP networks. NETGEAR will showcase the MBRN3300E in the Ericsson
pavilion, Hall 6, during the GSMA Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona February

"We are thrilled to cooperate with Ericsson, the global leader in 3G
mobile broadband network technology," said Michael
, vice president and general manager of the NETGEAR Service
Provider Business Unit. "This collaboration furthers our position with
mobile operators, and the resulting mobile platform can be migrated to
higher speeds and enabled with added features going forward. It is a
clear win-win partnership."

Mats Norin, vice president of Mobile
Broadband Modules at Ericsson, added, "Mobile broadband connectivity
over HSPA in routers opens up new opportunities in yet-untapped home,
SOHO and semi-nomadic user scenarios. We are excited to deliver mobile
broadband connectivity to a new segment, home network routers for

Now available, the MBRN3300E Mobile Broadband Router combines a 3G
WAN with 802.11n wireless and Ethernet LAN. As evidence of its
industry-leading features, this Mobile Router sports 270 Mbps on the
wireless LAN side and a full-featured firewall. Utilizing the Ericsson
3G mobile broadband technology, the MBRN3300E offers cost-efficient
Internet access for home and business users and is ideal for:

  • locations that lack wired infrastructure;
  • as
    an alternative to DOCSIS, DSL or Fiber to the Home (FTTH); and
  • Internet
    access from trains, buses, automobiles, RVs or boats.


Mobile network connections for routers are becoming increasing
popular in many countries as a backup for or alternative to wired
broadband. 3G mobile networks already offer speeds close to, or even
exceeding, wired options. Mobile networks also offer service in
locations where there are no high-speed wired Internet connections
available or alternatives are far too expensive. Ericsson and NETGEAR
together are expanding the market for mobile networks into untapped
applications and are helping mobile operators generate higher revenues
as their customers realize more reasons to use 3G networks for data and
downloadable mobile entertainment.

A Unique Combination of Features

This new NETGEAR mobile broadband router offers many unique features
not previously able to be delivered in a single device, including:

  • Live Parental Controls and content filtering
  • Stateful
    Packet Inspection (SPI), VPN pass-through and Denial of Service
  • Guest networks (multiple SSID) capability to enable
    customers to set up multiple wireless networks within a home or small
    business. (This is especially useful for setting up a dedicated network
    for guests to give them access to the Internet but not other resources
    and files on the network.)
  • Automatic Quality of Service (QoS)
    for reliable video, voice and gaming
  • A broadband usage meter to
    ensure accurate measurement of download Internet traffic with customized
    alerts when close to the monthly bandwidth threshold to help avoid
    excess usage charges
  • Push ‘N’ Connect with industry standard
    Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) for securely connecting devices at the
    touch of a button
  • On/off switches for power and 3G / Wi-Fi to
    help customers conserve energy
  • Optional car power charger and a
    battery pack for complete mobile usage


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