3 Deploys NETGEAR Mobile Routers To Deliver Broadband To Rural Areas In Sweden
The NETGEAR MBR1310 Delivers Speeds Up to 32 MBPS - Outperforms Wired
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, announced today that 3Sweden ("3"), a leading mobile operator, has selected the NETGEAR MBR1310 Mobile Broadband Router for deployment to customers on its award winning high speed 3G network in Sweden. 3Sweden can now grow its customer base by delivering superior mobile broadband service to rural families and eliminate the need for fixed broadband.
The NETGEAR MBR1310 offers broadband Internet access at speeds up to 32 Mbps downstream by 4.6 Mbps upstream in the 3 network. The NETGEAR MBR1310 provides connectivity via a 4 port LAN, 2 USB ports and 802.11n WiFi up to 300 Mbps. It is also able to provide a resilient service via a secondary Ethernet WAN port when needed.
"After winning 'Best 3G Data Network' in Sweden from Mobil Magazine for the fifth year in a row, we were quite confident we were ready to target the fixed broadband market," said Deputy CEO and Sales Director Nicholas Hogberg at 3. "To be able to provide our customers speeds up to 32 Mbps we needed a great product. We found that in the NETGEAR MBR1310. NETGEAR is known for its superior performance and our two brands combined create an attractive offer to the end customer."
"Mobile Broadband access continues to make rapid strides worldwide while providing a clear alternative choice from wired broadband access. Our latest Mobile Broadband Routers continue to play a key role by making it easy to take advantage of enhanced services," said Michael Clegg, SVP and GM, Service Provider Business Unit. "We applaud the leadership that 3 has shown in its high speed 3G network deployment, and are honored to be partnering with them in this leading edge roll out."
Pricing and Availability
3 offers a 24-month subscription at a cost of 249 Swedish Kroner (euro 28) per month. The subscription includes a NETGEAR MBR1310 Mobile Broadband Router, which has an integrated mobile broadband modem.
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 29,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 36,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
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