NETGEAR's New Mobile Voice Gateway Enables Mobile Operators to Deliver High-Performance 4G LTE Fixed-Line Replacement Services

    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

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --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 (http://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:

  o4G LTE 100Mbps (bands 1,3,7,8,20 or 800/900/1800/2100/2600 Mhz) with
    fallback DCHSPA+ 3G 42Mbps (bands 1, 8)
  oHigh performance 802.11n WiFi
  oPreconfigured WPA/WPA2 and WPS
  oMulti-SSID support
  oUSB 2.0 host port enabling USB ReadySHARE® Storage
  oOptional USB feature: DLNA® and Wireless Printing

More Information
To learn more about the MBVR1517 Mobile Broadband Voice Gateway, see
www.netgear.com/service-provider/products/mobile-broadband/3g-4g-mobile-broadband/MVBR1517.aspx.
For information on other NETGEAR solutions for service providers, please visit
http://netgear.com/service-provider/.

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. NETGEAR is an
ENERGY STAR® partner. 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.

©2013 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo and ReadySHARE are trademarks
and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the
United States and/or other countries. DLNA is a registered trademark of
Digital Living Network Alliance. Other brand names mentioned herein are for
identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective
holder(s). Information is subject to change without notice. All rights
reserved.

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 business and the expected
performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, 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
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without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease of
use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use
requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by
real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain
circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet
threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in
NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and
technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction
of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk
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section entitled "Part II - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 46 through 65, in
the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended
September 30, 2012, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on
November 6, 2012. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any
revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events
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Website: http://www.netgear.com
Contact: Jeff Norris, Weber Shandwick for NETGEAR, +1-408-530-8458,
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