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NETGEAR 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Now Available in the UK Through O2’s New 4G Network

  NETGEAR 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Now Available in the UK Through O2’s New 4G
  Network

NETGEAR AirCard 762S Mobile Hotspot is ideal for mobile workers, small offices
and telecommuters to connect up to 10 WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously to
O2’s lightning-fast 4G network in under a minute

Business Wire

LONDON & SAN JOSE, Calif. -- September 30, 2013

O2, the commercial brand for Telefónica UK  (NYSE: TEF) (LSE: TDE)
(http://o2.com/), and NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com) have
teamed up to launch the NETGEAR AirCard® 762S mobile hotspot as part of the O2
Mobile WiFi (Pop Up Office) offering for the new O2 4G network, the fastest
growing 4G network in the UK (www.o2.co.uk/4g). This is the first dedicated
mobile hotspot device available for business customers on the O2 4G network
and the first European launch for the AirCard 762S under the NETGEAR brand.

The NETGEAR AirCard 762S Mobile Hotspot on the O2's 4G Network (Photo:
Business Wire)

The NETGEAR AirCard 762S Mobile Hotspot on the O2's 4G Network (Photo:
Business Wire)

O2’s Pop Up Office proposition allows small business to create their own
portable 4G mobile hotspot instantly. The solution allows those with a variety
of devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones) to hook up to a 4G connection when
they’re out and about.

“The NETGEAR AirCard 762S is the first mobile hotspot we’re offering to our
business customers, as it’s easy to set up and high performing,” said Paul
Lawton, general manager of SMB at O2. “It makes up a crucial part of our ‘Pop
Up Office’ proposition, as we believe that giving small businesses the
opportunity to be connected at all times, particularly in non-fixed locations,
will revolutionize the way some small businesses are able to work. They are no
longer bound to the office, and can essentially pop up their business and be
connected wherever they need to be.”

Next-generation office applications and services powered by 4G enable O2
business customers to be more collaborative, more efficient and more
productive, as 4G networks provide faster data speeds (up to five times faster
than 3G*) and a more seamless mobile experience. O2 switched on its 4G network
in London, Leeds and Bradford on August 29th, with a rollout plan to have 4G
available in a total of 13 cities by the end of the year.

IT managers and CIOs love the NETGEAR AirCard 762S Mobile Hotspot as it
reduces the time and money required to test, deploy, and support mobile
broadband. The AirCard 762S is a high performance 3G and 4G mobile hotspot
device that supports up to 10 simultaneous Wi-Fi connections, providing ample
support for small offices, telecommuters, or a work team carrying multiple
connected devices into the field or on a road trip. In under a minute,
laptops, tablets and digital cameras can connect on-the-go to the built-in
802.11n wireless access point, which offers up to six hours of battery life
while in steady use. Supporting download speeds up to 100 Mbps** and upload
speeds up to 50 Mbps**, the NETGEAR AirCard 762S enables a noticeably smoother
experience with data-heavy applications such as cloud computing and HD video
streaming.

“We are honored that O2 has selected the NETGEAR AirCard 762S as the first
mobile hotspot for business customers of the new O2 4G service,” said Michael
Clegg, senior vice president and general manager for Service Provider Business
at NETGEAR. “We’re confident that it will make it faster and easier for mobile
workers to connect and share the O2 4G connections, accelerating their
productivity while minimizing the support needed from their IT managers for
compatibility testing, installation and management.”

Setup of the NETGEAR AirCard 762S is accomplished in under a minute as there’s
no software to install, and additional devices can be securely added with the
push of a button. The LCD screen displays real-time information for monitoring
the connected WiFi devices, battery life, network name, password, data usage,
and more. The free NETGEAR AirCard App for iOS and Android™ tablets and
smartphones also enables convenient and remote management.

Pricing and Availability

The NETGEAR AirCard 762S Mobile Hotspot is available now through all O2
channels. The monthly fee for the device is available free on 24-month
contracts with data plans available starting at £14.17 a month.

More Information

Learn more about NETGEAR AirCard 762S Mobile Hotspot at:
http://www.netgear.com/service-provider/products/mobile-broadband/mobile-hotspots/762S.aspx
or http://businessshop.o2.co.uk/O2BusinessShopMobileDataLanding?md=MobileWifi.
Find out more details on the free NETGEAR AirCard App for iOS and Android
devices:
http://www.netgear.com/service-provider/products/mobile-broadband/AirCard_App.aspx.
For more information on O2 4G, please visit: www.o2.co.uk/4g.

About O2

O2 is the commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited and is a leading digital
communications company. With over 23 million customers, O2 runs 2G, 3G and 4G
networks in the UK. As well as operating O2 Wifi and owning half of Tesco
Mobile, O2 has over 450 retail stores and sponsors The O2, O2 Academy venues
and the England rugby team. Read more about O2 at www.o2.co.uk/news.

Telefónica UK Limited is part of Telefónica Europe plc (a business division of
Telefónica SA), which uses O2 as its commercial brand in the UK, Slovakia,
Germany and the Czech Republic.

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,
mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. 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 45,000 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 AirCard are trademarks
and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the
United States and/or other countries. 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.

*4G speed detail is based on Ofcom’s assessment, which can be found at:
consumers.ofcom.org.uk/what-is-4g

**Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11
specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary.
Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network
traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower
actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or
implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with
any future standards.

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
the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current
expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including,
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
factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the
Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any
forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances
after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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Contact:

O2 Press Office contacts
+44 (0)1753 565656
pressoffice@o2.com
or
NETGEAR U.S. Media Contact:
Weber Shandwick for NETGEAR
Jennifer Kelly, 415-262-5935
jkelly@webershandwick.com
U.S. Sales Inquiries, 408-907-8000
sales@netgear.com
U.S. Customer Inquiries, 888-NETGEAR
 
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