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NETGEAR to supply broadband Internet hardware for Optus home and small business customers

  • 18 June, 2007 11:01

<p>NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) has secured a significant partnership with Optus to deliver wireless connectivity to the telco’s home and small business broadband customers.</p>
<p>NETGEAR will supply cable and ADSL wireless gateways and wireless USB adaptors to deliver high-speed Internet to Optus customers Australia-wide.</p>
<p>This is the most significant partnership NETGEAR Australia’s recently formed Service Provider Business Unit has undertaken. This success follows on from the partnerships NETGEAR has established in Europe and the United States. NETGEAR’s success was based on its ability to provide customisation to the CPE to meet Optus’ technical and marketing requirements.</p>
<p>Optus Acting Managing Director of Products and Delivery, Henry Calvert, said: “The key drivers in our decision to partner with NETGEAR were the quality, future proofing and remote management capabilities of NETGEAR’s products.</p>
<p>“NETGEAR’s expertise in both cable and wireless Internet solutions meant we were able to select one vendor to supply both platforms and were confident our customers would benefit from the easy installation of NETGEAR’s products.”</p>
<p>NETGEAR’s Australian country manager, Ryan Parker, explained, “NETGEAR has been working with Optus for some time to formulate tailored cable and wireless platforms which will give customers consistently easy to set-up, fast and secure Internet access.</p>
<p>“Service providers have particular business requirements and we’ve focused NETGEAR’s existing expertise and resources into building the Service Provider Business Unit to better meet the needs of our partners and their customers.”</p>
<p>The ADSL bundled offering is available to Optus broadband customers now, while the cable offering will be available from early July.</p>
<p>About NETGEAR</p>
<p>NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of businesses and home users. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, NETGEAR’s suite of approximately 100 products enables users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. For more information, visit the company's website at www.netgear.com.au or call 02 8448 2072.</p>
<p>NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo are registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved</p>
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<p>This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, the expected performance characteristics, specifications, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses and market position of NETGEAR, Inc. and its products and technology are forward-looking statements. Other forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, “believe”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “intend”, “estimate”, “continue”, or similar expressions. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include, without limitation, the price and performance requirements of our customers, demand for our products, potential delays in development or certification of our products and other risks detailed in our periodic reports and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. NETGEAR does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.</p>

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