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NETGEAR Powers World’s First Commercially Deployed 802.11ac DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Gateway Launch for Telstra

NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to service providers, consumers, and businesses, and Telstra (ASX:TLS), Australia’s largest telecommunications company (www.telstra.com.au), have deployed the NETGEAR DOCSIS® 3.0 AC1900 Cable Data Gateway (C6300BD) for the new Telstra Gateway Max™. This is the world’s first commercial deployment of a cable gateway that provides customers up to three times faster WiFi speeds on their home networks. The new Telstra Gateway Max™ service achieves this leadership performance by combining powerful DOCSIS 3.0 capabilities with next-generation dual-band AC1900 WiFi (600+1300 Mbps*).

The NETGEAR DOCSIS® 3.0 AC1900 Cable Data Gateway (C6300BD) (Photo: Business Wire)

The NETGEAR DOCSIS® 3.0 AC1900 Cable Data Gateway (C6300BD) (Photo: Business Wire)

The C6300BD offers Telstra Gateway Max customers faster WiFi speeds to devices connected to their home network, including smartphones and tablets, as well as their wired devices such as gaming systems. Instead of broadcasting a WiFi signal to a wide area, NETGEAR’s Beamforming+ technology focuses the router’s WiFi signal directly to each device, thus creating a stronger, faster and more reliable wireless connection. This provides Telstra customers faster WiFi connections in and around their home. NETGEAR’s technology also includes implicit Beamforming, which enables the technology to be supported on older devices that don’t have Beamforming capabilities built in.

“Service providers are adopting new strategies to deliver products that meet customer needs for speedy and reliable in-home coverage,” said Sridhar Gollapudi, vice president of product marketing for the NETGEAR Service Provider Business Unit. “To meet that goal, NETGEAR is pleased to team with Telstra to offer the first 802.11ac 1900 Mbps cable gateway available in the world. The C6300BD puts Telstra customers in the WiFi fast lane and lets them do more with the connected devices in their home.”

The C6300BD utilizes high power amplifiers and an advanced antennae design to offer superior extended WiFi coverage. An integrated 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and USB 2.0 ports provide enhanced data networking capabilities. In addition to multi-channel DOCSIS 3.0 bonding, the NETGEAR C6300BD has an additional Gigabit Ethernet WAN connectivity port for flexible WAN connectivity options.

“With more customers relying on WiFi to connect up portable devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets to the internet, WiFi quality has never been so important,” said Telstra Director of Connected Home, Alan Crouch. “The world’s first Telstra Gateway Max puts our customers at the forefront of in-home WiFi technology and gives improved broadband reach and quality throughout the home with the introduction of the latest ‘AC’ WiFi standard and ultra-fast 1900 Mbps WiFi speeds. These gateways are the first in a range that will be compatible with the Telstra WiFi Network. If you have one of these new gateways you'll be able to update the software next year to join the Telstra WiFi community.”

The C6300BD offers easy one-step, secure installation at the push-of-a-button with Push 'N' Connect and WPS. The advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features enable subscribers to experience smoother streaming of HD videos, movies and music; more responsive online gaming; and faster file downloads, with the best wireless coverage possible today.

More Information

Find the NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 AC1900 Cable Data Gateway (C6300B) online at: http://www.netgear.com/service-providers/products/cable/gateways/c6300bd

For more information on the gateway visit Telstra.com/getwifi.

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 49,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 39,000 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.

©2014 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Telstra Max is a trademark of Telstra Corporation Limited. DOCSIS is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. 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.

* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC1900 equals 600 Mbps @2.4GHz 802.11n + 1300 Mbps @5GHz 802.11ac. Up to 1300 Mbps wireless speeds achievable when connecting to other 802.11ac devices. 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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