Netgear announces MBRN3300E 3G Mobile Broadband Router with Ericsson modem2010.02.09 11:46 by Philip
Keywords: Netgear, Ericsson, 3G, 802.11n, router, MBRN3300
NETGEAR®, Inc., in colaboration with Ericsson®, announced a new MBRN3300E 3G Wireless Router today.
The router features an internal 3G radio, and will be showcased in the Ericsson pavilion, Hall 6, during the GSMA Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona February 15-18.
"We are thrilled to cooperate with Ericsson, the global leader in 3G mobile broadband network technology," said Michael Clegg, vice president and general manager of the NETGEAR Service Provider Business Unit. "This collaboration furthers our position with mobile operators, and the resulting mobile platform can be migrated to higher speeds and enabled with added features going forward. It is a clear win-win partnership."
Mats Norin, vice president of Mobile Broadband Modules at Ericsson, added, "Mobile broadband connectivity over HSPA in routers opens up new opportunities in yet-untapped home, SOHO and semi-nomadic user scenarios. We are excited to deliver mobile broadband connectivity to a new segment, home network routers for NETGEAR."
Now available, the MBRN3300 Mobile Broadband Router combines a 3G WAN with 802.11n wireless and Ethernet LAN. It sports 270 Mbps on the wireless LAN side and a full-featured firewall, utilizing the Ericsson 3G mobile broadband technology.
Although not as portable as a traditional 3G mobile broadband dongle, Netgear believes its 3G router will appeal to "semi-nomadic users" who will be able to plug-in and use the device wherever 3G coverage is available. The added functionality of the MBRN3300E 3G router will expand "the market for mobile networks into untapped applications", said the company in a statement.
Read the full Netgear press release -here-
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