NetComm Limited has announced it will showcase the design of its prototype 21Mbps HSPA+ wireless router (3G21W) during the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 2009.

NetComm Limited, Australias leading developer and supplier of high performance broadband communications devices, today announced it will showcase the design of its prototype 21Mbps HSPA+ wireless router (3G21W) during the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 2009.

Under development for the imminent roll out of 21Mbps networks throughout the world, when launched, it will be the first embedded router of its kind to operate at 21Mbps using the HSPA+ (Evolved High Speed Packet Access) standard, as well as being a fully-functioning 11n wireless router with four Ethernet ports.

With this capability, the 3G21W will finally enable the true potential of this new mobile network standard, offering possible data speeds equivalent to those of conventional ADSL2+ connections. For carriers currently offering or planning mobile broadband delivery via a 21Mbps network, routers such as the new NetComm device will open the way for maximizing the customer experience.

The NetComm 3G21W router is being designed around a powerful Sierra Wireless HSPA+ module capable of delivering 21Mbps speeds along with reliable and high quality mobile broadband performance. The combination of high bandwidth and low latency provided by 21Mbps HSPA+ will be  targeted by the 3G21W, with the intention of facilitating high performance VPN pass-through connectivity.

"Carriers that are investing in the 21Mbps network are relying on devices that will keep them ahead of the rest and deliver the best possible speeds," says NetComms Managing Director, David Stewart.

"The development of the 3G21W demonstrates NetComms leadership in this technology and we are committed to delivering the best possible solutions to carriers and their customers," Mr Stewart said.

NetComms Commercial Director, Robert Linsdell says that the new device will enable carriers to offer their customers ADSL2+ speeds over their mobile networks.

Business users, people in rural areas and those who require mobility in their service will all benefit from the capabilities of this router to access 21Mbps networks. The phenomenal wireless upload speed will pave the way for bandwidth thirsty Internet services never before considered possible on a wireless broadband connection Mr Linsdell said.

NetComm will be exhibiting the prototype 3G21W at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 16th 19th February 2009 (stand 2C122).

The device is scheduled for commercial release later in 2009. 

For more information, please contact:
Robert Linsdell
Commercial Director
NetComm Limited
+61 424 147 714