February 14 2011 (Sydney): NetComm Limited (ASX: NTC) has collaborated with Sierra Wireless, a global leader in wireless solutions for mobile broadband applications, to develop the NetComm Liberty™ Series LTE WiFi Router which is set to revolutionize mobile broadband speeds and coverage on emerging Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks worldwide. The capabilities of NetComm’s new LTE WiFi Router will be displayed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona from the 14th – 17th February, 2011.
NetComm is prepared for the immediate deployment of ground-breaking LTE technology which is expected to exceed current ADSL and cable speeds with broadband delivery rates of up to 100Mbps download and 50Mbps upload. The NetComm Liberty™ Series LTE WiFi Router has the capability to connect users from anywhere within their Internet service provider's coverage area; thereby offering major benefits to those reliant on bandwidth intensive applications, and to people living or working in areas which are not serviced by ADSL, cable or fibre.
NetComm developed the world’s first 42Mbps HSPA (DC-HSPA+) router last October prior to the global rollout of 42Mbps HSPA+ networks worldwide. Today 180 network operators in 70 countries are committed to the development of sizeable LTE networks and although many projects are in their infancy, the NetComm Liberty™ Series LTE WiFi Router was developed ahead of these network commitments to ensure the rapid delivery of innovative LTE technologies to market.
"The consumer broadband experience will be transformed by the shift to LTE and while we look forward to releasing this technology when network upgrades permit, we remain focused on supplying our telecommunications partners with advanced carrier specific 42Mbps and 21Mbps with voice HSPA products in line with the evolution of their networks," says NetComm’s managing director, David Stewart.
"Since most network operators are still in the early stages of building large-scale LTE networks, we are pleased to be providing NetComm with multi-mode capabilities across multiple frequency bands to connect with previous-generation 2G and 3G networks, for situations where LTE service is unavailable," says Didier Dutronc, Sierra Wireless senior vice president and general manager, M2M Embedded Solutions.
NetComm are currently working with carriers to test the NetComm Liberty™ Series LTE WiFi Router on trial LTE networks.
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About NetComm Limited
NetComm Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer and manufacturer of broadband technology. With 27 years experience, NetComm develop a wide range of broadband products to facilitate worldwide networks. Its products are uniquely customized for each carrier requirement and designed to deliver reliable communications for consumer, business and industrial applications. With particular expertise in 3G/HSPA technologies, NetComm engineer world first 3G products that support evolving networks and deliver quality data communication products. For more information, visit http://www.netcommlimited.com
About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR – TSX: SW) offers industry-leading mobile computing and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications products and solutions that connect people, devices, and applications over cellular networks. Wireless service providers, equipment manufacturers, enterprises and government organizations around the world depend on us for reliable wireless technology. We offer 2G, 3G and 4G wireless modems, routers and gateways as well as a comprehensive suite of software, tools, and services that ensure our customers can successfully bring wireless applications to market. For more information about Sierra Wireless, visit www.sierrawireless.com.
"AirPrime" and "Open AT" are trademarks of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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