3G Solution Combines USB Modem from IPWireless & Wireless Router from NetComm to Deliver Fixed and Mobile Broadband for Homes and Small Offices
San Francisco, CA – October 18 2010 – IPWireless, a leading provider of 3GPP technology for new applications and markets, today announced that it has teamed with NetComm Limited (ASX:NTC), a leading developer and manufacturer of broadband technology, to offer customers a residential broadband solution that enables Internet sharing using a removable 3G USB stick modem and a residential router.
The USB stick modem is powered by IPWireless’ latest generation 3GPP System on Chip delivering high throughput capable of supporting multiple applications. It utilizes built-in features to prioritize data traffic according to application and traffic types to bring a high quality of service to consumers. The USB modem connects to the wide area network with the NetComm residential WiFi router in turn providing both wireless and wired local area connections for Internet sharing for multiple clients. Users are able to take the internet with them by unplugging the USB modem from the NetComm Wireless Router and connecting it directly into a PC or laptop for an always-on mobile experience wherever they are.
“Whether at home, in the office or on the move, consumers expect Internet access and providing a complete solution is a huge challenge for operators,” said David Stewart, Managing Director of NetComm. “NetComm’s Wireless router extends the reach of IPWireless’ high quality USB mobile broadband with the added benefits of home/office Internet sharing. We are extremely pleased to be working with IPWireless and expect the combined solution to be a very popular means of delivering always-on Internet access for consumers, regardless of their location.”
“The benefits of mobile broadband as a means of delivering always-on Internet access are clear,” said Bill Jones, CEO of IPWireless. “Our flexible residential solution not only allows operators to bring broadband to users without fixed line access – such as those in rural areas – but also enables Internet sharing in home and small office environments. We anticipate that this solution will be highly sought after as a way of providing Internet access in underserved areas.”
IPWireless is a pioneer in developing and designing 3G and 4G wireless broadband and broadcast solutions, including chipsets, devices and complete network infrastructure solutions, based on 3GPP, the world’s preeminent mobile standard. The company’s high performance mobile broadband and integrated mobile broadcast (IMB) solutions enable mobile operators, consumer electronics companies, as well as government, public safety and military agencies to deliver a new generation of wireless services and develop compelling new applications using untapped global spectrum bands. The company’s mobile broadband and IMB solutions have been deployed by some of the world’s largest mobile operators, and government agencies including T-Mobile, Orange, New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) and more. In Q2 2010, IPWireless and Sony announced an initiative to jointly develop 4G and beyond wireless technologies.
IPWireless is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and operates a technology development center in Chippenham, UK. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.ipwireless.com
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 further information about NetComm Limited please visit www.netcommlimited.com
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