Sprint’s First Router to Bring Sprint Spark to Business Customers: NETGEAR LTE Gateway 6100D

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., and SAN JOSE, Calif. – Feb. 21, 2014 – Are you looking for the perfect solution to back up primary Internet service or to replace primary Internet service in your office or at home?

Today, Sprint (NYSE:S) and NETGEAR® Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) announced the Feb. 21 availability of the NETGEAR® LTE Gateway 6100D, a fixed wireless router designed to bring high data bandwidth and 24/7 connectivity to fit any business or consumer need. For the first time, Sprint and NETGEAR have combined LTE wireless broadband with 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet to deliver easy-to-install wireless connectivity and reliable broadband in a single compact solution.

The NETGEAR LTE Gateway 6100D (LG6100D) is equipped with an embedded 3G/4G LTE modem to take full advantage of the Sprint Spark enhanced LTE network and is perfect for business customers. The new Sprint Spark network is poised to reinvent the modern workplace and enable mobile employees to be more efficient and productive than ever. Customers can expect to see:

• Stronger in-building signals for more efficient work in office

• Unprecedented data speeds for faster file transfer and enhanced streaming

• Improved call quality, clarity and lag-free video chats

• 50-60 Megabits per second (Mbps) peak speeds with increasing speed potential over time

The NETGEAR LTE Gateway 6100D will be available for $199.99 (excluding taxes) and can be purchased through www.sprint.com, Sprint retail stores, 1-800-SPRINT1 and Sprint Business Sales. Sprint wireless router plans start as low as $14.99 for 100MB of combined 3G/4G data while on the Sprint network. Customers can also choose from additional plans as large as 30GB of combined 3G/4G data for $109.99 excluding taxes and fees.

"At Sprint we’re always striving to provide new innovation to meet the growing needs of our business customers, and this product is a great example of that," said David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. "The launch of devices like NETGEAR LTE Gateway 6100D, which can operate on three spectrum bands, is another milestone in the rollout of Sprint Spark. Customers will find that the enhanced technology of Sprint Spark and spectrum integration creates a more seamless network."

"NETGEAR is committed to the needs of businesses and enterprises as they use LTE in their business to drive increased revenues and operational efficiencies," said Michael Clegg, senior vice president of Service Provider Business at NETGEAR. "As businesses use 4G LTE to increase bandwidth and improve uptime for mission-critical applications, the reliability and speeds of networking devices are important to ensure enterprise-grade performance. The combination of NETGEAR's industry-leading mobile broadband solutions with Sprint’s enhanced Spark network provides a compelling solution for Sprint’s enterprise, retail and small business customers."

Beyond being Spark capable, the NETGEAR LTE Gateway 6100D also supports the next generation 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi, providing greatly improved reliability, coverage and speeds for Wi-Fi devices. The 6100D is a true business grade data solution and comes preloaded with many powerful enterprise features such as:

• 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports to increase potential throughput and minimize data transfer time

• Power over Ethernet enables flexible mounting locations

• Automatic 3G/4G LTE failover to ensure “always-on” connectivity

• Preconfigured WPA/WPA2, WEP and WPS provides secure Wi-Fi access

• USB port for mass storage and printer support

• TR-069 capable for remote management

• High performance internal and external antennas to ensure optimal performance in fringe areas

Sprint Spark is currently available in the following markets: Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Texas, San Antonio, Texas, Fort Worth, Texas, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tampa, Fla., Kansas City, Mo., Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Visit Sprint.com/faster for more information about Sprint Spark, including videos and other useful information on how Sprint Spark brings to life a new wave of applications and innovations.

To learn more about the NETGEAR LTE Gateway 6100D, please visit www.netgear.com/service-providers/products/mobile/lte-gateways/LG6100D.aspx.

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