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Netgear announces MBRN3300E 3G Mobile Broadband Router

by Parm Mann on 9 February 2010, 11:30

Tags: MBRN3300E, NetGear (NASDAQ:NTGR)

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Netgear, in collaboration with Ericsson, has today announced the MBRN3300E 3G Wireless Router.

The device, pictured right, incorporates an internal 3G radio to provide mobile broadband connectivity in the home or office.

Dubbed as a solution for "locations that lack wired infrastructure", Netgear's MBRN3300E allows a user to share a 3G broadband connection with multiple devices via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Suggesting that the product will initially be available via ISPs, Netgear has described the technology as a means for mobile service providers to "capture more revenue from new mobile broadband data customers as they discover the value and convenience of mobile internet access".

"It creates higher ARPU [average revenue per user] as customers use of mobile data accelerates and leads them to upgrade their data plans," says the company on its website.

In addition to featuring an internal 3G radio, the MBRN3300E offers 802.11n wireless connectivity, four 10/100 Ethernet LAN ports and a built-in firewall.

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.

The MBRN3300E 3G Mobile Broadband Router will be demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona next week.



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It would be good to see a version without the ethernet ports. If it could be used as a USB modem as well that would be a bonus, as well as being powered by USB if it was in Wireless mode, that would be incredible.
Haven't you just described the MiFi from 3 ? ;)
Didn't know that existed :)

Would be good to see a non-network locked version out there though (which will exist if there is a 3 version).

Thanks
Netgear's latest router could bring broadband to rural areas.

Comedy comment of the week.

Most mobile phone companies barely provide any sercice in rural areas. 3g would make it easier to provision ‘broadband’ but it would be good if they actyually provided a service that works first.
mikerr
Haven't you just described the MiFi_plus_iPod_bundle from 3 ? ;)

No.

1. That's not a MiFi, it's a Huawei clone that Three calls MiFi. I don't know why Novatel lets them get away with it.

2. The Huawei (and the real MiFi come to that) are WiFi only, the Netgear is a proper wired Ethernet router too.

3. The Huawei and MiFi have reduced WiFi power. You'd struggle to cover anything more than a big room with either mobile router.

4. You can't put the Netgear in your pocket

Alan.