NETGEAR, Inc. has debuted the NETGEAR AirCard 782S Mobile Hotspot in Australia in conjunction with Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX: TLS), Australia's largest telecommunications company. The device is being sold under the brand names Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced or BigPond WiFi 4G Advanced.For more information, visit ( hotspots/782s.aspx).

This is the world's first dedicated mobile hotspot with LTE Advanced technology enabled by NETGEAR and the Qualcomm Gobi 4G LTE Advanced modem from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM). The AirCard 782S also has a companion Ethernet and Antenna Charging Cradle that provides Ethernet connectivity to significantly increase speeds and extend coverage, as well as boost antenna strength in fringe areas with low signal strength.

The NETGEAR AirCard 782S Mobile Hotspot is the first mobile broadband device to come to market in Australia that can utilize the 4G Advanced from Telstra. It also supports the latest Category 4 LTE and offers backwards compatibility with Telstra's 3G coverage. Telstra is Australia's largest mobile network with four times the 4G coverage of any other network in Australia, enabling customers to experience fast mobile broadband across more places. Moreover, it is the first Mobile Hotspot device in Australia to include a data usage meter and integrates with Telstra's 24/7 billing system.

The AirCard 782S is a high-performance device that supports up to 10 simultaneous WiFi connections, providing ample support for small offices, telecommuters, students, temporary work sites, seasonal homes, or a work team carrying multiple connected devices into the field or on a road trip. Laptops, tablets, smartphones, digital cameras, gaming consoles, and other WiFi-enabled devices can connect on-the-go to the AirCard 782S built-in 802.11n wireless access point and share a single mobile broadband connection.

The NETGEAR AirCard 782S incorporates the Qualcomm Gobi MDM 9225 chipset, the world's first commercial chipset with 4G LTE Advanced technology. LTE Advanced is a major enhancement to the 4G user experience and network efficiency, said Sandeep Pandya, senior director, product management at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. ( We are pleased to support NETGEAR and Telstra in this groundbreaking launch of the AirCard 782S, based on Qualcomm Technologies' MDM 9225 and...

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