NetComm Launch Second Generation Smart Hub

TORONTO, July 26, 2012 /CNW/ -

NetComm Wireless today announced the launch of its new Smart Hub 4G with TELUS, a leading national telecommunications company in Canada. The new Smart Hub 4G enhances the data and voice benefits of the original Smart Hub with superior 4G speeds, reach and capacity. The Smart Hub 4G will operate on the TELUS 4G LTE network to provide consumer and business users with landline equivalent Internet, phone and WiFi connectivity without the need for a fixed broadband (ADSL2+/cable/fibre) connection.

Developed by NetComm Wireless, a leading global developer of innovative broadband technology, the NetComm Smart Hub 4G provides instant access to a high-speed 4G Internet connection that can be shared across multiple wireless devices such as laptops, tablet computers and smart phones with WiFi speeds of up to 300Mbps, while also offering an easily portable online phone service using standard analogue phones.

Temporary office setups, mobile businesses and renters without a fixed connection are among those set to benefit from the ability to create a superfast 4G Internet connection wherever an electrical power outlet and coverage exist. The new Smart Hub 4G also offers an alternate fixed line connection via Ethernet WAN; and supports business continuity with automatic failover to 4G in the case of fixed line failure.

"Businesses can now run their mobile workforce, trade shows, events and temporary business setups from virtually anywhere with all the benefits of a landline," said Jim Senko, vice-president of Small and Medium Business Marketing at TELUS. "The Smart Hub 4G also allows our high speed Internet clients a backup solution with the LTE speeds and performance to ensure their business operations never go down."

"TELUS is making wireless lives easier by pairing cutting edge wireless broadband technology with advanced TELUS 4G network capabilities. With NetComm Wireless as a partner, TELUS is transforming the online experience for personal and business users needing complete freedom from fixed line restrictions," said Brett Stevens, CTO NetComm Wireless.

Designed to provide all-in-one connectivity with plug and play simplicity, the NetComm Smart Hub 4G features: Quad-Band HSPA+ (within coverage areas); HSPA+ up to 21Mbps downlink; 2 Voice ports (circuit-switched); Ethernet LAN 10/100; WiFi (802.11n)with speeds reaching 300Mbps (backward compatible with 802.11b/g); Ethernet WAN; Automatic failover to Wireless WAN; advanced WEP, WPA and WPA2 wireless security and VPN pass-through support for secure connections over the public cellular network.

Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications Manager

Phone: +61 2 9424 2045 or email: stephanie.wilson@netcommwireless.com

About NetComm Wireless

NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to major telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For 30 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is a respected global provider of 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm's products are designed to meet the growing needs of today's data-intensive home, business and industrial broadband applications and customized to optimize performance in line with global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in New Zealand, North America and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm visit: www.netcommwireless.com

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.5 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million customer connections including 7.4 million wireless subscribers, 3.5 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 550,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

SOURCE: NetComm Wireless

For further information:

http://www.netcommwireless.com

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