In an effort to further advance the UMTS TD-CDMA market, IPWireless teamed with Netgear to develop a UMTS TD-CDMA mobile broadband router.

The router, according to the companies, is designed to enable operators to integrate UMTS TD-CDMA wireless broadband access with Wi-Fi and Ethernet technologies. The goal of the integration is to ease the creation of mobile, portable and stationary hot spots, the companies assert.

UMTS TD-CDMA is the 3GPP standard for high-speed wireless data, offering speeds similar to those achieved with a DSL connection.

Specifically, the Netgear UMTS TD-CDMA Mobile Broadband router features WLAN built-in 802.11g and mobile broadband access with UMTS TD-CDMA; firewall security; and four 10/100 Mbps auto-sensing LAN ports.

IPWireless has been on a roll as of late, attracting several deals for its UMTS TD-CDMA equipment. In November, IPWireless announced Alcatel planed to use its UMTS TD-CDMA equipment as part of a broadband wireless network trial in Jakarta with netZAP.

In October, Orange announced plans to use IPWireless' UMTS TDD in a trial based in Slovakia. The agreement represented an extension of a partnership between the two companies involving a similar network trial in France.

A few months earlier in June, T-Mobile Czech Republic announced plans to use IP Wireless' UMTS TDD technology to power a wireless broadband network launch in the Czech Republic.