Inter Communications Announces Launch of the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot in Japan

SAN DIEGO and TOKYO, April 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL), a provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announced that Inter Communications, a leading mobile distributor in Japan, is launching the Novatel Wireless MiFi(R) 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot.

"Inter Communications is dedicated to bringing the industry's most innovative solutions to users as they travel across Japan, and around the world, to over 132 countries and overseas regions," said Mr. Seiji Nishimura, president and CEO, Inter Communications. "We are delighted to deliver the unprecedented functionality and access of the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372. Our customers will be able to utilize the multiple frequencies of the MiFi 2372 to roam globally, while paying local rates with our Global Data service package for connectivity with all of their devices."

The Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372 represents the industry's first Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, a new category of mobile broadband that lets users put their world of content, services and connectivity in the palm of their hand. The MiFi platform creates a personal cloud of high-speed Internet connectivity that can be easily shared between multiple users and up to five Wi-Fi devices such as laptops, cameras, gaming devices and multimedia players. The MiFi 2372 platform supports 800/850MHz, 1900MHz and 2100MHz bands for local service in Japan, as well as for global roaming.

Compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems, the MiFi 2372 delivers download speeds up to 7.2 megabits per second with enhanced performance for simultaneous uploads/downloads and large file transfers. Compact and simple to use, the MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot from Novatel Wireless includes a microSD slot for expandable memory of up to 16 gigabytes. For its innovative design and engineering, the MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot was recently named the "Best of Innovations" award winner in the "Enabling Technologies" category at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2010 in Las Vegas.

"The Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372 not only provides customers with cutting edge mobile connectivity, it also has on-board GPS and storage capabilities delivering the option of running a variety of location-based applications and store personal content," said Rob Hadley, CMO, Novatel Wireless. "We're excited to be partnering with Inter Communications to provide reliable, ultra high-speed wireless Internet solutions for our combined customers across Japan."

The MiFi 2372 device is available through Inter Communications. More information is available via Inter Communications' website: http://www.globaldata.jp/.

ABOUT INTER COMMUNICATIONS

Inter Communications Company LTD is a leading telecommunications distributor in Japan. Inter Communications delivers a wide range of services to customers domestically, inter nationally and overseas. Its services include international telephone service, international data communications service, and mobile phone services.

ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G wireless technologies. Novatel Wireless' Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products, software, USB modems and embedded modules enable high-speed wireless Internet access on leading wireless data networks. The Company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit www.novatelwireless.com. (NVTLG)

This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued acceptance of Novatel Wireless' products and dependence on intellectual property rights. These factors, as well as other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel Wireless' filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2010 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name and logo and MiFi are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.


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                  Novatel Wireless     Nadel Phelan
                  (858) 812-3431       (831) 440-2411
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