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Novatel Launches Wireless Ovation MC950D USB Modem with Fido

SAN DIEGO, Aug 26, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless(TM), Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, and Fido, Canada's 3rd largest wireless provider, today announced the launch the award-winning Novatel Wireless MC950D broadband USB modem.

The Ovation(TM) MC950D is a global tri-band HSPA/UMTS and quad band EDGE/GPRS modem designed to be extremely portable and convenient to use. Fido subscribers are able to insert this modem into their laptop or desktop computers for instant plug-and-play broadband Internet access. Customers will be free to check their email, download important files or enjoy digital music, pictures and video virtually anywhere they happen to be.

With connection manager software included on the MC950D's internal memory, there is no need to install drivers from a CD. This compact modem features an integrated antenna allowing for maximum performance even in weak signal areas. The MC950D provides a full mobile broadband experience, with download speeds of 7.2 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 2.1Mbps.

"With the MC950D now available for their subscribers, Fido will be able to provide the best mobile data products and fastest speeds available in Canada," said Brad Weinert, president of Novatel Wireless. "We are excited to expand our HSPA carrier network in North America."


Novatel Wireless, Inc. is revolutionizing wireless communications. The company is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G WCDMA (HSPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless' MerlinTM PC Cards and ExpressCards, Expedite(R) Embedded Modules, MobiLink(TM) Communications Software Suite, Ovation(TM) Fixed Mobile Convergence Products and Conversa(TM) Software Suite enable high-speed wireless Internet access. The company delivers innovative 3G solutions to operators, distributors and vertical markets worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit


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 and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2008 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name, logo and Ovation are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Novatel Wireless, Inc.

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