Novatel Wireless and Dilithium Sign Agreement to Jointly Promote Advanced 3G Video Telephony Solutions

SAN DIEGO & PETALUMA, Calif., May 03, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, and Dilithium Networks, a leading provider of 3G video telephony solutions, today announced an agreement to jointly promote their complementary 3G video telephony solutions for PCs.

Dilithium's VT-PHONE(TM) enables video telephony calls between 3G handsets, laptops equipped with Novatel Wireless' Merlin line of 3G data cards or PCs connected via Novatel Wireless' line of Ovation(TM) multimedia applications consoles. When ported to a single device, such as the Ovation console, users will be able to access wireless video telephony applications from laptops, PCs and other peripheral devices connected to the Ovation console.

"Novatel Wireless is an acknowledged leader in the 3G wireless broadband access market, including its PC Card modems and its innovative Ovation platform. It has established relationships with a large network of wireless operators worldwide and our partnership will promote the adoption of advanced 3G video telephony services, benefiting the 3G industry as a whole," said Paul Zuber, CEO of Dilithium Networks.

"The benefits provided by 3G data and video access are tremendous, and we are happy to promote Dilithium's advanced video telephony solution to carriers worldwide," said Peter Leparulo, CEO of Novatel Wireless. "As the adoption of advanced high-speed wireless solutions continues to grow, Novatel Wireless will be at the forefront of developments. Our partnership with Dilithium provides key 3G technologies to promote high-speed wireless connectivity to enterprises and consumers."

ABOUT DILITHIUM NETWORKS

Dilithium Networks is the leader in 3G video telephony solutions for the world's mobile and broadband industries. Products include multimedia transcoding gateways, 3G-324M protocol analysis test tools, protocol stacks and video telephony client solutions. Dilithium Networks serves a global customer base including the majority of the leading network equipment suppliers, terminal manufacturers and mobile operators. For more information, please visit www.dilithiumnetworks.com.

ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS, INC.

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions. Novatel Wireless' Merlin(TM) PC Cards, Expedite(TM) Embedded Modems, Freedom Box(TM) Ruggedized Modems, MobiLink(TM) Communications Software Suite, Ovation(TM) 3G Multimedia Application Consoles and Conversa(TM) Software Suite enable high-speed wireless access to personal, corporate and public information. 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 visit www.novatelwireless.com (NVTLG).

(C) 2005 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless logo, Merlin, Merlin U630, Expedite, Freedom Box, MobiLink, Ovation, and Conversa are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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.

SOURCE: Novatel Wireless, Inc.

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