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Novatel Wireless and Rohde & Schwarz to Demonstrate HSPA+ Speed Trial at Mobile World Congress

BARCELONA, Feb 17, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mobile World Congress (Novatel Booth# AV52 -A) - Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, and Rohde and Schwarz, a leading supplier of solutions for electronic testing and measurement, today announced that they will be conducting speed trials to demonstrate the data throughout performance of Novatel Wireless' HSPA+ product family at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

HSPA+ is the next evolution of high-speed packet access (HSPA) wireless broadband technology, providing greater data throughput compared to current 3G networks. Using the Rohde and Schwarz CMW500 Wideband radio communication tester, Novatel Wireless will demonstrate the unprecedented data throughput speeds of its HSPA+ devices. With download speeds of up to 21.6 Mbps, HSPA+ delivers significant performance enhancements compared to legacy 3G broadband technologies.

"Novatel Wireless continues to stay at the forefront in the development of HSPA+ technology, which will play a pivotal role in the transition from HSPA to LTE networks," said Peter Leparulo, Chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless. "We're pleased to collaborate with Rohde & Schwarz to demonstrate the capabilities and potential of Novatel's next-generation HSPA+ products."

The invite-only demonstrations will take place at the Novatel Wireless booth (# AV52 -A) at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.


Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G WCDMA (HSPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless' USB modems, embedded modules, Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products and software 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 (NVTLG)


Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation as well as secure communications. Established 75 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 7200 employees and achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.4 billion in fiscal year 2006/2007 (July 2006 to June 2007). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

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) 2009 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name and logo are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Novatel Wireless, Inc.

Novatel Wireless
Patty Goodwin, (858) 431-3726
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Nadel Phelan for Novatel Wireless
Mike Kelly, (831) 440-2403
[email protected]
Rohde and Schwarz UK Ltd
Lindsay Harris, +44 7771 921378
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