Novatel Wireless and XCom Global Launch MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot for International Data Roaming

SAN DIEGO, May 25, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL), a provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announced that XCom Global, Inc., a leading provider of low cost wireless data rental services for international travelers, will distribute the Novatel Wireless MiFi(R) 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot to American business and leisure travelers who want to stay connected when traveling overseas. XCom Global has established strategic relationships with international carriers in over 130 countries and offers wireless data plans without long-term contracts for business and leisure travelers.

"The MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot delivers the highest standards of RF-engineering and enhanced connectivity features in one small compact device. By bundling MiFi's advanced wireless features with XCom Global services, we can save our customers up to 90 percent off standard international data roaming charges. XCom Global is excited to partner with Novatel Wireless to bring to market a product that offers superior quality, more functionality, and higher performance combined with impeccable service that will exceed our customers' expectations," said Kenneth Herskind, President, XCom Global.

"International roaming charges for mobile broadband have been a prominent topic in our industry for years. The MiFi 2372 combined with XCom Global's innovative unlimited or fixed rate roaming service plans provide a cost-effective solution for international travelers," Rob Hadley, CMO of Novatel Wireless, commented. "We are very excited to be part of XCom Global's launch of its high-speed international wireless data rental offering and look forward to serving our combined customers with affordable and advanced communications access anywhere they go."

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 the US, 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 MiFi 2372 device is available today through XCom Global.

ABOUT XCOM GLOBAL, INC.

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., XCom Global, Inc. is a leader in providing easy access to low cost, high-speed, wireless data rental services to international business and leisure travelers. The company offers broad worldwide coverage at rates substantially below standard international roaming charges. XCom Global is a U.S. subsidiary of an established Japanese company that has been in the forefront of providing travelers with innovative wireless communications services for over 13 years. For more information, please visit www.xcomglobal.com or call Toll-Free at 877-520-8242 or contact us at [email protected].

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.

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

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