Novatel Wireless Combines Convenience of 3G and Wi-Fi for Flexible Connectivity from Any Location; MobiLink 2.0 Leverages WWAN and Wi-Fi Networks, Providing Immediate and Easy Access to Email, the Internet and Corporate Information

SAN DIEGO, Jun 06, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announced the availability of MobiLink 2.0 software, a universal connection manager that enables users to access 3G wireless wide area networks (WWAN) and Wi-Fi networks with any Novatel Wireless PC Card Modem or embedded wireless card.

MobiLink 2.0 is a wireless connectivity application that manages the connection of WWAN, Wi-Fi and Ethernet devices to allow quick and easy access to email, the Internet and corporate networks anytime, from any location. With MobiLink 2.0 and a wireless device, mobile users can stay productive and connected to customers and colleagues while out of the office. MobiLink is optimally engineered to work with all of Novatel Wireless' Merlin(TM) Family of Wireless Modems as well as Expedite embedded modules for best-in-class 3G wireless broadband access connectivity.

"We see 3G and Wi-Fi as complementary wireless technologies and in order for businesses to maintain a competitive edge, they need to provide their employees with mobile solutions that work on any wireless network available," said Peter Leparulo, CEO of Novatel Wireless. "By providing access to 3G and Wi-Fi networks across the globe, we are giving mobile users a complete package to enable high-speed wireless connections when they need it most, no matter where they are. Novatel Wireless continues to maintain its wireless industry leadership by developing convenient and innovative solutions such as MobiLink 2.0."

The design of MobiLink allows for hot swapping of 3G devices. Users can plug and unplug a 3G wireless device and MobiLink will automatically recognize the technology and dynamically change the display to show the relevant information. MobiLink 2.0 is currently available in 17 languages, enabling the global use of the technology. The software is designed with customizable skins, to allow customers to provide their own look and feel.

Novatel Wireless is the worldwide leader in UMTS PC Card sales with Merlin UMTS PC Cards available from 15 operators in 18 countries throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

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, 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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