Novatel Wireless Completes Interoperability Testing of Its Expedite EU870D Embedded Module on NTT DOCOMO's Network in Japan

SAN DIEGO, Jun 25, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel(TM) Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced the successful completion of interoperability testing (IOT) for the Expedite(R) EU870D PCI Express Mini Card Embedded Module on NTT DOCOMO's 3G/HSDPA network in Japan.

Optimized for worldwide GSM/HSPA networks, the Expedite EU870D PCI Express Mini Card Embedded Module is a tri-band HSPA and Quad-Band EDGE/GPRS modem designed for maximum performance and durability. Laptop computer manufacturers can integrate these embedded modules in their designs to offer instant on-the-go mobile broadband access. Customers will enjoy a new level of freedom to check email, search the Web or access important business documents while at home, at the office, or on the road.

With support for significantly faster throughput than legacy mobile data modems, the Expedite EU870D PCI Express Mini Card Embedded Module offer speeds that rival those of fixed-line DSL connections. Features include download speed of up to 7.2Mbps, diversity antennas on 850MHz and 2100MHz and equalizer support to improve performance in noisy and highly mobile environments. The Expedite EU870D PCI Express Mini Card Embedded Module operates globally on 850, 1900, and 2100 MHz bands on HSDPA and UMTS networks.

"By completing the interoperability of our Expedite EU870D PCI Express Mini Card Embedded Module, PC OEMS will be able to deliver the fastest wireless data speeds available on the NTT DOCOMO network," said Peter Leparulo, CEO of Novatel Wireless. "We are very pleased to expand our carrier network in the Eastern Hemisphere and proud to be providing our combined customers with the world's most advanced mobile broadband solutions."

The Expedite EU870D PCI Express Mini Card Embedded Module is commercially available through a variety of leading laptop computer manufacturers.

ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS

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' Merlin(TM) 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 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.

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

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