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Novatel Wireless Converges 3G and WLAN During 3GSM; Demonstrates the Ovation MCU 2000 Console and Patent-Pending Wireless Technology

SAN DIEGO, Feb 13, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announced it will preview the Ovation MCU 2000, its second generation 3G Multimedia Application Console, during 3GSM (Hall 2, Booth E26-27). The Ovation MCU 2000 is a third-generation (3G) wireless HSDPA stand-alone desktop device that unifies currently deployed Wideband Code-Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) networks with 802.11b/g Wireless Local Area Networking (WLAN) for residential and small office users.

During the exhibition, Novatel Wireless will demonstrate Ovation's patent-pending security technology, OnePush(TM). This advanced feature protects network computers from hackers and provides a simple, secure means to add additional computers. The console includes a zero configuration print server, enabling access to a network printer from any computer on the WLAN.

Visitors to Novatel Wireless' booth will also be able to view a presentation of Ovation's advanced multimedia streaming capabilities.

"With the preview of our second-generation product from the Ovation Family of 3G Multimedia Application Consoles during 3GSM, we are demonstrating how carriers can now offer a practical and cost-effective wireless device for their customers," said Peter Leparulo, chief executive officer for Novatel Wireless. "As demand for mobile solutions increases, Novatel Wireless continues to deploy cutting-edge and innovative technology for home and small enterprise users."

The console features Novatel Wireless' EU740 embedded module, which can reach speeds up to 1.8Mbps (Megabits per second). The Ovation MCU 2000 is backward compatible with currently deployed wireless data network technologies worldwide, including Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), Enhanced Data for Global Evolution (EDGE) and General Packet Radio Service (GPRS).

About Ovation Family of 3G Multimedia Application Consoles Powered by Conversa

The Ovation Family of 3G Multimedia Application Consoles is a portfolio of stand-alone desktop consoles integrated with GSM, UMTS and 802.11b/g to provide broadband data and voice communications and the delivery of multimedia applications. Ovation is powered by Conversa, a software suite developed by Novatel Wireless that offers broadband WWAN Internet access, advanced WLAN networking, analog voice calling and intelligent routing depending on quality of service and cost, multimedia application support, advanced security firewalls and protocol flexibility.

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, Calif., Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ:NVTL. For more information, visit (NVTLG)

(C) 2006 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless logo, Merlin, Expedite, Expedite EV620, 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 and other regulatory agencies.

SOURCE: Novatel Wireless, Inc.

LEWIS PR (for Novatel Wireless, Inc.)
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