Novatel Wireless Demonstrates Advanced High-Speed Broadband Access Solutions During CeBIT 2005

HANNOVER, Germany, Mar 10, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, will showcase a diversified portfolio of next-generation solutions during CeBIT 2005 in Hannover, Germany on March 10-16. The Novatel Wireless products to be demonstrated at CeBIT include:

Ovation MCU1000(TM) 3G Multimedia Application Console - The Ovation MCU1000 enables advanced wireless local area networking (WLAN) of multiple laptop computers and other peripheral devices from any room within a home or office to provide broadband wireless wide area network (WWAN) Internet access on 2100 MHz band Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service (UMTS) networks. Developed as a high-speed broadband alternative to dial-up and integrated services digital network (ISDN), Ovation MCU1000(TM) will be targeted at small- to medium-sized businesses, small office/home office (SOHO) users, corporate workgroups and residential customers in Europe. Ovation MCU1000 was recently CE certified and will be distributed through tier-one European operators.

Merlin U630 Wireless PC Card Modem - The Merlin U630 is a second-generation 3G quad band PC Card, offering wireless broadband access on the UMTS 2100 MHz band in Asia, Europe and the Middle East and on 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz band GPRS or GSM networks globally. The Merlin U630 is currently available through Vodafone Germany, Vodafone Group Plc's largest subsidiary with roughly 27 million customers, Vodacom in South Africa and is in multiple network trials globally.

Merlin U530 Wireless PC Card Modem - The Merlin U530 provides wireless data access to email, the Internet and corporate databases on 2100/900/1800 MHz band UMTS/GPRS/GSM networks in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The Merlin U530 is available from 13 operators in 16 countries throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

"Novatel Wireless is leading the market with advanced broadband access solutions and CeBIT is the perfect venue to demonstrate the breadth of our product portfolio," said Peter Leparulo, chief executive officer for Novatel Wireless. "We are excited to demonstrate the market advantages that 3G broadband access and innovative converged wireless solutions present to operators and the convenience and flexibility they provide to their customers."

NOTES FOR EDITOR

    Below are details for Novatel Wireless' location and
    demonstrations during CeBIT 2005:
    Location: Hall 13, Stand C38, booth A3 in the USA Wireless
    Connectivity & Communications Pavilion
    Dates: March 10-16, 2005
    Demonstrations: Ovation MCU1000 3G Multimedia Application Console,
    Merlin U630 and Merlin U530 Wireless PC Card Modems

    Senior executives will be available to offer comment on:
    - Trends in wireless broadband networks globally
    - The advantages of high-speed wireless broadband access
    - Differentiators between wireless industry standards and their
    role in the future of wireless broadband: GPRS, CDMA, UMTS, EVDO,
    WiFi, VoIP
    - The market demand, timing and trends for 3G wireless PC Cards
    and embedded modems for consumer, enterprise and vertical markets
    - The convergence of voice & data, landline and wireless
    technology and the impact on markets
    - The future of wireless voice, data and multimedia access in a
    dynamic industry
    - HSDPA product roadmap and industry trends

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, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information on Novatel Wireless visit www.novatelwireless.com (nvtlg)

(C) 2005 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless logo, Merlin, Merlin U630, Merlin U530, Expedite, Freedom Box, MobiLink, Ovation, Ovation MCU1000 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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