Novatel Wireless Demonstrates Dual Carrier HSPA+ Technology at Mobile World Congress

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb 18, 2010 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX News Network) -- Unprecedented Advances in Next Generation Wireless Technology Enable Up to 42 Mbps Throughput

Mobile World Congress (AV-52 and 7A45) Novatel Wireless (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced that it successfully completed a Dual Carrier High Speed Packet Access (DC HSPA+) call capable of 42 Mbps with a leading infrastructure provider on a Multicarrier Node B at Mobile World Congress this week.

Today's news builds on Novatel Wireless' recent announcement of the first successful data transmission over DC HSPA+ with peak throughput of 40 Mbps on a call box. DC HSPA+ is a network innovation that will deliver more advanced data capabilities and support more compelling applications with richer user experiences.

"As networks and technologies constantly advance, collaboration among industry leaders is critical to the rapid evolution of wireless technology," said Dr. Slim Souissi, CTO, Novatel Wireless. "We are delighted to showcase the latest advances in HSPA+ as we achieve exciting technical milestones, and we look forward to continuing to deliver cutting-edge solutions to meet the changing needs of users around the world."

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 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.

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

Julie Cunningham of Novatel Wireless, +1-858-431-3711, [email protected] or Cara
Sloman of Nadel Phelan, +1-831-440-2411, [email protected]

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