Novatel Wireless Granted CE Certification for First Generation Ovation 3G Multimedia Application Console; Ovation MCU1000 Approved for European Markets

SAN DIEGO, Mar 07, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announced CE certification for the Ovation MCU1000, the first generation in the Ovation(TM) Family of 3G Multimedia Application Consoles.

Ovation is a portfolio of stand-alone desktop consoles that unifies wireless wide area networking (WWAN), wireless local area networking (WLAN), circuit switch cellular voice and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) technologies to provide cost-effective high-speed wireless broadband access, optimal call routing and the delivery of multimedia applications. The first platform in the Ovation family will provide broadband WWAN Internet access and advanced WLAN networking, and will be targeted at small- to medium-sized businesses, small office/home office (SOHO) users, corporate workgroups and residential customers in Europe. It will be distributed through tier-one European operators.

The Conversa software suite in the Ovation MCU1000 is designed to support innovative features that provide a rich end-user experience and optimize performance of the console through the following:

-- Broadband WWAN Internet Access - provides user-friendly wireless broadband access to the Internet, email, corporate networks and virtual private networks (VPNs).

-- Advanced WLAN Networking - allows residential and SOHO users to use Ovation to connect multiple devices including desktop PCs, laptops and other WiFi-enabled peripheral devices to wireless broadband Internet access from every office or room.

-- Location Based Services Support - built with location-based billing technology that assists carriers in managing network utilization and allows them to have far greater control over billing.

-- Advanced Security Firewalls - enables enterprises to safely share company documents and securely access email, the Internet and corporate information.

"Achieving CE Certification is a significant milestone in the rapid development of our Ovation product line," said Peter Leparulo, chief executive officer for Novatel Wireless. "We're very pleased with the progress and traction of our comprehensive product and technology strategy, which significantly increases our addressable market and expands our product portfolio. Ovation allows our installed base of operators to deliver new solutions and services to a growing broadband marketplace."

CE Marking enables Novatel Wireless to freely market the Ovation MCU1000 throughout the European market. This indicates that the Ovation MCU1000 conforms to a set of requirements that ensure safety, public health and consumer protection.

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, 802.11b/g, voice and/or VoIP technology 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 will offer 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.

For further information on Novatel Wireless' Ovation Family of 3G Multimedia Application Consoles powered by Conversa, please visit http://www.novatelwireless.com/products/ovation/index.html

Note: Editors can download photos and logos of Ovation by visiting: http://www.novatelwireless.com/aboutus/pressroom/presskit.html

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 Console 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. (NVTLG)

(C) 2005 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless logo, Merlin, 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.

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