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Novatel Wireless Hosts International Gathering of Wireless Technology Professionals In San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Nov 23, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Wireless technology industry leaders from around the globe will gather in San Diego Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, 2009 for the quarterly PTCRB meeting, hosted by Novatel Wireless (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions. Over the course of four days, representatives from carriers, test labs, integrators and manufacturers will discuss requirements for new technologies that utilize GSM cellular networks.

The PTCRB meets to review certification requirements for authorized third-party test labs based on standards, as well as the needs of the operators. The PTCRB standards are continuously evolving as technology developments are made and the number of devices being certified grows exponentially from year to year. The explosion of wireless broadband solutions is one of the main contributors, as more diverse types of devices are connecting to carrier networks each year.

"As an industry leader in wireless broadband solutions, the decisions made at these meetings have an impact on how we develop our products," said Peter Leparulo, chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless. "Our hosting of this event underscores Novatel's commitment to represent the manufacturer's point of view, while guaranteeing we stay up to date on the latest standards."

PTCRB aims to protect the networks from being overtaxed from devices that operate improperly by analyzing such things as antenna characteristics, radio performance and network protocol. The goals are to maintain network performance for optimal customer satisfaction, which should minimize dropped calls, maximize coverage and maintain network user safety.


PTCRB is a global organization created by Mobile Network Operators to provide an independent evaluation process where GSM / UMTS Type Certification can take place. The technical evaluation is based on standards as well the needs of the Operators, who determine the requirements for the Type Certification Process. The PTCRB authorizes third party laboratories to conduct testing. For over ten years, the PTCRB has demanded high standards from partnerships with Laboratories and Manufacturers; and the collaboration of GSM Operators globally.


Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G WCDMA (HSPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless' USB modems, embedded modules, Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products and software 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 (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 and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2009 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name, logo and MiFi are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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