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Novatel Wireless Introduces First Commercial Dual-Cell HSPA+ USB Modem in North America

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Novatel Wireless, Inc., (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announced the upcoming availability of the Ovation™ MC547 USB modem on Bell Mobility's Dual-Cell HSPA+ (DC HSPA+) network. In a separate release today, Bell Mobility announced North America's first commercial launch of a Dual-Cell HSPA+ network supporting data speeds of up to 42 Mbps.

Continuing Novatel Wireless' industry lead in enabling next-generation mobile experiences with solutions focused on ease-of-use,  reliability, leading edge technology and an innovative sleek style, the Ovation MC547 modem is today the world's most compact and light-weight DC-HSPA+ USB modem.

"We're excited to support Bell Mobility with the launch of the MC547 DC-HSPA+ USB modem," said Peter Leparulo, Chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless. "We continue to emphasize bringing the most advanced technologies to market, and are proud to continue our long standing relationship with Bell Mobility."

The Ovation MC547 is based on the 3GPP Release 8 standard. DC-HSPA+ supports theoretical peak downlink data rates of up to 42 Mbps and theoretical 11 Mbps on the uplink, allowing carriers to easily upgrade their existing infrastructure equipment to achieve significantly higher bandwidths.

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 wireless 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 (NVTLG)

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


Charlotte Rubin

Cara Sloman

  Novatel Wireless

Nadel Phelan

  (858) 812-3431

(831) 440-2411

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SOURCE Novatel Wireless, Inc.

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