Novatel Wireless Introduces Next Generation HSDPA/HSUPA USB Mobile Data Modem for Worldwide Broadband Connectivity

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced the Ovation(TM) MC930D USB Modem, a HSDPA/HSUPA mobile broadband device designed to provide consumers and enterprise users with reliable and secure Internet access over the world's leading cellular data networks.

Optimized for Europe, the Ovation MC930D is a global modem designed to provide peak download speeds of 7.2 Mbps and upload speeds of 2.1 Mbps on any worldwide HSDPA/HSUPA network supporting the 2100 MHz band. Based on the same award-winning design as the MC950D, it features an extremely streamlined form factor (70 x 25 x 12 mm) and fits comfortably in any pocket, enabling the user to securely check email, surf the Web and remain connected to corporate resources.

"European mobile users require wireless broadband solutions that provide the flexibility to work the way they live," said Brad Weinert, president of Novatel Wireless. "The Ovation MC930D provides a great alternative for any consumer who wants the speed of a fixed DSL connection with the freedom to access their online life anytime, anywhere."

The MC930D ships with Mobilink(TM) Lite Connection Manager Software preinstalled on the modem's on-board memory, eliminating the need for Mac and Windows users to download drivers from a CD. A Dual USB Y-cable is included to provide increased power when using the modem in weak signal areas. The integrated internal antenna offers both receiver diversity and equalizer support to improve performance in crowded environments.

The Ovation MC930D is currently in the final stages of testing with leading carriers worldwide and is expected to be available February 2008 through a variety of Novatel Wireless' new and existing tier-one operator customers.

ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is revolutionizing wireless communications. The company is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G WCDMA (HSDPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless' Merlin(TM) PC Cards and ExpressCards, Expedite(R) Embedded Modules, MobiLink(TM) Communications Software Suite, Ovation(TM) Fixed Mobile Convergence Products and Conversa(TM) Software Suite enable high-speed wireless Internet access. 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 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)2008 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless logo, MobiLink and Ovation are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Novatel Wireless, Inc.

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