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Novatel Wireless Launches Merlin X950D ExpressCard Modem for Rogers Wireless High Speed Data Network

SAN DIEGO, Mar 18, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, and Rogers Wireless, Canada's largest GSM mobile carrier, today announced an agreement to launch Novatel Wireless broadband modems on Rogers' high speed data network. Under the terms of the agreement, Rogers Wireless will be first to market with the Novatel Wireless Merlin X950D(TM), an ExpressCard offering unprecedented performance, as well as the award winning Ovation MC950D(TM) USB modem.

Optimized for worldwide GSM/HSPA networks, the Ovation MC950D and Merlin X950D are tri-band HSPA and Quad-Band EDGE/GPRS modems designed for maximum performance and durability. Rogers' subscribers can plug these modems into their laptop computers for instant on-the-go mobile broadband access. Customers will enjoy a new level of freedom to check email, search the Web or access important business documents while at home, at the office, or on the road.

With support for significantly faster throughput than legacy mobile data modems, the MC950D and X950D offer speeds that rival those of fixed-line DSL connections. Both modems feature fully integrated antennae, and equalizer support to improve performance in noisy and highly mobile environments.

"By offering the MC950D and X950D, Rogers' will be able to deliver the fastest wireless data speeds available," said Brad Weinert, president of Novatel Wireless. "We are very pleased to expand our carrier network to the Western Hemisphere and proud to be providing our combined customers with the world's most advanced mobile broadband solutions."

The Ovation MC950D and Merlin X950D will be commercially available this summer through a variety of Rogers Communications' direct and business sales channels.


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 (HSPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless' MerlinTM 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 (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) 2007 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless logo, Merlin 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.

Novatel Wireless
Patty Goodwin, 858-431-3726
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Mike Kelly, 831-440-2403
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