Novatel Wireless Launches Ovation MC990D & MC992D USB Modems with File Storage for Worldwide HSPA Networks

LAS VEGAS, Apr 01, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced the Ovation(TM) MC990D and MC992D HSPA modems. These high-speed, USB data modems are capable of providing global Internet connectivity virtually anywhere in the world, with multiple frequency band operation on HSPA, WCDMA, EDGE and GPRS networks.

-- The MC990D is a global modem, with receiver diversity optimized for HSPA networks in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa (900 & 2100 MHz bands)

-- The MC992D is a global modem, with receiver diversity optimized for HSPA networks in North America (850 & 1900 MHz bands)

The Ovation MC990D and MC992D are global modems designed to provide peak download speeds of 7.2 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 5.76 Mbps. Featuring an extremely streamlined form factor (70 x 25 x 13.5 mm), the modems fit comfortably in any pocket, enabling the user to securely check email, download rich multimedia content and remain connected to their family and coworkers.

"Modern business travelers are demanding modems that will provide them with reliable Internet connectivity anywhere in the world where they can access a cellular data network," said Brad Weinert, president of Novatel Wireless. "These latest additions to the Ovation product line were developed with these global travelers in mind, providing a variety of unique features such as an integrated antenna with receiver diversity and equalizer support to improve performance when on the fringe of a network."

The MC990D and MC992D ship with Mobilink(TM) Lite Connection Manager Software preinstalled on the modem's on-board memory, as well as a quick install 3G driver package for Mac users. The modems' GPS capability enables users to retrieve location data from GPS satellites and utilize GPS navigation and location-based applications. A notebook monitor clip with USB extension cord is provided to protect a computer's USB ports and ensure compatibility with sub-compact notebooks with recessed USB ports, such as the MacBook Air.

The Ovation MC990D and MC992D will be available in Q3 through a variety of Novatel Wireless's 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 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) 2007 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless logo, Ovation and Mobilink 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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