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Novatel Wireless MC990D USB Modem Earns PTCRB Certification

SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 09, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless(TM) Inc., (Nasdaq:NVTL) a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced that its Ovation(TM) MC990D USB Modem has received PTCRB (Personal Communication System Type Certification Review Board) certification for use in the North American and European market. PTCRB certification is the final regulatory approval a GSM cellular communication product must meet in order to be used in North America and on select European networks including Vodafone.

Optimized for European HSPA networks, the Ovation MC990D is a USB modem capable of providing global Internet connectivity virtually anywhere in the world, with multiple frequency band operation on HSPA, WCDMA, EDGE and GPRS networks. This CTIA industry association approval ensures that the Ovation MC990D satisfies the requirements of the American variants of the GSM/GPRS network standard. PTCRB certification ensures that the device is compliant with the appropriate technological standards, regulatory requirements (FCC and/or IC), as well as North American and European operator requirements.

"Achieving PTCRB certification is a major technical hurdle, which validates the quality, design and performance of the MC990D," said Peter Leparulo, Chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless. "With this approval, Novatel Wireless customers can trust the modem to work reliably on North American and European networks."

With support for 7.2 Mbps downlink speeds and 5.76 Mbps uplink, the MC990D offers users unprecedented performance and an assortment of innovative features in a convenient USB modem form factor. The Ovation MC990D is now commercially available through a variety of tier-one operator customers.


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) 2008 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name, logo 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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