Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372 Certified with NTT DOCOMO and Available Through Inter Communications

SAN DIEGO, July 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, and Inter Communications, a leading mobile MVNO in Japan, today announced that the MiFi(R) 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot has received type approval certification with NTT DOCOMO. The MiFi 2372 will now be available on the NTT DOCOMO network through Inter Communications in Japan. The MiFi 2372 includes the MiFi OS platform that expands the possibilities for mobile broadband applications on the MiFi. This will enhance the user experience and applications capabilities across users' devices of choice.

The MiFi 2372 operates on NTT DOCOMO's HSPA network and offers simultaneous Wi-Fi connectivity for up to five devices or users. NTT DOCOMO's 3G mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM, UMTS and HSPA, the most open and widely used wireless network platforms in the world, thus providing international 3G data roaming services in 115 countries.

"We're pleased to receive this certification with NTT DOCOMO and to be able to support a commercial MiFi 2372 market launch on the NTT DOMCOMO network through Inter Communications," said Rob Hadley, chief marketing officer for Novatel Wireless. "The MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot provides for a great complement to NTT DOCOMO's extensive mobile broadband offering and will help serve the sophisticated mobile consumers in Japan."

The award winning MiFi Mobile Intelligent Hotspot delivers download speeds up to 7.2 megabits per second with enhanced performance for simultaneous uploads/downloads and large file transfers. It supports up to five simultaneous users located within 30 feet of the device. Compact and simple to use, the MiFi 2372 also offers optimized functionality for video streaming and online gaming and includes a microSD slot for expandable memory of up to 16 gigabytes.

"Inter Communications is excited to make the MiFi 2372 available on one of Japan's leading networks," said Mr. Seiji Nishimura, president and CEO, Inter Communications. "Since market introduction in Japan, we have seen a great momentum with the MiFi 2372 - especially combined with the iPad and other multimedia Wi-Fi enabled platforms. Adding NTT DOCOMO service to the package is a winning proposition."

The MiFi 2372 device is available through Inter Communications. More information is available via Inter Communications' website: http://www.globaldata.jp/ or http://www.mifi.jp/.

ABOUT INTER COMMUNICATIONS

Inter Communications Company LTD is a leading telecommunications distributor and MVNO in Japan. Inter Communications delivers a wide range of services to customers domestically, internationally and overseas. Its services include international telephone service, international data communications service, and mobile phone services.

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

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               Novatel Wireless     Nadel Phelan
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