Novatel Wireless Ovation MC930D USB Modem Now Available on O2 UK

SAN DIEGO, May 02, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced it is distributing through O2 UK the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC930D(TM) USB broadband modem. O2 is marketing and promoting the device as the O2 Mobile Broadband USB Modem, providing a cost effective option for subscribers who need reliable and secure Internet access.

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 HSPDA/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.

"With the launch of O2 Mobile Broadband and the success of our home broadband service we can now deliver to customers a high quality Internet experience at home and on the move," said Ian Clarke, Devices & Solutions Director, O2 UK. "The MC930D is an important part of this quality offering, providing customers with a stylish and easy to use USB modem."

With support for significantly faster throughput than legacy mobile data modems, the MC930D offers speeds that rival those of fixed-line DSL connections. The modem features fully integrated antennae, and equalizer support to improve performance in noisy and highly mobile environments.

"With the launch of the MC930D, O2 UK subscribers can now experience faster wireless data speeds," said Peter Balchin, General Manager of EMEA for Novatel Wireless. "We are very pleased to be working with O2 UK and look forward to increasing our presence in the European market."

The Ovation MC930D is available through a variety of O2 UK's direct and business sales channels.

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 (HSPA & 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)

ABOUT O2

O2 is a leading provider of mobile and broadband services to consumers and businesses in the UK. These services include voice, text, media messaging, games, music and video, as well as always on data connections via GPRS, 3G and WLAN. Every month, O2's 18.4 million customers send well over a billion text messages. O2 UK is part of Telefonica O2 Europe which comprises mobile network operators in the UK, Ireland and Slovakia along with integrated fixed/mobile businesses in Germany and the Czech Republic. Telefonica O2 Europe also owns 50% of the Tesco Mobile and Tchibo Mobilfunk joint venture businesses in the UK and Germany respectively as well as having 100% ownership of Be, a leading UK fixed broadband provider.

O2 was ranked as 6th best place to work in the Best Companies to Work for 2008 List and has been awarded a three-star accreditation denoting an 'extraordinary' company.

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For further press information about O2 go to http://mediacentre.o2.co.uk or contact the O2 UK Press Office on 01753 565656.

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, Merlin and Ovation are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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