Novatel Wireless Supplies Its Dual-Carrier HSPA+ Ovation MC545 USB Device to DNA in Finland

SAN DIEGO, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Novatel Wireless, Inc. , a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced that the Dual-Carrier HSPA+ (DC-HSPA+) Ovation(TM) MC545 has been launched with the Finnish operator DNA and is available on their network.

"Novatel Wireless DC-HSPA+ USB modem -- in Finland known as DNA Mokkula MC545 -- has already proven to be a best-seller on our next-generation network," said Ville Partanen, DNA's product manager for data products. "The Ovation MC545 brings new mobile broadband services to our customers supporting fast and reliable mobile broadband in the most compact form factor."

Continuing Novatel Wireless' design legacy with a focus on functionality, reliability, leading edge technology and innovative sleek style, the Ovation MC545 modem is today acknowledged as the most compact and light-weight DC-HSPA+ USB modem in the market place.

The Ovation MC545 supports the 900,1900 and 2100 MHz frequency bands and is designed to provide connectivity virtually anywhere to check email, download rich multimedia content and stay connected to family, friends and coworkers. The Ovation MC545 offers unprecedented speed and advanced antenna technologies to maximize data throughput and operating range. Featuring Novatel Wireless' MobiLink 3 auto install connection manager, memory storage of up to 32GB via MicroSDHC and backward compatibility with HSPA technologies, the Ovation MC545 provides a total solution for ultra fast mobile broadband connectivity.

"We are excited to assist DNA with their roll-out of DC-HSPA+ service in Finland," said Rob Hadley, CMO of Novatel Wireless. "DNA's focus on providing easy-to-use and cost-effective mobile broadband solutions for consumers and enterprises is a great fit with our leading DC-HSPA+ USB modem and we look forward to supporting DNA with a successful roll-out of next-generation technology."

The Ovation MC545 is based on the 3GPP Release 8 standard. DC-HSPA+ supports theoretical peak downlink data rates of up to 42 Mbps and 5.7 Mbps on the uplink, allowing carriers to easily upgrade their existing infrastructure equipment to achieve significantly higher bandwidths.

About DNA

DNA Ltd is a Finnish telecommunications company providing high-quality, state-of-the-art voice, data and TV services to private customers and corporations. DNA's turnover amounted to EUR 690 million in 2010, while its profit totaled EUR 65 million. DNA has over 3 million mobile communications and fixed-network customer contracts. For further information, please visit http://www.dna.fi

About Novatel Wireless

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of intelligent wireless solutions based on 2G, 3G and 4G technologies providing wireless connectivity. The Company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, retailers, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Novatel Wireless' Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products, software, USB modems, embedded modules and smart M2M modules provide innovative anywhere, anytime communications solutions for consumers and enterprises. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit http://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 http://www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2011 Novatel Wireless, Inc. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name and logo, as well as Ovation and MobiLink are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other Company, product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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