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Novatel Wireless Unveils Next Generation Mobile Broadband Performance with HSPA+ Product Family

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb 17, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mobile World Congress (Novatel Booth# AV52 -A) - Novatel Wireless, Inc., (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced its HSPA+ product line with the availability of the Ovation MC996D USB modem.

HSPA+ is the next evolution of high-speed packet access (HSPA) wireless broadband technology with greater capacity for data throughput compared to current 3G networks. With peak data speeds of up to 21.6 Mbps on the downlink and 5.76 Mbps on the uplink, the MC996D design delivers significant performance enhancements compared to legacy broadband technologies.

The MC996D supports the 900 and 2100 MHz frequency bands and is designed to provide connectivity virtually anywhere in the world to check email, download rich multimedia content and remain connected to family and coworkers. The MC996D offers unprecedented speed in Novatel Wireless' sleek form factor design. Featuring an auto install connection manager, multi-color LED service indicator light and removable memory storage up to 32GB via MicroSD/SDHC, the MC996D has the ultimate 2-in-1 USB modem and storage device.

"Novatel Wireless is dedicated to the latest emerging technologies to support the continuous evolution of wireless broadband network technology," said Peter Leparulo, chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless. "Our HSPA+ product line with the MC996D represents our efforts to continuously develop the fastest and most reliable wireless data devices for our customers."

Invite-only demonstrations will take place at the Novatel Wireless booth (# AV52 -A) at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.


Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G WCDMA (HSPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless' USB modems, embedded modules, Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products and software 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 (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) 2009 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name, logo and Ovation and 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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