Centennial First to Launch Novatel Wireless MiFi(TM) 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot in Puerto Rico
SAN DIEGO and SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Jan 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, and Centennial, one of the largest providers of wireless communication services and business solutions to customers in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, today announced the launch of the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot in Puerto Rico.
The MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot creates a portable, personal cloud of high-speed Internet connectivity that can be shared between multiple users and up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices such as laptops, MIDs, UMPCs, smartphones, cameras, gaming devices or portable media players. The MiFi platform provides unrivaled ease-of-use combined with the innovative ability to connect to the Internet, without tethering, from anywhere there is a cellular connection, including moving vehicles.
The functionality of the MiFi 2200 benefits many market segments, such as participants of study groups, families on vacation or on a weekend trip, or professionals at off-site meetings and trade shows. It can even become the main Internet connection for a small business. "With the MiFi 2200, our customers can share the reliability and high-speed Internet connectivity of the Centennial network at a very affordable price. We are very excited to be the first ones to deliver this amazing product in Puerto Rico," commented Moira Tamayo, Vice President of Marketing for Centennial Puerto Rico.
"As demand for innovative mobility solutions for business and personal use grows, working with leading carriers such as Centennial will help to expand the reach of our solutions to all corners of the globe," said Rob Hadley, CMO, Novatel Wireless. "We look forward to working with Centennial to provide solutions for high-speed, reliable mobile Internet access for users anywhere they need it."
Among the most convenient features of this GPS-enabled device are: a streamlined form factor, a rechargeable lithium ion battery that lasts up to four hours of active use on a single charge; auto-install and auto-connectivity; 30-foot range of network coverage and built-in security. It allows wireless and secure Internet connectivity, and is perfect for travelling whether in business or mere pleasure.
The MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot is already available at all Centennial's stores in the island, at a cost of $99 with a two-year contract. For more information on these offers, visit Centennial's webpage at www.centennialpr.com or call 787-717-9500.
Centennial Communications is a leading provider of regional wireless and integrated communications services in the United States and Puerto Rico with approximately 1.1 million wireless subscribers and 694,900 access lines and equivalents. Centennial Puerto Rico owns and operates wireless networks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and provides facilities-based integrated voice, data and Internet solutions. AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced on November 6, 2009 that it had completed its acquisition of Centennial. For more information regarding Centennial in Puerto Rico, please visit our website http://www.centennialpr.com/.
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)
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