Novatel Wireless Announces Initial Commercial Shipments of First Voice and Data Ovation(TM) 3G Multimedia Application Console

SAN DIEGO, Sep 23, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announced it has begun commercial shipments of its Ovation MCU1200(TM), the first model in the Ovation(TM) Family of 3G Multimedia Application Consoles to offer voice and 3G data capabilities.

Ovation is a portfolio of stand-alone desktop consoles that unifies wireless wide area networking (WWAN), wireless local area networking (WLAN) and circuit switched cellular voice. The Ovation MCU1200 provides small office/home office (SOHO), enterprise and residential markets in Europe and Asia with cost-effective access to voice and broadband data services.

The Conversa software suite in the Ovation MCU1200 is designed to support unique features that provide a rich end-user experience and optimize performance of the console through the following:

-- Broadband WWAN Internet access -- Conversa provides user-friendly and secure wireless broadband access to the Internet, email, corporate networks and virtual private networks

-- Advanced device networking -- without replacing existing equipment, Conversa allows SOHO, enterprise and residential users to connect multiple devices, including landline telephones, desktop PCs or laptops to wireless broadband Internet access, fax machines and other WLAN-enabled peripheral devices from every office or room

-- Analog voice calling -- Conversa will enable voice calling from landline or cordless telephones using voice over GSM circuit switch, providing an alternative to landline phone service

-- Embedded Print Server Support -- through an embedded software application, Conversa allows SOHO, enterprise and residential users to manager multiple printers

-- Location flexibility -- leveraging Conversa, the Ovation MCU1200 provides wireless carriers with added flexibility for location based billing and comprehensive device management features

-- Advanced security firewalls -- Conversa enables enterprises to safely share files and securely access email, the Internet and corporate information

"As the first developer of an advanced voice and broadband data application console, Novatel Wireless continues to pioneer fixed-mobile convergence and core technology advances," said Peter Leparulo, chief executive officer for Novatel Wireless. "Carriers across Europe and Asia now have the capability to offer a state-of-the-art, converged 3G solution, allowing them to compete in the fixed voice and data broadband market. Novatel Wireless will continue to develop innovative broadband converged products that address the needs of global carriers and subscribers alike."

About Ovation Family of 3G Multimedia Application Consoles Powered by Conversa

The Ovation Family of 3G Multimedia Application Consoles is a portfolio of stand-alone desktop consoles integrated with GSM, UMTS and 802.11b/g to provide broadband data and voice communications and the delivery of multimedia applications. Ovation is powered by Conversa, a software suite developed by Novatel Wireless that offers broadband WWAN Internet access, advanced WLAN networking, analog voice calling and intelligent routing depending on quality of service and cost, multimedia application support, advanced security firewalls and protocol flexibility.

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About Novatel Wireless, Inc.

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions. Novatel Wireless' Merlin(TM) PC Cards, Expedite(TM) Embedded Modems, Freedom Box(TM) Ruggedized Modems, MobiLink(TM) Communications Software Suite, Ovation(TM) 3G Multimedia Application Console and Conversa(TM) Software Suite enable high-speed wireless access to personal, corporate and public information. The company delivers innovative 3G solutions to operators, distributors and vertical markets worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. (NVTLG)

(C) 2005 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless logo, Merlin, Expedite, Freedom Box, MobiLink, Ovation, Ovation MCU1000 and Conversa are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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.

SOURCE: Novatel Wireless, Inc.

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