Novatel Wireless Appoints Greg England as Vice President of Sales and General Manager for EMEA

SAN DIEGO, Dec 15, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Novatel Wireless, Inc., (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announced that Greg England has joined the Company as vice president of sales and general manager for EMEA.

Mr. England has served in executive marketing, sales and general management capacities for a variety of global manufacturing and technology companies. He brings to Novatel Wireless more than 10 years as a proven achiever in the mobile telecommunications industry alone. Having served in numerous senior executive roles, Mr. England also has in-depth experience in overall management with proven success in forging strategic relationships with some of the leading mobile operators and equipment manufacturers in the world.

"We are thrilled to have Greg's drive, creativity and integrity at Novatel Wireless," said Peter Leparulo, chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless. "His deep technical and strategic expertise in wireless technologies and mobile applications and established reputation for delivering results, will complement the energy and dedication of all those here at Novatel as we continue to grow our EMEA business."

He comes to the Company most recently as vice president and general manager for GN Netcom, which develops and manufactures hands-free communications solutions. Prior to GN, Greg worked in various capacities at Palm, Motorola and Viasystems.

Greg earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Loughborough University of Technology in England.


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.

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