Novatel Wireless Demonstrates Internet-Based GPS at Mobile Location Services 2007

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, May 17, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless Inc., (Nasdaq:NVTL) today announced the demonstration of Internet-Based GPS on a notebook computer using QUALCOMM's gpsOneXTRA Assistance(TM) technology. The live demonstration will be running on a Dell ATG laptop, using the Novatel EU870D module.

QUALCOMM's gpsOneXTRA Assistance technology, supported as part of the gpsOne(R) solution on select Mobile Station Modem(TM) (MSM(TM)) chipsets, provides enhanced operation for Standalone-GPS by enabling a user to download a small assistance data file through a brief Internet access session. The gpsOneXTRA Assistance technology provides benefits such as a faster time-to-fix and operation, indoors and in challenging environments for up to seven days. This technology completes the Novatel GPS WorldService(SM) portfolio of Novatel Multimode GPS(TM) solutions for OEMs, Carriers, Software Companies and Enterprises.

Novatel now has a fast GPS solution for HSDPA networks, enabling all of its OEM Notebook customers to make use of Novatel GPS WorldService. QUALCOMM's gpsOneXTRA Assistance completes Novatel's sixth GPS protocol finalizing the MultiMode GPS solution in its Secure GPS FastFix(TM) solution for Novatel's carrier and OEM partners. With Novatel Multimode GPS solutions, gpsOneXTRA Assistance fills a gap between standalone GPS and the high-speed precision carrier MS-Based and MS-Assisted solutions.

"QUALCOMM's solution is ideal for customers who want to dramatically improve standalone GPS performance," said Rob Hadley, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Novatel Wireless. "We are excited to be demonstrating this technology at MLS, and expect to see great applications emerge as developers leverage this new GPS functionality."

An Independent Software Vendor (ISV) can make use of gpsOneXTRA Assistance and the other MultiMode GPS services through Novatel's MobiLink Gold WorldService SDK. With this SDK, ISVs and IT departments can design Location Based Applications that make use of OEM Notebooks without any special gear.

Novatel first demonstrated gpsOneXTRA Assistance technology at CTIA 2007 in Orlando, Florida. For more information, please visit


Novatel Wireless, Inc. is revolutionizing wireless communications. The company is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G WCDMA (HSDPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless' Merlin(TM) PC Cards and ExpressCards, Expedite(R) Embedded Modules, MobiLink(TM) Communications Software Suite, Ovation(TM) Fixed Mobile Convergence Products and Conversa(TM) Software Suite enable high-speed wireless access. The company delivers innovative 3G solutions to operators, distributors 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) 2007 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless logo, Merlin, Expedite, MobiLink, Ovation and Conversa are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. QUALCOMM and gpsOne are registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. gpsOneXTRA Assistance, Mobile Station Modem and MSM are trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Novatel Wireless Inc.

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