Novatel Wireless Provides Expanded Carrier Support for OEMs

SAN DIEGO, Jul 10, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless Inc., (Nasdaq:NVTL) a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced product enhancements that provide expanded carrier support for the next generation of platforms and applications in development by its tier-one OEM customers.

As part of today's news, Novatel announced upgrades to its broad range of HSDPA and EV-DO Rev A embedded modules with advanced wireless functionalities including antennae diversity, advanced receiver technology, increased bandwidth and throughput performance up to 7.2 Mbps. Location-based GPS functionalities have also been enhanced to support the development of innovative OEM designs.

Included in the upgraded offerings is the Novatel Expedite E725 Express Mini Card Embedded Module, having recently been approved for deployment on three leading North American networks, including two tier-one carriers. With enhanced peak downlink data rates up to 3.1 Mbps and peak upload data rates of 1.8 Mbps, these dual-band modules operate on both EV-DO and CDMA networks to provide end users with the best throughput performance available.

For HSDPA networks, Novatel announced the continued improvement of its Expedite(TM) EU860D and EU870D PCI Express Mini Card Embedded Modules. Optimized for HSDPA and UTMS Networks in Europe and North America, these modules have been recently enhanced with a 4x increase in downlink data rates up to 7.2 Mbps. The EU8X0D products are GCF and PTCRB approved and have attained accreditation on several HSDPA networks across Europe and North America.

"Network technology has evolved to the point where the user experience has improved dramatically, prompting the widespread adoption of wireless technologies by consumers and enterprise customers," said Rob Hadley, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Novatel Wireless. "To support the strong growth in 3G WAN penetration, Novatel is delivering the next generation of embedded modules that enable our OEMs to differentiate their products through the development of innovative mobile data applications for notebooks, PDAs and other mobile devices."

Novatel Wireless has the broadest EV-DO and HSDPA data product portfolio in the marketplace, including PC Cards, mini-PCI modules and Ovation consoles. By providing leading OEMs with the technology to develop next generation wireless broadband platforms and applications, Novatel is helping to drive industry growth across all vertical markets.


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. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Novatel Wireless Inc.

Nadel Phelan
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