Novatel Wireless Receives FCC Certification for Next-Generation USB Micro Modem

SAN DIEGO, Sep 23, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless(TM), Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced it has received Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification for a new wireless data micro modem that holds the distinction of being the world's smallest USB modem.

Optimized for EVDO Rev. A networks in North America, the third generation modem is designed to provide high speed Internet connectivity for any device with a Type-A USB port including notebooks, desktops, tablet PCs and PDAs. The modem features integrated file storage capabilities via MicroSD and will ship enabled with onboard GPS capabilities.

"We are very pleased to have received regulatory approval for our next-generation USB micro modem offering, as we reach another milestone in introducing new products into our core market," said Peter Leparulo, chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless.

This latest addition to the Novatel Wireless product portfolio is expected to be available in Q4 through Novatel Wireless's tier-one operator customers.


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' MerlinTM 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)

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