July 18, 2007

Novatel Wireless Introduces Next Generation HSUPA USB Mobile Data Modem for Fixed and Mobile Environments

Ovation MC950D HSUPA USB Modem Combines the World's Smallest Form Factor with Cutting Edge 3G Technology to Provide Unprecedented Broadband User Experience

SAN DIEGO, Jul 18, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc., (Nasdaq:NVTL) a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced the Ovation MC950D USB Modem, a HSUPA Mobile Broadband device that carries the distinction of being the world's smallest HSUPA USB modem. The MC950D also delivers marquis performance with upload and downlink speeds that meet or exceed traditional home DSL and cable modems.

Optimized for HSPA and EDGE/GPRS worldwide networks, the Ovation MC950D is a tri-band HSPA and quad band EDGE/GPRS modem designed to be extremely durable and fit comfortably in any pocket. For use in the home, at the office, or on the road, the MC950D provides instant on-the-go mobile broadband access to surf the net, check email, access important business documents and much more.

"The MC950D is the embodiment of innovation and a testament to the unparalleled prowess of Novatel's engineering," said Rob Hadley, senior vice president, worldwide sales & marketing for Novatel Wireless. "With the introduction of the MC950D, Novatel Wireless continues to push the envelope in design and performance, providing consumers with the ultimate mobile broadband experience."

With support for 7.2 Mbps downlink speeds and 2.1 Mbps uplink upon launch, the MC950D offers users notably faster speeds than legacy mobile data modems.

The Ovation MC950D packs an impressive assortment of features into its miniature form factor, including fully integrated diversity antennae, receiver diversity and equalizer support to improve performance in noisy and highly mobile environments. Mobilink(TM) Lite Connection Manager Software is pre-installed on the device, significantly improving the user's out-of-box experience by eliminating the need to install drivers from a CD.

The Ovation MC950D is currently in the final stages of testing with leading carriers throughout EMEA, and is expected to be commercially available this quarter through a variety of Novatel Wireless's new and existing tier-one operator customers.

ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS

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 (HSPA & 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 Internet 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 www.novatelwireless.com. (NVTL)

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 www.sec.gov) 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.

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