Novatel Wireless Introduces Its LTE Embedded Modules Portfolio

In Line with Carriers' Network Roll-Out and Chipset Availability, Novatel Wireless is Announcing Readiness of the Expedite E351, Expedite E362 and Expedite E371-- Its Advanced PCle Mini Cards for Next-Generation Mobile Broadband Solutions

Jun 28, 2010, 07:00 ET from Novatel Wireless, Inc.

SAN DIEGO, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novatel Wireless, Inc., (Nasdaq: NVTL) a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today introduced the Expedite™ E351, Expedite™ E362 and Expedite™ E371 embedded modules, extending its innovative embedded mobile broadband portfolio to next-generation connectivity.

"We are seeing great market momentum from both tier-one OEMs and wireless carriers to get next-generation modules embedded in portable devices," said Rob Hadley, CMO of Novatel Wireless. "Building on our longstanding tier-one carrier and OEM relationships and adding our leading design, integration and certification expertise, we are primed to serve the market need for next-generation mobile broadband."

Developing on the proven performance of the Expedite product line, Novatel Wireless' LTE embedded modules are optimized for power efficiency, thermal performance and weight. The modules further expand service possibilities for target devices by providing enhanced GPS/GNAA capabilities, allowing users to retrieve position data for navigation and location-based applications. Additional key features include Novaspeed, which provides higher throughput via proprietary network traffic prioritization, and Novatel Wireless' superior Connection Manager – Mobilink 3 - supporting Windows 7, Vista, XP and Mac. A rich set of APIs is also available to developers through the software development kit. The solutions are powered by Qualcomm's MDM9200™ and MDM9600™ multi-mode 3G/LTE chipsets. The new modules support:

  • Expedite E351 provides multimode support for LTE and EV-DO Rev. A and backward compatibility for all CDMA networks.
  • Expedite E362 adds global roaming capabilities with support of LTE, EV-DO Rev. A, HSPA+, UMTS and backward compatibility to existing 2G and 3G GSM and CDMA networks.
  • Expedite E371 provides support for LTE with backward compatibility to dual carrier HSPA+, UMTS, EDGE and GPRS.

Novatel Wireless' suite of embedded modules provides innovative solutions to integrate high-speed data connectivity into notebooks, netbooks, tablets and other portable entertainment devices. As the leading provider of mobile broadband solutions, Novatel Wireless' embedded portfolio builds on proven performance, high efficiency and compact design offering industry-leading flexibility, convenience and reliability.

Novatel Wireless' LTE embedded modules are expected to launch commercially aligned with carriers' LTE roll-out and commercial chipset availability starting in the 2nd half of 2010.

ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G wireless technologies.  Novatel Wireless' Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products, software, USB modems and embedded modules 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 www.novatelwireless.com. (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 www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2010 Novatel Wireless.  All rights reserved.  The Novatel Wireless name and logo and MiFi® are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc.  Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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