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Novatel Wireless Announces Successful HSPA+ Dual-Carrier Data Transmission with Qualcomm's MDM8220 Chipset
Jan 26, 2010 (11:01 AM EST)


SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novatel Wireless , a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced that it has successfully completed the first data transmission over dual-carrier HSPA+ using Qualcomm's industry-leading MDM8220(TM) chipset. Dual-carrier HSPA+ is a network innovation that will deliver more advanced data capabilities and support more compelling applications with richer user experiences. Novatel Wireless is working with operators and plans to launch commercial data devices based on the MDM8220(TM) in the second half of 2010.

"Novatel Wireless is continuously investing in research and development to ensure that we lead the market with cutting edge wireless data solutions," said Dr. Slim Souissi, CTO, Novatel Wireless. "We are very pleased to be working closely with industry technology leader Qualcomm to achieve these technical milestones, and we look forward to continuing to evolve our product line to deliver innovative solutions to meet the needs of our customers."

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G 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.

CONTACT: Julie Cunningham of Novatel Wireless, +1-858-431-3711, pr@nvtl.com; or Cara Sloman of Nadel Phelan, +1-831-440-2411,, for Novatel Wireless

Web site: http://www.novatelwireless.com/