Novatel Wireless Supplies Its Dual-Carrier HSPA+ Ovation MC545 USB Device to DNA in Finland

By Novatel Wireless Inc., PRNE
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SAN DIEGO, June 30, 2011 -

Novatel Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVTL), a leading provider of
wireless broadband solutions, today announced that the Dual-Carrier
HSPA+ (DC-HSPA+) Ovation™ MC545 has been launched with the Finnish
operator DNA and is available on their network.

“Novatel Wireless DC-HSPA+ USB modem — in Finland known as DNA
Mokkula MC545 — has already proven to be a best-seller on our
next-generation network,” said Ville Partanen, DNA’s product
manager for data products. “The Ovation MC545 brings new mobile
broadband services to our customers supporting fast and reliable
mobile broadband in the most compact form factor.”

Continuing Novatel Wireless’ design legacy with a focus on
functionality, reliability, leading edge technology and innovative
sleek style, the Ovation MC545 modem is today acknowledged as the
most compact and light-weight DC-HSPA+ USB modem in the market

The Ovation MC545 supports the 900,1900 and 2100 MHz frequency
bands and is designed to provide connectivity virtually anywhere to
check email, download rich multimedia content and stay connected to
family, friends and coworkers. The Ovation MC545 offers
unprecedented speed and advanced antenna technologies to maximize
data throughput and operating range. Featuring Novatel Wireless’
MobiLink 3 auto install connection manager, memory storage of up to
32GB via MicroSDHC and backward compatibility with HSPA
technologies, the Ovation MC545 provides a total solution for ultra
fast mobile broadband connectivity.

“We are excited to assist DNA with their roll-out of DC-HSPA+
service in Finland,” said Rob Hadley, CMO of Novatel Wireless.
“DNA’s focus on providing easy-to-use and cost-effective mobile
broadband solutions for consumers and enterprises is a great fit
with our leading DC-HSPA+ USB modem and we look forward to
supporting DNA with a successful roll-out of next-generation

The Ovation MC545 is based on the 3GPP Release 8 standard.
DC-HSPA+ supports theoretical peak downlink data rates of up to 42
Mbps and 5.7 Mbps on the uplink, allowing carriers to easily
upgrade their existing infrastructure equipment to achieve
significantly higher bandwidths.

About DNA

DNA Ltd is a Finnish telecommunications company providing
high-quality, state-of-the-art voice, data and TV services to
private customers and corporations. DNA’s turnover amounted to EUR
690 million
in 2010, while its profit totaled EUR 65 million. DNA
has over 3 million mobile communications and fixed-network customer
contracts. For further information, please visit href="">

About Novatel Wireless

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development
of intelligent wireless solutions based on 2G, 3G and 4G
technologies providing wireless connectivity.  The Company
delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors,
retailers, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Novatel Wireless’
Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products, software, USB modems, embedded
modules and smart M2M modules provide innovative anywhere, anytime
communications solutions for consumers and enterprises.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed
on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit href="">

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) 2011 Novatel Wireless, Inc.  All rights reserved.
 The Novatel Wireless name and logo, as well as Ovation and
MobiLink are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc.  Other
Company, product or service names mentioned herein are the
trademarks of their respective owners.

    Contacts:  Charlotte Rubin      Cara Sloman
               Novatel Wireless     Nadel Phelan
               +1-858-812-3431      +1-831-440-2411


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