4G LTE Novatel Wireless U679 Turbo Stick Launches Today with Bell

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SAN DIEGO and MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Sept. 22, 2011 /- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL), a provider of wireless broadband access solutions, and Bell today announced the launch of the 4G LTE Novatel Wireless U679 Turbo Stick (also known as the  Ovation™ MC 679 USB modem) on Bell Mobility's new 4G LTE network. The 4G LTE Novatel Wireless U679 offers Bell Mobility customers in LTE coverage areas mobile Internet download speeds as fast as 75 Megabits per second (Mbps) with typical speeds ranging between 12 and 25 Mbps and up to 100 Mbps as the platform evolves.

"The desire to leverage the latest 4G LTE speeds on-the-go is a palpable and growing trend in many markets today," said Rob Hadley, CMO, Novatel Wireless. "We are proud to launch on Bell's new 4G LTE network our cutting edge 4G LTE Novatel Wireless U679 Turbo Stick and believe Bell Mobility customers will applaud its speed, compact design and ease-of-use."

The 4G LTE Novatel Wireless U679 - the slimmest and most compact 4G LTE USB modem on the market today - comes equipped with an internal MIMO receive antenna, for optimal performance when users need it most and is backwards compatible to both Dual Carrier HSPA+ networks offering speeds up to 42 Mbps (typical between 7 and 14 Mbps) or HSPA+ offering speeds up to 21 Mbps (typical between 3.5 and 8 Mbps).

Bell's 4G LTE network is the first and only Canadian LTE network to offer customers Dual Carrier 42 Mbps speeds when outside of LTE coverage areas.

"Launching our new 4G LTE network in some of Canada's most populous areas including the Waterloo region innovation hub and the country's largest wireless market in the Toronto area, demonstrates Bell's commitment to the continued growth of the country's wireless ecosystem," said Adel Bazerghi, Senior Vice President of Products at Bell Mobility. "With award-winning innovation, proven performance and reliability associated with the Novatel Wireless design, we're excited to introduce our customers to the 4G LTE Novatel Wireless U679 — delivering 4G LTE speeds in a small and efficient form factor."

Compatible with both Windows® and Mac® operating systems, the easy to use plug-and-play 4G LTE Novatel Wireless U679 Turbo Stick is available at Bell stores and online for $59.95 on a three year term or for $199.95 with no term.

Please visit Bell.ca/LTE for more details or to purchase the device.

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