Novatel Wireless MiFi 4510 and Ovation MC 551 USB Launch on Open Mobile's LTE Network

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SAN DIEGO and PUERTO RICO, April 23, 2012 - Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL), a provider of wireless broadband access solutions, and Open Mobile, a leading telecommunications company operating throughout Puerto Rico, today announced the launch of Novatel Wireless' award winning products, the 4G LTE MiFi® 4510 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot and Ovation™ MC 551 USB modem on Open Mobile's LTE network, furthering a new era in the mobile broadband market to benefit customers on the island.

"Our partnership with Novatel Wireless to launch the newest mobile broadband solutions in Puerto Rico further validates our commitment to deliver the most attractive service offering to our customers," said Federico Grosso, president of Open Mobile. "We're excited to introduce Puerto Ricans to the Ovation MC 551 modem and the Novatel Wireless MiFi 4510 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, offering them the convenience of portable Wi-Fi access at lightening fast speeds."

The MiFi 4510 is a 4G version of the Novatel Wireless MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, building on innovation and design, proven performance and industry-leading user experience that enables wireless and secure Internet connectivity from virtually anywhere. The MiFi 4510 allows businesses and consumers to create a personal Wi-Fi cloud capable of sharing the high-speed Internet connectivity with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously. About the size of a stack of credit cards, it offers proven performance and industry-leading flexibility, convenience and reliability. New features include an integrated status display on the device showing signal strength, roaming, battery level and number of connected devices.

The Ovation MC 551 4G LTE Modem is a high-performing USB modem with a compact design and industry-leading flexibility, convenience and reliability. It is a slim and compact 4G LTE USB modem providing LTE peak download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and peak upload speeds of up to 50 Mbps. The modem contains a Novatel Wireless proprietary internal advanced antenna design optimized for best performance.

"We are excited to add Open Mobile to our growing number of leading operators worldwide offering 4G mobile broadband solutions," said Rob Hadley, CMO, Novatel Wireless. "With the MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot and our Ovation modem, Open Mobile is providing its clients with unrivaled high speed Internet access virtually anywhere they work or play."

Novatel Wireless' distribution partner in Puerto Rico is Brightpoint.

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