Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key Launches on TELUS' 4G LTE Wireless Network

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SAN DIEGO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 10, 2012 - Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL), a provider of wireless broadband access solutions, and TELUS, a leading telecommunications company in Canada, today announced the launch of the Ovation™ MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key on TELUS' new, blazing fast 4G LTE network. The slim and compact Ovation MC679 by Novatel Wireless will give TELUS customers their first chance to experience the LTE difference on their laptops, and enjoy downloading music, video and work files in the blink of an eye.

"There is a growing demand in the market for portable and convenient 4G speed technologies," said Rob Hadley, CMO, Novatel Wireless. "We're excited to launch our industry leading Ovation MC679 on the new TELUS 4G LTE network with the slimmest and most compact 4G LTE USB modem on the market today."

The Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet key comes equipped with multiple internal antennas for optimal performance when users need it most. With the launch of TELUS' 4G LTE network, TELUS customers using the Ovation MC679 will experience blazing-fast LTE download speeds with average typical speeds ranging between 12 and 25 Mbps. In TELUS' non-LTE zones, TELUS customers will experience typical downloads speeds between 7 and 14 Mbps in DC HSPA+ zones (covering 73 percent of Canadians) and between 3.5 and 8 Mbps on TELUS' HSPA+ network coast-to-coast.

"TELUS is committed to providing the most advanced mobile broadband devices with an extensive, advanced 4G wireless network," said Brent Johnston, vice-president, Mobility Solutions at TELUS. "We're excited to introduce our customers to the 4G LTE Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 — delivering lightning fast speeds in a small and efficient form factor.  And with a TELUS Mobile High Speed Flex Plan, our customers can experience its remarkable data capabilities worry-free."

Compatible with Windows®, Mac® and Linux® operating systems, the easy to use plug-and-play Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 is available in TELUS stores, online and with retail partners on February 10th, 2012. TELUS will provide a free Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key with a three year contract.

Please visit http://www.novatelwireless.com/content/pdf/MC679_Datasheet_Rev2.pdf for more details on the device.

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