Novatel 4G LTE And WiMAX MiFi Hotspots Win At CTIA 2011

Novatel Wireless has won the 2011 CTIA Emerging Technology Awards under the Mobile Consumer Electronics Accessories category for its 4G MiFi Intelligent Hotspots, the LTE MiFi 4510 and the WiMAX MiFi 4082. The MiFi devices create a mobile hotspot that allows up to five different devices to connect and are about the size of a credit card.

The newest MiFi Intelligent Hotspots support 4G networks like WiMAX and LTE and take your typical hotspot to the next level. Each device comes with an external e-link display that shows battery level, signal strength, and how many devices are connected. They also come with a MicroSD slot, GPS functionality, and depending on the carrier it might come preloaded with MiFi OS widgets and application support.

"The CTIA Emerging Technology awards serve as a benchmark for success across several competitive industries and validate the dedication and hard work of the entire Novatel Wireless organization," said chief marketing officer for Novatel Wireless, Rob Hadley. "We are very excited to be assisting our carrier customers with their 4G roll-outs with our innovative and high-performing solutions."

Press Release:

Novatel Wireless 4G LTE and WiMAX MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspots Win 2011

CTIA Emerging Technology Award

SAN DIEGO and ORLANDO (CTIA Wireless Booth #3416) – March 24, 2011 ­ Novatel

Wireless (NASDAQ: NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions,

today announced that its 4G MiFi® Intelligent Mobile Hotspots — the LTE

MiFi 4510 and WiMAX MiFi 4082 — have been recognized as winners in the 2011

CTIA Emerging Technology Awards in the Mobile Consumer Electronics:

Accessories category.

The MiFi device is the world's first intelligent mobile hotspot, a credit

card sized gadget that creates a portable hotspot for up to five

devices/users to access high-speed mobile broadband. The latest incarnations

of the MiFi leverage new 4G networks, including WiMAX and LTE technologies.

The new 4G MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspots goes beyond basic connectivity

to provide advanced mobile broadband functionality for anyone looking to

stay connected on-the-go. The MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot comes with GPS

functionality, removable storage via a microSD slot and depending on carrier

configuration, comes preloaded with MiFi OS with on-board widgets and

application support. The 4G MiFi devices also features an external e-Ink

display with status indicators for battery, signal strength and number of

connected devices.

"The CTIA Emerging Technology awards serve as a benchmark for success across

several competitive industries and validate the dedication and hard work of

the entire Novatel Wireless organization," said Rob Hadley, chief marketing

officer for Novatel Wireless. "We are very excited to be assisting our

carrier customers with their 4G roll-outs with our innovative and

high-performing solutions."

The sixth annual CTIA Emerging Technology Awards program is designed to

provide industry recognition and exposure to the best wireless products and

services in the marketplace. More than 300 entries were judged by a panel of

media and industry analysts and scored on innovation, functionality,

technological importance, implementation and overall ³wow² factor.

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 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) 2011 Novatel Wireless, Inc. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless

name and logo, MiFi, and MiFi OS are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc.

Other Company, product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks

of their respective owners.

[via PR Newswire]