Novatel Wireless Partners with Quatenus and Optimus for Telematics Market in Portugal

  Novatel Wireless Partners with Quatenus and Optimus for Telematics Market in
  Portugal

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for Best-in-Class Insurance Telematics Services

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- April 16, 2013

Novatel Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVTL), a leading provider of intelligent
wireless solutions, today announced that its MT 3050 device has been selected
by Quatenus, a leading Portuguese Systems Integrator, to be integrated into
its front-end application platform and bundled with M2M subscription SIM
services from Optimus, one of Portugal’s largest mobile operators. The total
plug-and-play solution is a powerful, all inclusive, cost-effective package
which reduces up-front costs for insurance telematics and fleet management
applications with easy installation, industry-leading small form factor and a
simple user-interface from any browser, smartphone or via SMS.

“The MT 3050 is a proven platform for insurance telematics and fleet
management providers who are looking for information on the vehicle, vehicle
location, mileage control and/or driver behavior, enabling productivity
improvements and cost reductions for customers,” said Joe Peterson, VP of M2M
sales at Novatel Wireless. “Unlike wired telematics devices, the innovative
plug-and-play device with internal antennas removes vehicle installation costs
and associated vehicle out-of-service time, thereby lowering total up-front
costs.”

The solution was initially developed for the leading Portuguese car fleet
leasing company, LeasePlan, who manages over 75,000 vehicles, and is now being
promoted among other customers across different geographies in Europe, Africa
and Latin America.

“The MT 3050 is a versatile mobile tracking device ideal for the front-end
telematics platform we’re offering to provide the needed information on
safety/security and roadside assistance, vehicle servicing and driver behavior
management,” said João P. Alexandre, Director at Quatenus. ”We expect our
customers to realize great productivity improvements, increased safety and
cost reductions as a result of this innovative program,” Mr. Alexandre
continued.

“We are pleased to partner with both Novatel Wirelessand Quatenus to offer
the most comprehensive and innovative telematics solution in the market,” said
Carlos Lourenco, head of M2M at Optimus. “At Optimus we are particularly
focused on providing the best-in-class services leveraged by our Jasper M2M
platform, and this partnership is a prime example of our continued efforts in
advancing the market to bring our customers the solutions they need.”

The MT 3050 offers advanced capabilities for onboard telematics, driver
behavior, and vehicle security. The MT 3050 features Novatel Wireless’
on-board rules engine that supports customer-defined exception-based rules for
applications such as ignition, geo-fencing, trip reporting and other events.
It also features integrated disconnect alert supported by an in-device backup
battery has built-in threshold events to capture metrics critical to effective
fleet and insurance monitoring such as excessive engine speed, rapid
acceleration, harsh braking, speed violations, and excessive idling. The
solution also reports, in real time, information such as location, trips, stop
points, chronologies, events and vehicles’ states and statistics, making it
the most sophisticated telematics solution available in Portugal.

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. The
company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors,
retailers, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Product lines include MiFi®
Intelligent Mobile Hotspots, Ovation™ USB modems, Expedite® embedded modules,
Enfora® Mobile Tracking Solutions, Enfora Asset Tracking Solutions, and
Expedite smart M2M modules. These innovative products provide 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.nvtl.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) 2013 Novatel Wireless, Inc. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name
and logo and Enfora are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other Company,
product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their
respective owners.

About Quatenus

Quatenus International is a company of the Group SINFIC, S.A. Their main focus
is innovation and development of dedicated products in the area of Real-time
Monitoring, M2M, Control and Management of Geo-referenced Information which
can be applied to any kind of assets, either fixed or movable, that are
critical for the business performance of a company. These assets may be pieces
of equipment/hardware, people and teams. Quatenus International offers its
partners and customers a wide array of services through a SaaS-based model
centered on its own datacenters, and ensure that the contracted service levels
are maintained. Quatenus is focused mainly on 4 action lines, namely: Product
development, maintenance and innovation; Management and operational control of
technical and technological infrastructures that support Quatenus SaaS
services; After-sales service that provides support to business partners and
final clients as needed; Business expansion, market analysis, search and
certification as well as management of partners’ network.

Quatenus Core Platform

A totally integrated global localization platform that automatically processes
and provides real-time information to control and manage all types of assets
relevant for a company such as fixed assets, movable assets and teams as well
as monitoring of critical levels of fluids in tanks (e.g. fuel). Additionally,
it allows the remote management of performance levels for equipment units
installed and operating in scattered locations, providing a global overview of
your assets. Quatenus has offices all over in Europe, Africa and South
America.

About Optimus Connect

Optimus Connect is the B2B brand of the Portuguese mobile operator, Optimus,
created exclusively to operate in the M2M communications solutions market.
Being a market leader in the Portugal, Optimus Connect was set up with the
goal of becoming a world-class service provider in the M2M market. Optimus
Connect provides a large range of B2B mobile communication services specially
designed to ensure a comprehensive solution for the M2M needs of different
vertical businesses, in a simple and reliable way. These best-in-class
services, together with a senior and comprehensive team of specialists, ensure
the best results with credible and robust solutions, promoting increased
efficiency and productivity.

Contact:

Novatel Wireless
Charlotte Rubin, +1 (858) 812-3431
crubin@nvtl.com
 
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