Novatel Wireless Launches MiFi Home

  Novatel Wireless Launches MiFi Home

  New 4G LTE Converged Voice and Data MiFi Powered™ Device Drives New Era of
                          Home Voice and Data Access

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- September 25, 2013

Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leading provider of intelligent
wireless solutions, today introduces MiFi Home™, a powerful all-in-one
solution that replaces wired voice and Internet options for fast, easy phone
and 4G LTE Internet connectivity in the home, small office, and remote work
station.

One simple, fast, effective solution for all telephony and Internet needs.

MiFi Home™ delivers both digital telephone service and Internet connectivity
in one combined portable device and provides wireless carriers an alternative
to bundle voice and data rate plans and services for the home and small office
customers.

  *Keep your phone and disconnect your landline. By simply plugging an
    existing landline cordless or corded telephone into MiFi Home™, users can
    have the convenience of a reliable telephone connection without their
    landline. MiFi Home™ users can keep their current phone number or get a
    new one. And wireless carriers now can offer an alternative to legacy
    fixed line services. MiFi Home™ will even maintain the ability to make
    calls during power outages with a battery powered backup providing both
    talk and standby time.
  *Expand in-home data access. MiFi Home™ not only converges fixed line and
    wireless voice, it also features expanded capability for all in-home data
    services. It can connect up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices such as laptops,
    computers, tablets, eReaders, gaming consoles, music players, printers and
    more and also has three Ethernet ports for connecting printers and network
    storage devices.
  *Versatile solution for small businesses. MiFi Home™ is also a powerful
    solution for small businesses. Whether you need a home office, a mobile
    office or you’re setting up a temporary remote work site, MiFi Home™ can
    help businesses to stay connected with fast and simple setup. By simply
    plugging in a phone or other office devices into the Ethernet ports, the
    user has immediate access to both data and voice services including caller
    ID, call forwarding, call waiting, call holding and three-way calling.

Upgradeable to Voice over LTE (VoLTE) - Gives mobile broadband operators
time-to-market advantage for cost savings and advance service offerings.

MiFi Home™ is VoLTE-capable and is easily upgraded over-the-air with VoLTE
services upon carrier availability. By using an all-IP packet-based service
for voice and data, VoLTE not only provides significant cost savings, it will
allow operators to recover less efficient circuit switch 2G channels for
additional data capacity. Enabling simultaneous voice and data traffic on LTE
in a unified format, VoLTE provides operators with an end-to-end IP connection
between their mobile equipment and their core network. VoLTE also enables new
services such as video calling, multi-device, single number and multimedia
sharing services across mobile broadband devices.

Unprecedented ease-of-use.

Built on the MiFi technology platform, MiFi Home™ incorporates Novatel
Wireless’ expertise in human interface engineering for optimal ease-of-use and
reliability. MiFi Home™ introduces a user-friendly touch-key navigation
display, so users can see data usage, connected devices, voice and data signal
strength, backup battery life and passwords at glance. Additional security
features are supported through software improving the security of password and
encrypted data.

“We are very excited to be introducing MiFi Home, our first 4G LTE converged
voice and data solution for in-home and small office connectivity. MiFi Home
has something for everyone. MiFi Home will let users replace their landline
connections for voice and data and consolidate them into a single wireless
service. We believe MiFi Home will help open a new category of subscribers,
contribute to the continued growth of the addressable broadband market and
create a unique opportunity for carriers. We are veryproud to be launching
this product category first with Verizon with their 4G LTE Broadband Router
with Voice which was made commercially available earlier today,” said Peter
Leparulo, CEO of Novatel Wireless.

MiFi Home™ is the easiest way to connect with secure, reliable MiFi Powered™
4G LTE voice and data services. Even ahead of its introduction, Novatel
Wireless has received significant sales orders for MiFi Home™ from several
channels.

Key features include:

  *4G LTE Data and simultaneous 2G Voice
  *A-GPS for E911
  *802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  *Support for up to 10 Wi-Fi clients, 3 Ethernet Ports and 2 RJ-11 Ports
  *A unique user-friendly touch-key navigation 1.54” OLED display—see data
    usage, connected devices, voice/data signal strength, backup battery life
    and passwords at glance
  *Simple setup: Plug in your cordless or corded phone. Keep your current
    phone number or create a new one. No professional installation required.
  *Caller ID, Call forwarding, Call waiting, Call holding, Three-way calling,
    TTY-TTD, Voicemail and E911.
  *Integrated primary and diversity antenna for voice and data
  *Integrated Wi-Fi and GPS antenna
  *External antenna ports for voice and data
  *Wi-Fi security (WEP/WPA/WPA2), Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), Wi-Fi privacy
    separation
  *NAT firewall, VPN pass-through, MAC address filtering and Port filtering

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, USB modems, embedded modules, mobile tracking
solutions and asset tracking solutions. 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. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name and
logo and MiFi are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or
service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact:

Novatel Wireless
Charlotte Rubin, 858-812-3431
crubin@nvtl.com
 
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