MTS Now Offers Manitoba 4G LTE Mobile Broadband with MiFi® 2 by Novatel Wireless

  MTS Now Offers Manitoba 4G LTE Mobile Broadband with MiFi® 2 by Novatel

WSA Distributing supports technical approval of MiFi 2 with MTS, strengthening
  its role as Novatel Wireless’ premier Boutique Distributor for Operators,
                     MVNOs and Rural Carriers in Americas

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO & WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- August 13, 2014

Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leader in solutions for the Internet
of Things, and MTS (TSX: MBT), Manitoba’s leading telecommunications provider,
today announced the launch of the award-winning MiFi 2 - a 4G LTE mobile
hotspot with a feature-rich touchscreen display, offering Manitobans superior
4G LTE mobile broadband coverage and a great experience in Canada and abroad.

Powered by MTS’s 4G LTE Wireless Network, MiFi 2, by Novatel Wireless, will be
able to simultaneously move data across up to ten mobile devices at
blazing-fast speeds. More than 850,000 Manitobans have access to this
award-winning MTS 4G LTE Wireless Network which offers speeds of up to 150

MiFi 2 is the first 4G LTE mobile hotspot to join MTS’s family of mobile
broadband devices. MiFi 2 provides a vibrant interactive user interface along
with a new set of features and services that redefines how users interact and
use their mobile hotspots.

MiFi 2 allows users to enjoy all of the features they love about the patented
MiFi intelligent mobile hotspot and more, including:

  *Vibrant, 2.8” interactive color touchscreen
  *Global roaming capability
  *Easy-to-identify icons allow users to quickly access features such as
    microSD shared storage, monitoring data usage, the MiFi Media Center,
    location-based services, on-device help, password details and more
  *Long battery life (averages 16 hours of use on a single charge, even while
    streaming video)
  *Advanced security with hacker prevention features
  *Advanced design for reliable connectivity
  *Quickly connect up to 10 Wi-Fi enableddevices, including laptops, mobile
    gaming devices and tablets

MiFi 2 is available at MTS Connect stores. Pricing and plan information can be
found at


“The Novatel Wireless high-performance MiFi 2 intelligent mobile hotspot will
be a great addition to the MTS wireless device lineup,” said MTS Vice
President of Brand & Consumer Marketing, Paul Norris. “With access to
Manitoba’s most extensive 4G LTE and 4G HSPA mobile networks, MTS customers
will be able to stay connected and productive whether they’re on the job site
using a laptop, or at the cottage on a tablet.”

“WSA’s existing operator customers from our robust handset business are
expanding their business into mobile broadband data products. Our growing
sales organization is encountering rapidly growing regional operator customers
requiring quality, cost-effective 4G LTE mobile broadband access solutions,”
said Carlos Becerra, CEO/Chairman of WSA Distributing. “The Novatel Wireless
product portfolio including the award winning MiFi 2 device enables us to
offer our customers innovative and customized mobile broadband solutions that
are supported from technical approval through to commercial launch. Our
significant market presence combined with our technical expertise has
entrusted us to be Novatel Wireless’s strategic distribution partner
representing their industry-leading MiFi brand and device portfolio into
operators, rural carriers and MVNOs in the Americas.”

“As the Internet of Things continues to bring together people, processes, data
and things at an unparalleled rate, customers can trust Novatel Wireless and
the MiFi 2 to provide them and their devices with an always-secure,
always-reliable Internet connection,” said Chip Harleman, general
manager-Mobile Computing, Novatel Wireless. “Novatel Wireless’ longstanding
partnership with MTS and WSA Distributing will provide Manitobans the latest
MiFi device with 4G LTE speeds. In addition, the MiFi 2 comes equipped with
capabilities that take it well beyond pure connectivity. Whether it’s
traveling around the globe, streaming music orvideo on multiple devices,
browsing the Web,onlinegaming, or just catching up on email, the MiFi 2 will
continue to be users’ trusted mobile hotspot.”

Novatel Wireless is the inventor and patent holder of the intelligent mobile
hotspot category.

MiFi® is a registered trademark of Novatel Wireless, Inc.

About Novatel Wireless

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of M2M
wireless solutions based on 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. The Company delivers
Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud SAAS services to carriers, distributors,
retailers, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Product lines include MiFi®
Intelligent Mobile Hotspots, Ovation™ USB modems, Expedite® embedded modules,
Mobile Tracking Solutions, Asset Tracking Solutions, and Enabler 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

About MTS

MTS is the leading full-service communications provider for residential and
business customers in Manitoba. The company’s suite of products and services
include the latest in wireless technology, high-speed Internet, an
award-winning IPTV service, voice services, home security, and an extensive
range of business solutions. A technology leader, MTS operates advanced
wireless networks using the latest 4G and Wi-Fi technologies, delivering the
best coverage for Manitobans. MTS also continues to expand its world-class
fibre-to-the-home network, making MTS’s fastest Internet plans and Ultimate
TV® service available to more communities across Manitoba. MTS’s momentum is
fuelled by the knowledge, skills and spirit of its 3,000 Manitoba-based
employees. With over 100 years of operations, MTS is rooted firmly in the
community and is a proud sponsor of the MTS Centre, home to the NHL’s Winnipeg
Jets. MTS is wholly owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. which is listed on
the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on MTS’s products and services,
please visit

About WSA Distributing

WSA Distributing is one of the fastest growing providers of wireless handsets
and accessories in North America. With long-standing relationships with global
leaders in the Wireless industry, we are committed to serving you. In an
effort to build customer loyalty WSA works feverishly to deliver best in class
services in an efficient and cost effective manner.

As an authorized distributor for Novatel Wireless, Samsung, Kyocera and LG,
WSA is committed to providing excellent customer service, product
availability, fast delivery, fair pricing and honest ethical business
practices. We are confident that these qualities will benefit you as our

WSA continues to create one of the most advanced fulfillment facilities in our
industry, and your business can now benefit from our expertise. WSA has
assembled a wide-range selection of distribution and order fulfillment
services, which, as stand-alone or bundled together, create innovative, supply
chain solutions for our customers.

Since our founding in 1999, we have grown our business by focusing on the
needs of our customers, developing and maintaining close relationships with
our manufacturing partner while maintaining close attention to operational
efficiencies and costs.

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 and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2014 Novatel Wireless, Inc. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name
and logo and MiFi are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other Company,
product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their
respective owners.


Nadel Phelan
Cara Sloman, +1-831-440-2411
Novatel Wireless
John Ross, +1-858-431-3796
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