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Novatel Wireless Integrates Alcatel-Lucent Nonstop Laptop Guardian Security Technology Into MiFi 2352

(EMAILWIRE.COM, February 27, 2009 ) PARIS & SAN DIEGO -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris: ALU)(NYSE: ALU) and Novatel Wireless Inc., (Nasdaq:NVTL) a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced the Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian enterprise security and management solution will be ported to operate on MiFi 2352, an HSPA version of Novatel Wireless' innovative Intelligent Mobile Hotspot product. This integration highlights the unique capability of Novatel to deliver innovative wireless data solutions and of the Alcatel-Lucent Nonstop Laptop Guardian (NLG) solution solution to be delivered as a software application through third-party products.

MiFi 2352 is a mobile wireless broadband device that enables high-speed Internet connectivity that can be easily shared between multiple users and Wi-Fi devices such as laptops, cameras, gaming devices and multimedia players. The MiFi product line makes it possible for large and small enterprises and home office workers to secure, control and manage wireless connections. MiFi is a robust platform capable of hosting third-party applications, such as the Bell Labs-developed Nonstop Laptop Guardian. MiFi and NLG combined extend the reach and control of the enterprise when dealing with remote mobile communications devices.

The Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess 3500 NLG consists of a secure, always-on computing system that helps enterprises overcome the mobile blindspot -- where enterprises have no visibility or control over the location, use or configuration of employee laptops. With this technology, enterprises have 24/7 access to employee laptops - enabling them to protect the data and manage the laptop even if the laptop is turned off.

"Integrating the security capabilities of the Nonstop Laptop Guardian with Novatel Wireless' MiFi 2352 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot produces a revolutionary, secure mobile computing solution for the mobile workforce," said Peter Leparulo, Chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless. "The combination of Alcatel-Lucent's strong relationships with carriers and channels on the solutions side, together with Novatel Wireless' proven track record with carriers delivering innovative solutions for wireless data, will create a force multiplier in the market." The new offer will be sold through carriers, service providers and through Alcatel-Lucent business partners globally.

The Nonstop Laptop Guardian solution includes remote troubleshooting, management, protection and data "remote kill" functionalities that effectively eliminate all data from a lost or stolen laptop and therefore protect corporate information. It also enables IT to remotely patch employee laptops anytime, anywhere for fast response to security threats. Through interoperable encryption solutions, the Nonstop Laptop Guardian renders the laptop's data readable only through the use of an encryption key located on the MiFi device, which can be disabled or re-enabled over the air by the corporate IT manager for patch management, remote back-ups, end-policy enforcement and control, and whole disk encryption solutions.

"Partnering with Novatel Wireless and leveraging the unique MiFi platform introduces a 24/7, Intelligent Mobile Hotspot solution to customers, demonstrating the core competency of the Nonstop Laptop Guardian: first rate security software solutions," said Tom Burns, president Alcatel-Lucent enterprise activities. "With Novatel Wireless, we are providing a product and go-to-market approach that changes the way the mobile workforce operates, giving businesses the advantage of always-on protection and management for laptops."

About Novatel Wireless

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G WCDMA (HSPA & UMTS), CDMA and GSM technologies. Novatel Wireless' USB modems, embedded modules, Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products and software enable high-speed wireless Internet access on leading wireless data networks. The Company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. 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) 2009 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name, logo and MiFi are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

About Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions that to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com


SOURCE: Novatel Wireless Inc. and Alcatel-Lucent

Novatel WirelessPatty Goodwin, 858-431-3726 pr@nvtl.comorNadel Phelan, Mike Kelly831-440-2403Michael@nadelphelan.comorAlcatel-LucentMary Ward, 908-582-7658maryward@alcatel-lucent.com

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