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SaskTel to Offer Global 4G and 4G LTE MiFi 6630 by Novatel Wireless in Saskatchewan Canada

MiFi 6630 offers 4G LTE mobile broadband to SaskTel's 618,000+ subscriber base

Powerful mobile hotspot addresses growing demand for Internet access and wireless connectivity throughout the region

SAN DIEGO and REGINA, Saskatchewan, July 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc., (Nasdaq:MIFI), a leading provider of wireless solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that its latest MiFi® brand mobile hotspot, model MiFi 6630, is available beginning today with SaskTel, provider of Saskatchewan, Canada's most advanced 4G LTE wireless network.

The new MiFi 6630, based on the award-winning MiFi 6600 series family, is a powerful mobile hotspot, designed for customers looking for super-fast wireless broadband connectivity.

Global-ready and unlocked for use with international SIMs in over 250 countries, the MiFi 6630 provides average speeds between 5 and 40 Mbps and is powered by QUALCOMM® Chipset MDM9225 (NASDAQ:QCOM), the same chipset used in the Apple iPhone® 6 series, supporting more LTE bands than other mobile hotspots in its class. The MiFi 6630 offers simultaneous connectivity for up to 15 devices, is capable of up to 20 hours of use on a single charge, and uniquely doubles as a charger for devices such as smartphones and tablets without compromising performance.

The MiFi 6630 also comes equipped with advanced enterprise-grade security features including anti-spoofing and filtering controls and supports more than eight LTE bands for connectivity in over 200 countries.

This latest generation MiFi series has already received industry awards and Editors' Choice selections. PC Magazine noted it has "almost everything you could want from a mobile hotspot," while CNET called it "super easy to use" and commended it for best user experience with its "helpful touchscreen interface [and] great feature set."

"We are very excited with the upcoming launch of the MiFi 6630 on the SaskTel network," said John Carney, EVP Sales and Marketing for Novatel Wireless. "The team designed an award-winning platform and the market feedback has been incredible – from excellent quality and reliability ratings to editors' choice awards, the capabilities of the MiFi 6630 make it the ultimate connectivity tool for Canadians on the go or around the globe."

"SaskTel has made significant investments to provide wireless services across Saskatchewan," said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. "The addition of the MiFi 6630 by Novatel Wireless empowers customers with reliable, high quality, high bandwidth mobile data access."

SaskTel wireless services currently covers 98% of the Saskatchewan population. SaskTel also provides continuous infrastructure investments to enhance their 4G LTE coverage that serves both urban and rural communities.

The new MiFi 6630 will be available at SaskTel stores and authorized dealers, online at www.sasktel.com, or by phone at 1-800-SASKTEL.

About Novatel Wireless

Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIFI) is a leader in the design and development of M2M wireless solutions based on 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, USB modems, Expedite® and Enabler embedded modules, Mobile Tracking Solutions, and Asset Tracking Solutions. These innovative products provide anywhere, anytime communications solutions for consumers and enterprises. Novatel Wireless is headquartered in San Diego, California. http://www.novatelwireless.com. @MiFi (Twitter)

MiFi is a registered trademark of Novatel Wireless, Inc. – the creators and patent holders of MiFi technology.

About SaskTel

SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 618,000 wireless accesses, 437,000 wireline network accesses, 258,000 Internet accesses and over 103,000 maxTV™ subscribers. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries offer a wide range of ICT products and services including competitive voice, data and Internet services, wireless data services, maxTV services, data centre services, cloud-based services, security monitoring services, advertising services, and international software and consulting services. SaskTel and its wholly owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.

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.

CONTACT: Editorial Contacts: For Novatel Wireless Anette Gaven agaven@nvtl.com 619.993.3058 For Sasktel Tara Tibeau Tara.tibeau@sasktel.com 306.777.4548

Source:Novatel Wireless, Inc.