SAN DIEGO, March 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIFI), a leading global provider of solutions for the Internet of Things, today announced that its award-winning MiFi 6620 mobile hotspot is now approved to support Verizon Wireless' (NASDAQ:VZ) LTE in Rural America (LRA) program, with availability later this month.
The LRA program has made it possible for participating carriers servicing rural, remote communities with little access to reliable connectivity to offer advanced 4G LTE communication technology in unique ways and unique places. The availability of the MiFi 6620 makes it possible for customers of the LRA participating carriers to benefit from valuable services enabled by 4G LTE communications such as internet connectivity for home, school, and business use, mobile healthcare, railway communications, and reliable access to weather reports to rural farming communities.
The MiFi 6620 offers simultaneous connectivity for up to 15 devices, provides up to 20 hours of use on a single charge, and uniquely doubles as a charger for devices such as smartphones and tablets. The MiFi 6620 comes equipped with an external antenna port along with advanced enterprise-grade security features including, VPN support, anti-hacking and website filtering controls.
“We’re pleased to continue our participation in the LRA program,” said Michael Cote, Vice President of Business Development and Sales for Novatel Wireless. “The team designed an award-winning product and the market feedback has been incredible – from excellent quality and reliability ratings to editors’ choice awards, the capabilities and performance of the MiFi 6620 ensure that customers have access to the information they need, even in the most remote parts of America.”
The LRA spectrum Verizon has leased covers over 225,000 square miles in 169 rural counties across 15 states. The program has reached over 2.7 million people in the most remote areas of the country. Current LRA participants include Bluegrass Cellular; Cross Telephone; Pioneer Cellular; Cellcom; Thumb Cellular; Strata Networks; S and R Communications; Carolina West; Custer Telephone Cooperative; KPU Telecommunications; Chariton Valley Communication Corporation; Appalachian Wireless; Northwest Missouri Cellular; Chat Mobility; Matanuska Telephone Association; Wireless Partners; Triangle Communications; Nemont; Mid-Rivers Communications and Copper Valley Telecom.
About Novatel Wireless, Inc.
Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIFI) is a leading global provider of solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), including software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for the fleet telematics market. Our innovative products and solutions provide anywhere, anytime communications and analytics for consumers and businesses of all sizes, with approximately 158,000 subscribed fleet vehicles for Ctrack among the Company’s 520,000 global subscribers. Novatel Wireless is headquartered in San Diego, California. http://www.novatelwireless.com. @MiFi (Twitter)
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