Novatel Wireless

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Novatel Wireless, Inc.
Industry Communication equipment
Founded April 26, 1996 in San Diego, California
Headquarters San Diego, California
Key people
Alex Mashinsky (CEO)
Products Internet of Things devices
Revenue Increase$334.9 million USD (2013)
Decrease$43.2 million USD (2013)
Number of employees

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a company providing wireless broadband access solutions for the Internet of Things. The company is perhaps best known for its MiFi family of Internet of Things devices such as mobile hotspots, fixed-mobile convergence solutions for data and voice, modules and vertical M2M solutions for mobile and asset tracking, in addition to SaaS and a number of other devices and solutions for the Internet of Things sold to wireless-network operators, distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The product portfolio integrates wireless data technology and software.

Novatel Wireless makes 3G and 4G products. 3G technologies include UMTS/WCDMA with HSDPA (high-speed downlink packet access), HSUPA (high-speed uplink packet access), HSPA (high-speed packet access) and CDMA with EV-DO Revision 0 (Rev 0) and Revision A (Rev A). 4G technologies include LTE and WiMAX.

Partners include Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T.[2]

Novatel Wireless owns 63 technology patents related to wireless voice and data technology with 82 applications pending plus International. Novatel Wireless is headquartered in the Sorrento Mesa neighborhood of San Diego, California with offices in Dallas, TX, Eugene, OR (FW), the United Kingdom, and Shanghai.

A few Novatel Wireless devices

Portable Wifi Hotspots[edit]

MiFi 2372 from Novatel Wireless for AT&T
  • MiFi 2200 3G Mobile Hotspot
  • MiFi 3352 3G Mobile Hotspot
  • MiFi 4510 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
  • MiFi 4082 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
  • MiFi 4620L 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
  • MiFi 5510 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
  • MiFi 500 / 5580 LTE Mobile Hotspot
  • MiFi Liberate (AT&T) and MiFi 2 LTE Touchscreen Mobile Hotspot
  • MiFi 6620 / 6630 LTE Touchscreen Mobile Hotspot

USB Devices[edit]

Current Models:[3]

MC760 from Novatel Wireless for Virgin Mobile
  • Ovation MC545 - Dual-Carrier HSPA+/UMTS and Quad Band GPRS/EDGE, with microSDHC, 42 Mbit/s downlink / 11 Mbit/s uplink,(900/1900/2100 MHz)
  • Ovation MC547 - Dual-Carrier HSPA+/UMTS and Quad Band GPRS/EDGE, with microSDHC, 42 Mbit/s downlink / 11 Mbit/s uplink,(850/1900/2100 MHz)
  • Ovation MC551 - LTE, 5-12 Mbit/s downlink / 2-5 Mbit/s uplink (700 MHz), EV-DO Rev A (800/1900 MHz)
  • Ovation MC679 - LTE, 100 Mbit/s downlink / 50 Mbit/s uplink (700/1700 MHz), Dual-Carrier HSPA+/ UMTS, 42 Mbit/s downlink / 11 Mbit/s uplink, (850, 1900, and 2100 MHz), and Quad band GPRS/EDGE
  • Ovation MC760 - EV-DO Rev A (800/1900 MHz), microSD reader

PC Cards[edit]

Current Models:[4]

  • Merlin CC760 2-in1 Combo Card - EV-DO Rev A (800/1900 MHz)

Embedded Modules[edit]

  • Expedite E396 14.4 Mbit/s PCI Express - HSPA+/EVDO Networks
  • Expedite E371 100 Mbit/s PCI Express - LTE Networks
  • Expedite E362 100 Mbit/s PCI Express - LTE Networks
  • Enabler HS3001/3002 - HSPA/EVDO Networks


  • Active Notifications
  • MobiLink Suite

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Corporate Presentation" (PDF). Novatel Wireless. June 2015. 
  2. ^ Davies, Chris (10 June 2009). "Broadband2Go contract-free from Virgin Mobile USA". Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  3. ^ "Novatel Wireless Fixed Mobile Convergence Products". Archived from the original on 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  4. ^ "Novatel Wireless PC Cards". Archived from the original on 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 

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