|Telefonica Moviles Espana Introduces Next Generation Novatel Wireless MC950D HSUPA USB Mobile Data Modem|
Telefonica Moviles Espana and Novatel Wireless Inc., (Nasdaq:NVTL) a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced the launch of the Ovation MC950D USB Modem, a HSUPA Mobile Broadband device that carries the distinction of being the world's smallest HSUPA USB modem. The MC950D delivers unprecedented performance with upload and downlink speeds that meet or exceed traditional home DSL and cable modems.
Optimized for HSPA worldwide networks, the Ovation MC950D is a tri-band HSPA and quad band EDGE/GPRS modem designed to be extremely durable and fit comfortably in any pocket. For use in the home, at the office, or on the road, the MC950D will provide Telefonica customers with instant on-the-go mobile broadband access to surf the net, check email, access important business documents and much more.
"We are very pleased to launch the MC950D to meet the growing demand for high-speed 3G mobile data products in Spain," said Luis Ezcurra, director of market development, Telefonica Moviles Espana. "With the introduction of the MC950D, Telefonica Espana reinforces its portfolio of mobile connectivity products, providing customers with a wide range of broadband solutions to meet their needs."
With support for 7.2 Mbps downlink speeds and 2.1 Mbps uplink upon launch, the MC950D offers notably faster speeds than legacy mobile data modems. These speed increases allow Telefonica's wireless business customers to share large data files and leverage new wireless data applications on the go.
The Ovation MC950D packs an impressive assortment of features into its miniature form factor, including fully integrated diversity antennae, receiver diversity and equalizer support to improve performance in noisy and highly mobile environments. Escritorio Movistar Software from Telefonica is pre-installed on the device, significantly improving the user's out-of-box experience by eliminating the need to install drivers from a CD.
"Telefonica's HSPA Network is the ideal platform to support Novatel's next generation mobile data devices," said Rob Hadley, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Novatel Wireless. "Novatel is very pleased to work with Telefonica in providing our combined customers with the world's most advanced mobile broadband solutions."
The Ovation MC950D will be commercially available in September through a variety of Telefonica's direct and business sales channels.