|Novatel Wireless Launches Merlin X950D ExpressCard Modem for Rogers Wireless High Speed Data Network|
|Tuesday, 18 March 2008|
www.novatelwireless.comNovatel Expands Carrier Network through Agreement with Rogers Wireless
Novatel Wireless, a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, and Rogers Wireless, Canada's largest GSM mobile carrier, today announced an agreement to launch Novatel Wireless broadband modems on Rogers' high speed data network. Under the terms of the agreement, Rogers Wireless will be first to market with the Novatel Wireless Merlin X950D(TM), an ExpressCard offering unprecedented performance, as well as the award winning Ovation MC950D(TM) USB modem.
Optimized for worldwide GSM/HSPA networks, the Ovation MC950D and Merlin X950D are tri-band HSPA and Quad-Band EDGE/GPRS modems designed for maximum performance and durability. Rogers' subscribers can plug these modems into their laptop computers for instant on-the-go mobile broadband access. Customers will enjoy a new level of freedom to check email, search the Web or access important business documents while at home, at the office, or on the road.
With support for significantly faster throughput than legacy mobile data modems, the MC950D and X950D offer speeds that rival those of fixed-line DSL connections. Both modems feature fully integrated antennae, and equalizer support to improve performance in noisy and highly mobile environments.
"By offering the MC950D and X950D, Rogers' will be able to deliver the fastest wireless data speeds available," said Brad Weinert, president of Novatel Wireless. "We are very pleased to expand our carrier network to the Western Hemisphere and proud to be providing our combined customers with the world's most advanced mobile broadband solutions."
The Ovation MC950D and Merlin X950D will be commercially available this summer through a variety of Rogers Communications' direct and business sales channels.
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