MiFi 6620 Mobile Hotspot from Novatel now Available for Verizon LTE Rural Networks

By CIOReview | Thursday, March 17, 2016
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Fremont, CA: Novatel Wireless, a leading provider of IoT solutions, recently announced that its award-winning MiFi 6620 mobile hotspot will now support Verizon Wireless (NASDAQ:VZ) LTE in Rural America (LRA) from later in the month.

Reaping the benefits of the LRA program, carriers can now provide service to rural and remote communities with modest access to consistent connectivity and offer superior 4G LTE communication technology. Participating LRA carriers can now extend their 4G enabled services like providing accessible internet in education, healthcare, railway communications, and access to weather reports, etc. across rural farming communities with the MiFi 6620.

The MiFi 6620 can provide up to 20 hours of usage on a single charge and offers simultaneous connectivity for up to 15 devices. It can also be used as a charger for devices such as smartphones and tablets. The MiFi 6620 comes equipped with advanced enterprise-grade security features like VPN support, anti-hacking and website filtering controls and sports an external antenna port.

“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 currently has leases in over 225,000 square miles in 169 rural counties across 15 states and has managed to reach over 2.7 million people in the remotest areas of the nation. Present 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.

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leading global provider of solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), including software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions. The Company's product lines include the CTrack fleet and vehicle telematics platform, Feeney Wireless (FW) IoT consulting services, appliances and device management solutions, along with Novatel Wireless's MiFi intelligent mobile hotspots and modems, embedded modules, and home security and networking devices.