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May 09, 2011

Comcast Sells Novatel Wireless MiFi 4082 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot

By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Comcast Corporation, a provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services will sell Novatel Wireless (News - Alert) MiFi 4082.

Novatel Wireless, a provider of wireless broadband access solutions supply its MiFi 4082 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot and support Comcast (News - Alert) as the company continues its nationwide rollout of Xfinity Internet 2go.

The MiFi 4082 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot is newest device of MiFi family of products – bringing 4G WiMAX (News - Alert) to consumers with one-touch connectivity for up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices. It is preloaded with MiFi OS, widgets and application support, offering customers capabilities beyond just Internet connectivity. It also features an external e-Ink display with status indicators for battery, signal strength and number of connected devices. The device also features shared storage capability through a microSD slot with up to 32GB.

According to a press release, the MiFi 4082 is commercially available through Comcast's website: www.comcast.com/2go and will be offered to new Xfinity Internet 2go customers for a $25 one-time fee with a qualifying Xfinity Internet 2go service plan.  

“We're excited to assist Comcast in rolling out their next generation Xfinity Internet 2go 4G/3G Mobile Hotspot device, perfect for watching TV and movies on-the-go,” said Rob Hadley (News - Alert), CMO of Novatel Wireless. “The new MiFi 4082 delivers 4G speeds and complements Comcast's broad connectivity and entertainment offering perfectly, providing innovative services – not only for the home but now also on-the-go.”

It supports Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems and no software required for Wi-Fi connection. It weights 85 grams with battery (3 oz.). It has MicroSD slot for up to 32GB memory card. The MiFi 4082 Mobile Hotspot requires no cables or software installation and easily supports all the needs of a family household, a frequent traveler who wants to avoid Wi-Fi charges, or even a small business team in a form factor about the size of a credit card.

In other news, Novatel Wireless, Inc. and WSA Distributing Inc., a distributor of broadband data products and cellular handsets, have signed a master purchase agreement.

As per the pact, WSA Distributing will now be able to offer Novatel Wireless product line to meet the mobile broadband needs of its customers throughout the Americas.

Mandira Srivastava is a TMCnet contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell