Novatel, Verizon In 3G Wireless Deal

Verizon Wireless and San Diego-based Novatel have inked a deal to use Novatel's dual band wireless PC card in Verizon's 3G network. The Novatel card provides high speed wireless access to Verizon Wireless customers, and is targeted for business customers requiring the fastest broadband access. According to the companies, the technology allows for speeds of 300 - 500 kbps and bursts up to 2.4 Mbps, similar to a wired connection at the office. The premium wireless service is available through Verizon Wireless and runs $79.99 a month for access.