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Novatel Wireless has announced the launch of the second phase of its mobile wireless broadband (Mi-Fi) developer program.

Through the initiative, companies are to be given access to application programming interfaces and other technical support so they can create new mobile applications that will made available through the platforms.

Among the applications already created include is one by Eye-Fi, which has developed a wireless memory card that can allows users to upload photos from wherever they are via the service via Mi-Fi.

Rob Hadley, chief marketing officer of Novatel Wireless, said further developments would provide "enhanced functionality in multiple global markets for both business and consumer users".

He added that the developer program would also give companies "limitless opportunities" to "innovate, mature and add value" to Mi-Fi.

Earlier this month, 3 announced the launch of two new 18-month contracts for its own MiFi service.

Consumers get a data allowance of either 1GB or 5GB through the deals.

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