Sierra Wireless Inc.

Sierra Wireless AirCard(R) 850 Wireless Wide Area Network Card and MC8755 Embedded Module now Available Through Xacom Comunicaciones in Spain, France, and Portugal

    Barcelona, Spain (ots/PRNewswire) -

    - Wireless Wide Area Network Card and Embedded Module Provide Access  to the Latest 3G Data Networks and Enable International Roaming

    Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) and Xacom Comunicaciones, an  authorized Sierra Wireless distributor, today announced that the AirCard  850 HSDPA wide area wireless network card for HSDPA/UMTS networks is now  available from Xacom to reseller and enterprise channels in Spain, France,  and Portugal. In addition, Xacom will distribute the MC8755 PCI Express  Mini Card embedded module to original equipment manufacturers in the region  for machine-to-machine (M2M) and mobile computing applications.

    The new AirCard 850 card and MC8755 embedded module deliver the latest  in 3G wireless data technology for mobile computing. Out of the box, both  products are fully functional on HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS networks.

    "Sierra Wireless has led the market in launching commercial HSDPA solutions in Europe, and we are pleased to work with the company to deliver  its 3G products to this region," said Luis Santos, Managing Director for  Xacom Comunicaciones. "We believe that customers looking for access to the  fastest available 3G wireless data technology and the widest range of  roaming options will find that Sierra Wireless 3G products more than meet  their speed and performance expectations."

    "Sierra Wireless is committed to providing top quality wireless products for 3G networks in Europe," said Jim Lahey, Vice President, EMEA  for Sierra Wireless. "The AirCard 850 and the MC8755 embedded module offer  the best wireless wide area networking technology currently available, and  we are pleased to work once again with Xacom to deliver these products to  customers in this region."

    The AirCard 850 utilizes the 2100 MHz UMTS frequency band and offers  average data rates of 500 to 800 kbps, with bursts up to 1.8 Mbps on an  HSDPA network. Ideal for frequent travelers, the AirCard 850 enables  international roaming on HSDPA and UMTS networks across Europe, and on all  four EDGE and GPRS frequency bands (850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz) used  worldwide. The AirCard 850 wireless WAN card is a Type II PC Card with a  slim, unextended design, allowing users to conveniently store the unit  inside the laptop.

    The MC8755 PCI Express Mini Card module is built using the MSM6275(TM)  Mobile Station Modem(TM) chipset from QUALCOMM and offers peak download  speeds of 1.8 Mbps. The MC8755 operates on the 2100 MHz HSDPA UMTS  frequency band and is designed for markets in Europe and Asia. MC8755  modules are also compatible with EDGE and GSM/GPRS networks on all four GSM  frequency bands (850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz), for global roaming in areas  where an HSDPA or UMTS network is not available. The MC8755 module measures  51 x 30 x 4.5 mm, weighs in at less than 12 g, and complies with new  European Union directives on RoHS (Restrictions on Hazardous Substances).

    To purchase the Sierra Wireless AirCard 850 card or the MC8755 PCI Express Mini Card embedded module from Xacom Comunicaciones, please call  +34-91-7544836 or email xacom@xacom.com.

    For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirCard 850 HSDPA wireless wide area network card, please visit www.sierrawireless.com/product/ac850.aspx. For more information about Sierra Wireless PCI Express Mini Card embedded modules, please visit www.sierrawireless.com/product/oemmodules.aspx. To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1-(604)-232-1488 or e-mail sales@sierrawireless.com.

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    About Xacom Comunicaciones

    Xacom Comunicaciones is a leading company in the field of communications since its initial vocation as telecommunications developer,  manufacturer, and component, equipment and terminals distributor. Xacom  accepted the challenge of the new telecommunications technology by creating  an R & D centre that is promoting the launching and practical use of that  technology: - GSM for Data, SMS Messages, Fax and Voice transmissions. -  GPRS high-speed data, voice. - Bluetooth data and voice at personal environment. - DECT data and voice. For more information on Xacom Comunicaciones, visit their web site at www.xacom.com.

    About Sierra Wireless

    Sierra Wireless is a leader in delivering highly differentiated
wireless solutions that enable our customers to improve their
productivity  and lifestyle. Sierra Wireless develops and markets the
AirCard, the          industry-leading wireless PC card line for
portable computers; embedded  modules for OEM wireless applications;
and the MP line of rugged            vehicle-mounted connectivity
solutions. For more information about Sierra  Wireless please visit
www.sierrawireless.com.

    "AirCard" is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve  risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among  other things, plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement of our  services and products, statements about future market conditions, supply  conditions, channel and end customer demand conditions, revenues, gross  margins, operating expenses, profits, and other expectations, intentions,  and plans contained in this press release that are not historical fact. Our  expectations regarding future revenues and earnings depend in part upon our ability to successfully develop, manufacture, and supply products that we  do not produce today and that meet defined specifications. When used in  this press release, the words "plan", "expect", "believe", and similar  expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. These statements  reflect our current expectations. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, changes in technology and  changes in the wireless data communications market. In light of the many  risks and uncertainties surrounding the wireless data communications market , you should understand that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking  statements contained in this press release will be realized.

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Contact:
For further information: Sharlene Myers, Sierra Wireless, Phone:
+1-(604)-232-1445, Email: smyers@sierrawireless.com,
www.sierrawireless.com



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