Sierra Wireless Inc.

Sierra Wireless Teams With Swisscom Mobile to Launch 3G HSDPA Wireless Network Cards

    Vancouver, Canada (ots/PRNewswire) -

    - Sierra Wireless Wide Area Wireless Network Cards to Bring the Latest in 3G Wireless Technology to Swisscom Mobile Customers

    Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced it will deliver  3G HSDPA wireless wide area network (WAN) cards to Swisscom Mobile for use on  the company's HSDPA network. Commercial shipments are expected to commence  during Q2, 2006. The Unlimited PC Card, (also known as the AirCard(R) 850)  is manufactured by Sierra Wireless and is a 3G wireless WAN Type II PC Card  with a slim, unextended design, allowing users to conveniently store the card inside the laptop. Fully functional on HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS networks,  the Unlimited PC Card utilizes the 2100 MHz UMTS frequency band and is  targeted primarily for use in Europe, offering average data rates of 500 to  800 kbps, with bursts over 1 Mbps on HSDPA networks(x).

    In areas where HSDPA or UMTS network coverage is not available, these  cards will connect to EDGE  and GSM/GPRS networks and enable international  roaming on all four frequency bands (850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz) used  worldwide. Swisscom Mobile's HSDPA network will cover Berne, Geneva and  Zurich by mid-2006, and Lausanne, Basle, Lucerne and St. Gallen by the end  of the year.

    The network is being expanded on an ongoing basis and will cover some  20 percent of the population by mid-2006, increasing to around 40 percent  by the end of the year, and over the medium term will achieve the same  level of coverage as UMTS (currently 90 percent of the population).  "Wireless data technology continues to provide significant benefits for our  customers who need to stay connected to critical information while they work  away from the office," said Andreas Manser, Senior Product Manager, Mobile  Broadband for Swisscom Mobile. "As part of our Mobile Unlimited service  offering, Sierra Wireless HSDPA PC Cards will enhance the experience of our high-speed HSDPA data services so customers can stay connected to server-based corporate applications, email, and the Internet, including  streaming audio and video files." "Busy professionals need to be able to  respond to their customers and colleagues quickly, regardless of where they  are," said Jim Lahey, Vice President, EMEA for Sierra Wireless. "With the  combination of a Sierra Wireless PC Card and Swisscom Mobile's HSDPA network  coverage, mobile professionals will be able to stay connected and organize  their work and their time when traveling."

    For more information on Swisscom Mobile please visit www.swisscom.com

    For more information about Sierra Wireless products, please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/ac850.aspx or contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk by calling +1-604-232-1488 or emailing sales@sierrawireless.com.

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    About Sierra Wireless

VANCOUVER, Canada, May 2 /PRNewswire/ --

    Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) develops and markets reliable,  high quality wireless communications products that provide mobile  professionals with data and voice access to wide area wireless networks.  The Sierra Wireless product portfolio includes the award-winning AirCard(R)  line of wireless PC cards, embedded modules for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and the MP line of rugged, vehicle-mounted wireless modems. Sierra Wireless also offers professional services to OEM customers during product development, leveraging the company's expertise in wireless design and integration to provide built-in wireless connectivity for notebook computers and other portable computing devices. 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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Sharlene Myers, Sierra Wireless, Phone: +1-604-232-1445, Email:
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