Sierra Wireless AirCard® 775 EDGE PC card now available in France through Bouygues Telecom

Sierra Wireless AirCard 775 will give mobile professionals in France fast data access, freedom to roam
3GSM World Congress, Cannes, France -February 15, 2005

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) announced today that the AirCard® 775 wireless wide area network card is now available from Bouygues Telecom. With quad-band operation for global roaming, the AirCard 775 will provide mobile users with data rates up to three times faster than on GPRS networks, providing quick, wireless connectivity to the Internet, e-mail and corporate applications. The AirCard 775 is available from Bouygues Telecom for use on its new EDGE network for 169€. With the co-branding partnership, the AirCard 775 is called "Carte Bouygues Telecom Digital Haut Débit" in France.

About the size of a credit card, the Sierra Wireless AirCard 775, a multi-slot Class 12 EDGE PC card, is the newest addition to Sierra Wireless' award winning AirCard line of wireless network cards. Ideal for mobile professionals who are heavy data users, the AirCard 775 allows users to transfer data at speeds averaging up to 200 kilobits per second (kbps). The quad-band operation (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) also enables worldwide roaming on EDGE and GSM/GPRS networks, allowing travelers to access data wirelessly in more than 70 countries with GPRS service, and 25 countries where EDGE is available.

"The AirCard 775 allows mobile professionals to stay connected in over 95 countries through available GPRS and EDGE networks," said Derek Evans, Vice President and Managing Director for Sierra Wireless, EMEA. "Sierra Wireless is committed to delivering best-in-class devices and services to customers worldwide. The AirCard 775 will help Bouygues Telecom subscribers in France access important documents and data-heavy server-based applications more efficiently and reliably while traveling."

"Bouygues Telecom will continue to provide our customers with the freedom to access critical information wherever they are located, on both EDGE and GSM/GPRS networks," says Richard Viel, CEO corporate business & international for Bouygues Telecom. "The AirCard 775 offers mobile professionals a way to remain productive and responsive to their business while away from the office, whether they are in France or traveling internationally. We are pleased to be working with global industry players like Sierra Wireless to deliver reliable wireless data connectivity to our customers."

Sierra Wireless is demonstrating the AirCard 775 at 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France, February 14 to 17 – Hall 2, Stand G20.

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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; the MP line of rugged vehicle-mounted connectivity solutions; and Voq Professional Phone, a line of mobile phones with easy-to-use, secure software solutions for mobile professionals. For more information about Sierra Wireless please visit

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

About Bouygues Telecom
With 7,400 employees and 7 million customers, Bouygues Telecom has established itself as the company that democratised the mobile telephony market in France. Bouygues Telecom introduced mobile phone contracts to France in 1996, and continues to design useful, simple, high-quality and affordable products for both individual and business customers. As part of these efforts, the company launched i-mode mobile internet services in November 2002. Over 1 000 000 Bouygues Telecom customers in France had signed up to i-mode, and were able to access 300 sites offering practical information and exchange e-mails with messaging systems throughout the world. Bouygues Telecom is also one of the world’s leading mobile phone operators, with international coverage in more than 140 countries.

i-mode and the i-mode logo are registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.

Forward Looking Statements
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For Further Information Contact:

Sharlene Myers
Sierra Wireless
Phone: (604) 232 1445
Email: [email protected]

Nadia Arshad
Sierra Wireless
Phone: +44 7713 404 571
Email: [email protected]