Sierra Wireless and Rogers Wireless launch the AirCard® 860 in Canada

Designed for HSDPA networks, the AirCard 860 wireless wide area network card enables customers to take advantage of Rogers' new high-speed network
Vancouver, Canada-November 02, 2006

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced that the Sierra Wireless AirCard 860 wireless wide area network card for HSDPA networks is now available in Canada from Rogers Wireless and its resellers. The AirCard 860 is designed to operate on Rogers’ new high-speed HSDPA network, launched today in the Golden Horseshoe area of Southern Ontario, with plans for expanded coverage to top Canadian markets in 2007. With the AirCard 860 and Rogers HSDPA service, mobile professionals will be able to work wirelessly on Rogers network more efficiently than ever before.

The AirCard 860 wireless wide area network card is available immediately at all Rogers Wireless locations or on Fido customers will be able to purchase the card starting November 24, 2006, online at Pricing starts at $49.99 with a three-year term. The first phase of Rogers’ HSDPA network coverage includes the Golden Horseshoe area from Oshawa to Niagara Falls, including the Greater Toronto Area, Newmarket, Hamilton, and St. Catharines. Outside of the HSDPA network coverage area, the AirCard 860 will connect to Rogers’ nationwide EDGE and GPRS/GSM network and will seamlessly upgrade to HSDPA service when network coverage is available.

“Sierra Wireless products are available all over the world, but it is always gratifying to launch them in Canada,” said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Sierra Wireless. “We are pleased to support Rogers Wireless in its HSDPA network rollout, and deliver the speed and performance of the AirCard 860 to the Canadian market.”

The AirCard 860 is a 3G wireless WAN Type II PC Card with a slim, unextended design, allowing users to conveniently store the card inside the laptop with the antenna attached. Fully functional on HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS networks, the AirCard 860 utilizes the 850 and 1900 MHz UMTS frequency bands common to North American UMTS networks, offering average data rates of 600 kbps to 1 Mbps on Rogers’ HSDPA network. In areas where HSDPA 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.

For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirCard 860 wireless wide area network card, please visit To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk call 604-232-1488 or e-mail [email protected].

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About Sierra Wireless
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® 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. Sierra Wireless is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, with additional offices in Carlsbad, California, London, and Hong Kong. For more information about Sierra Wireless, please visit

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