Sierra Wireless AirCard® 850 Mobile PC Card now available with Orange UK Business Everywhere service

Designed for upcoming Orange 3G+ network, the AirCard 850 card provides mobile connectivity at speeds three times faster than 3G
Vancouver, Canada and London, UK-November 21, 2006

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) and Orange Business Services today announced that the Sierra Wireless AirCard 850 Mobile PC Card is now available in the United Kingdom. The card is the first 3G+-enabled card offered by Orange and offers mobile professionals a proven, reliable wireless connection in advance of Orange’s planned 3G+ network upgrade, expected to begin in Q1 2007. The AirCard 850 Mobile PC Card is available through Orange retail, online, and business channels.

The AirCard 850 Mobile PC Card with the Orange Business Everywhere service will allow roaming on the best available 3G+ and 3G wireless networks across Europe, and is fully compatible with EDGE and GPRS networks around the world, providing business travelers with the ability to maintain close contact with colleagues and clients while away from the office.

Orange Business Everywhere customers in the UK benefit from one contract, one customer service point of contact and one bill, regardless of the mobile data network (3G+, 3G, EDGE/GPRS, WiFi or broadband) used. The service offers exceptional value and flexibility as it offers the unique possibility of being able to add multiple users to share a price plan.

“Mobile professionals today are busy enough, and the extra time they spend looking for hotspots or waiting for downloads on slow connections is time they don’t have,” said Jim Lahey, Vice President EMEA for Sierra Wireless. “The launch of the AirCard 850 on the Orange UK network, following on the recent launch of the card with Orange France, is an example of the leadership position Orange and Sierra Wireless have taken in providing business customers with effective, efficient access to the information they need.”

The AirCard 850 is a 3G wireless WAN Type II PC Card with a slim design that allows users to conveniently store the card inside the laptop with the antenna attached. Fully functional on 3G+, 3G, EDGE, and GPRS networks, the AirCard 850 utilizes the 2100 MHz 3G frequency band common to European 3G networks, offering average data rates of 1 Mbps, with bursts up to 1.8 Mbps on the Orange 3G+ network. In areas where 3G+ or 3G 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.

To purchase a Sierra Wireless AirCard 850 from Orange Business Services in the UK, please visit

For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirCard 850, please visit To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call 604-232-1488 or e-mail [email protected]

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About Orange
Orange is the key brand of France Telecom, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with more than 153 million customers on five continents.

In June, 2006, as part of the France Telecom integrated operator strategy (NExT programme) to deliver simple, convergent products, Orange became the single brand for mobile, internet and TV offers in France, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and in Spain, strengthening Orange’s position as the number two mobile and internet services brand in Europe. In addition, Orange Business Services became the new banner for business communications solutions and services. Orange Business Services is present in 166 countries and territories and serves customers in 220.

France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris Eurolist market and on the New York Stock Exchange. At September 30, 2006, the group had 92.59 million mobile customers, 12.09 million internet customers and 48.59 million fixed line customers.

At the end of 2005, France Telecom had consolidated sales of 49 billion euros by IFRS standards in 2005 (38.4 billion euros for the year-to-date at September 30, 2006) and had 203,000 employees.

Further information about Orange and France Telecom can be found on the Orange website at or the France Telecom at

Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trade marks of Orange Personal Communications Services Limited.

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 modems, 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

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

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