AT&T adds Sierra Wireless USB modem to LaptopConnect portfolio

AirCard 875U modem offers connectivity to the AT&T BroadbandConnect network in a compact, easy-to-use device that connects to a USB port
Vancouver, B.C.-April 25, 2007

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced the Sierra Wireless AirCard® 875U USB modem will be available from AT&T, offering high-speed BroadbandConnect network connectivity in a small, easy-to-use device that connects to a USB port.

Like the Sierra Wireless AirCard 875 LaptopConnect card, the AirCard 875U USB modem offers tri-band UMTS/HSDPA connectivity, making it compatible with mobile broadband networks worldwide, with data speeds up to 3.6 Mbps (megabits per second). The new compact, stylish USB form factor allows AT&T to extend wireless service to computers without PC card slots.

“Adding the Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U USB modem to our LaptopConnect card portfolio enables us to deliver mobile data service to a broader group of customers, including some who previously had no way of accessing it,” said Laura Johnson, senior director, wireless enterprise solutions, for AT&T. “The AirCard 875U modem is a one device, one rate plan global solution that provides worldwide 3G connectivity in a familiar USB format that is simple to set up and use and works with virtually any notebook.”

“As notebook computers become ever more compact, there are many users without a PC card slot who are looking for an alternative,” said Dan Schieler, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales for Sierra Wireless. “The AirCard 875U offers the same reliable, high quality performance customers have come to expect from our AirCard products, and the flip-out USB connector allows customers to purchase it with the confidence that it will be compatible with not only their current laptop, but also with one they may be planning to buy in the future.”

Availability and Pricing:
The Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U USB modem will be available May 7 in Cingular Wireless retail stores, online at www.cingular.com, through AT&T’s wireless business-to-business sales organization and select national retailers.  The Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U is available for as low as $49.99 with a two-year contract and mail-in rebate.

AirCard 875U USB Modem:

  • Plugs directly into the USB ports of notebook computers, to offer an alternative for customers without PC card slots
  • Transfers data at speeds up to 3.6 Mbps on an HSDPA network 
  • Includes an internal battery to ensure optimal performance 
  • Supports both Microsoft Windows and Macintosh operating systems (For information regarding Mac OS support, see www.sierrawireless.com/mac).

For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U USB modem, please visit www.sierrawireless.com/product/usbmodems.aspx. To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call 604-232-1488 or e-mail sales@sierrawireless.com.

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About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR – TSX: SW) develops and markets wide area wireless solutions for mobile computing. 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 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.

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