Bell launches newest wireless PC card, continues high speed mobile data network expansion

Sierra Wireless AirCard® 595 PC card now available from Bell Mobility
Toronto, Ontario-August 10, 2007

Bell today announced ongoing speed enhancements to its high speed mobile data network, supported by the newest addition to its mobile broadband devices: the Sierra Wireless AirCard® 595 PC card.

The fastest wireless data network available across Canada, offering peak upload speeds of up to 1.8 megabits per second (Mbps) and peak download speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps, the Bell high speed network offers data clients the most convenient mobile access to email, the Internet or corporate networks available. The network now covers 68 per cent of the Canadian population, with further expansion and enhancement to come in 2007.

“The ongoing upgrades to the Bell high speed wireless network underscore the growing importance of mobile data and how it’s changing the manner in which Canadians conduct business,” said Adel Bazerghi, VP Products for Bell Mobility. “Bell is leading the way in providing the fastest mobile broadband access to its clients across Canada.”

Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 PC card
Operating on Bell’s enhanced high speed data network, the AirCard 595 PC card by Sierra Wireless provides great benefits for media streaming and emailing very large files. And where the newest high-speed enhancements are not available, the AirCard 595 is backward compatible with earlier data network technology and will seamlessly connect at the fastest speed possible.

“The EVDO Rev A technology in the AirCard 595 is a great advancement for those who depend on their wireless data connection to send information while working remotely,” said Dan Schieler, senior vice president of worldwide sales for Sierra Wireless. “We are pleased to work with Bell Mobility to offer Canadian customers a powerful mobile broadband connection that can deal effectively with the information they need to share.”

The AirCard 595 also offers a fixed, high-performance antenna design for highest speeds and reliability, and support for Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, and Mac OS X (visit to download Mac OS X support software).

The AirCard 595 is available for $99.95 on a three-year contract. Until Aug. 30, new three-year activations will also receive $50 off when clients opt for the $99/month 1GB rate plan. Clients can also benefit from Bell’s offer of three months of Unlimited Data Usage for PC Card users who subscribe on a three-year term. 

To learn more about the Bell high speed wireless data network and the Sierra Wireless AirCard 595, please visit

About Bell
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services, wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology (ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services, please visit For corporate information on BCE, please visit

About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless modems and software connect people all over the world with mobile broadband networks that keep them in touch, informed, and productive from wherever they need to be. The Company offers a diverse product portfolio addressing enterprise, consumer, original equipment manufacturer, machine-to-machine, and specialized vertical industry markets, and provides professional services to customers requiring expertise in wireless design, integration, and carrier certification. With 2006 revenues of $221 million, Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR – TSX: SW) is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada with additional offices in Carlsbad and Hayward, California; London; and Hong Kong. For more information about Sierra Wireless, 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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