Sierra Wireless and Bouygues Telecom launch AirCard® 880E ExpressCard – the first HSUPA-compatible data card in France

The AirCard® 880E ExpressCard – now available with Bouygues Telecom's unlimited mobile internet offers – enables business customers to access the operator's newly announced high-speed 3G+ network
Vancouver, BC & Paris, France-November 15, 2007

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR – TSX: SW) and Bouygues Telecom today announced the commercial launch of the AirCard® 880E ExpressCard in France. The AirCard 880E is now available through Bouygues Telecom’s business sales channels, and offers connectivity to the operator's newly announced high-speed 3G+ network.

"Our business customers are big users of mobile data," said Richard Viel, Senior Vice President, Bouygues Telecom. "We are the first operator to market HSUPA technology, which offers uplink data speeds up to four times faster than HSDPA. With the new Sierra Wireless data card, mobile professionals can take advantage of the flexibility of mobile data to work more productively."

"The improved network performance and data speeds offered by Bouygues Telecom’s network upgrade offer many benefits to mobile data customers, who can access the information they need from anywhere nearly as quickly as they could from the office. We are pleased to collaborate again with Bouygues Telecom," said Jim Lahey, vice president, EMEA for Sierra Wireless.

Sierra Wireless AirCard 880E ExpressCard

  • Compatible with both ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54 card slots found on newer notebook computers.
  • Supports theoretical peak download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps (megabits per second) and upload speeds of up to 2.0 Mbps.
  • Offers worldwide roaming, with support for tri-band HSPA/UMTS (850/1900/2100 MHz) and quad-band EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz).
  • Simple installation and setup with TRU-Install™ driver and software installation directly from the card itself.
  • Includes Sierra Wireless TRU™ Design Features, including TRU-Durability™ with a rugged, fixed antenna design, TRU-Flow™, with proprietary data traffic technology for reliable, consistent performance, and TRU-PowerSave™ power management technology for reduced battery drain and optimized performance under varying network conditions.

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About Bouygues Telecom
Created in 1994, Bouygues Telecom has 8.9 million customers, including 6.5 million with contracts, and 7,400 employees. Its ambition is to become the "preferred brand of personal communication services" by further improving customer service.
After pioneering the talk-plan concept and free voicemail in France in 1996, followed by unlimited call plans (Millenium), in 2006 Bouygues Telecom launched Neo, the first call plan to offer unlimited calls to all operators every day after 8pm.
Bouygues Telecom will launch its first fixed line offers in 2008 to meet households' requirements for multimedia equipment and services.

To guarantee high-quality customer service for consumers and businesses alike, Bouygues Telecom markets a large range of broadband services. Its national EDGE broadband network covers more than 93% of the French population. Bouygues Telecom's 3G+ network carries even higher speeds to tailor solutions to customers' future needs.
Bouygues Telecom's six customer relations centres in France employ 2,000 customer advisors for optimum customer service.

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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