Alcatel-Lucent selects Sierra Wireless embedded modules for secure high-speed mobile broadband access

Sierra Wireless embedded modules provide mobile broadband connectivity within Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian enterprise security solution
Vancouver (Canada)-April 08, 2008

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW)  today announced that Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE : ALU) has selected Sierra Wireless to supply embedded modules for its ground-breaking wireless laptop security, management, and tracking system, the OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian (NLG). The NLG is currently available to enterprises through Sprint as the SprintSecure Laptop Guardian.  Sierra Wireless is also working with Alcatel-Lucent on expansion and future generations of the NLG for 3G networks.

The Sierra Wireless modules embedded in the NLG provide reliable high-speed access to mobile broadband networks. For enterprise users, this enables convenient access from their laptops to email and information on corporate servers while working remotely, without the hassle of searching for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Even presentations and other large files can be transferred in a few seconds, saving valuable time for mobile professionals rushing between meetings or coordinating projects with office-based colleagues.

What sets the Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian wireless platform apart from other mobile broadband access solutions is that IT staff can now use the mobile broadband connection to address the “mobile blindspot,” by remotely protecting sensitive data on employees’ mobile laptops anytime, anywhere, even when the laptop is powered off, or in the event of a loss or theft. This enables organizations to extend the same level of robust security that is available for computers within the enterprise network to laptops distributed across a mobile workforce.

“Alcatel-Lucent recognizes security begins at the user level. Using Sierra Wireless embedded modules for access to laptops through the OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian, enables IT departments to better manage the expanding mobile workforce,” said Dor Skuler, general manager for Alcatel-Lucent’s enterprise mobile security solutions.

“As more employees become mobile, enterprises are understandably concerned with sensitive information carried on laptops, and the growing ubiquity of cellular data coverage makes it a practical tool to employ in addressing these concerns,” said Dan Schieler, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales for Sierra Wireless. “Sierra Wireless is pleased to collaborate with Alcatel-Lucent in delivering this innovative security solution to enterprise customers.”

About the Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian
The OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian is a revolutionary laptop security and management system developed to secure, monitor, manage and locate a mobile computer, and to destroy its data if it is lost or stolen. It leverages broadband networks to let enterprises manage laptops anywhere, anytime, even when the computer is turned off.  The OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian, invented by Bell Labs and incubated by Alcatel-Lucent Ventures, is delivered to enterprises bundled with 3G data services that enable always-on connection. For more information, go to www.alcatel-lucent.com/omniaccess3500.

About Sierra Wireless Embedded Modules
Sierra Wireless provides a comprehensive embedded module product line for OEM customers, including standards-based modules for both GSM and CDMA technology streams and those that support voice applications. Designed for integration into notebook computers, fixed wireless terminals, and other devices requiring mobile broadband connectivity, Sierra Wireless embedded modules are fully shielded and offer an operating temperature range of -25 to +60 degrees Celsius to suit all applications. Sierra Wireless also offers professional services to OEM customers, leveraging the company’s extensive expertise in design, integration, and certification of wireless devices to enable customers to meet market launch targets.

For more information about Sierra Wireless embedded modules, please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/oemmodules.aspx. To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or e-mail sales@sierrawireless.com.

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About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR – TSX: SW) modems and software connect people and systems to mobile broadband networks around the world. The Company offers a diverse product portfolio addressing enterprise, consumer, original equipment manufacturer, specialized vertical industry, and machine-to-machine markets, and provides professional services to customers requiring expertise in wireless design, integration, and carrier certification. For more information about Sierra Wireless, 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.

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 17.8 billion in 2007 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

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