OneAccess selects Sierra Wireless HSPA Embedded Module for Business Access Router

OneAccess’ newest business router integrates Sierra Wireless HSPA embedded module to provide secure, alternative network access for enterprise communication
Paris (France) and Vancouver (Canada)-September 29, 2008

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) and OneAccess today announced that OneAccess has selected Sierra Wireless HSPA embedded modules to provide 3.5G mobile broadband connectivity for the new ONECell35 business router. The ONECell35 uses existing 3.5G network infrastructure offered by most mobile operators to provide users with high speed mobile data access.

The ONECell35 multi-service business access router, with its integrated Sierra Wireless embedded module, offers flexible, secure, multi-service wireless solutions for enterprise users. The ONECell35 router can be used as a broadband backup in the event that a fixed DSL connection fails and in circumstances where wired networks don’t exist or are not economically feasible. The router can also be used as a temporary network connection – while fixed wireless service is being installed or receiving maintenance, the 3.5G mobile broadband connection provides a reliable and secure solution.

“We were looking for modules with superior performance and reliability, and Sierra Wireless embedded modules fit those requirements. The 3.5G wireless technology provided by Sierra Wireless HSPA embedded modules expands the ONECell35 router’s flexibility and functionality,” said Bertrand Meis, CEO of OneAccess. “We understand operators need to enlarge their business services panel, and OneAccess’ new 3.5G wireless devices, such as the ONECell35, are offering them new opportunities.”

“Businesses rely on primary and backup network connections to perform critical operations. Using a high-speed cellular connection offers an alternative solution for enterprise customers who need to secure a backup for wired connections or need to acquire network connections immediately,” said Jim Lahey, Vice President, EMEA for Sierra Wireless. “In the case of high-quality multi-service network access equipment, there needs to be a connectivity solution that is dependable, and so we’re very pleased OneAccess has selected Sierra Wireless embedded modules to deliver that security to its business router.”

The ONECell35 router includes an integrated firewall with the latest security functions, such as stateful inspection, standard and extended access lists, session monitoring and limiting to provide a secure environment for enterprise communication. The ONECell35  router utilizes the integrated Sierra Wireless modules to offer HSPA network access at peak data speeds of up to 7.2 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and up to 2.0 Mbps on the uplink. For more information on the ONECell35 business router, please visit http://www.oneaccess-net.com/en/cell.

Sierra Wireless EMPOWERED™
Sierra Wireless embedded modules are powerful, cost effective solutions that easily integrate into laptops, portable devices and fixed wireless terminals, offering complete wireless data solutions over HSPA and EV-DO Rev A networks. Sierra Wireless EMPOWERED™ devices deliver the same reliable, high-quality mobile broadband connectivity customers have come to expect from Sierra Wireless, embedded and optimized within the host device to offer the best possible performance. The company also provides professional services to customers requiring expertise in wireless design, integration, and carrier certification.

Further information about Sierra Wireless embedded modules is available at 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 OneAccess
OneAccess is the agile, purpose-built alternative for Telcos who wish to deliver customer value and achieve real competitive advantage.
Created in 2001, OneAccess develops and manufactures multiservice access routers and network access equipment. OneAccess built its success by focusing on answering telecommunication operators' requirements. The OneAccess product range is designed to deliver top-quality data and voice services, ensuring high security levels, reliability and facilitated integration. The result is improved productivity and reduced Total Cost of Ownership. Since its creation, OneAccess has grown to become a worldwide provider of network access equipment, working with a large number of incumbent (ILEC), alternative (CLEC) operators and various other Service providers.
For further information, go to www.oneaccess-net.com/en/cell/.

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.

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