Vancouver (Canada)-March 31, 2009
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced that CSL Limited, the leading mobile network operator in Hong Kong, has selected two Sierra Wireless USB modems to provide high-speed wireless connectivity for notebook computer users on the CSL network.
The 1O1O Next G™ Express 7 (also known as the Sierra Wireless Compass™ 889), an HSPA USB device supporting downlink speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps (megabits per second), is available today through CSL’s retail brand 1O1O, and enterprise channels. In addition, the 1O1O Next G™ Express 21 (also known as the Sierra Wireless USB 306) modem for HSPA+ networks will be available in April through CSL’s retail brands 1O1O, One2Free, and enterprise channels to provide leading edge mobile broadband connectivity on CSL’s new HSPA+ network. The 1O1O Next G Express 21 is capable of download speeds up to 21 Mbps on an HSPA+ network, the fastest available on any mobile broadband network in the world today.
HSPA+ network technology significantly increases mobile broadband data speeds, reduces latency, boosts network capacity, and provides a better user experience. The higher bandwidth supports the more data-intensive applications people commonly use on the Internet today, including video and music downloads.
“CSL’s commitment to deploy HSPA+ shows tremendous industry leadership and will provide Hong Kong customers with one of the fastest mobile broadband networks available anywhere in the world,” said Jin Pak, vice president, Asia Pacific for Sierra Wireless. “This industry leadership is something Sierra Wireless takes great pride in as well, and we are pleased to support CSL in the launch and to provide Hong Kong customers with reliable high-quality mobile broadband connectivity on the go.”
For more information about Sierra Wireless USB modems, please visit www.sierrawireless.com/product/usbmodems.aspx. To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About CSL Limited
CSL is Hong Kong’s first and leading mobile network operator. It is also the first mobile company in Hong Kong to employ a distinctive market segmentation strategy and it uses leading-edge technologies to provide customer-focused services through segmented brands: 1O1O, One2Free and New World Mobility.
It operates a world-class GSM / WCDMA network through which it offers comprehensive post and pre-paid mobile services to both local and international customers. CSL is also the leading roaming operator in Hong Kong to provide unmatched international multi-media connectivity with over 400 mobile operators around the world. For more information, please visit www.hkcsl.com.
CSL is a subsidiary of Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company (www.telstra.com).
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.
“Compass,” “TRU-Install,” and “TRU-Durability” are trademarks of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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