Sierra Wireless advances HSPA+ product portfolio with support for Dual-Carrier HSPA+

Sierra Wireless AirCard® 312U USB modem, offering download speeds of up to 42 Mbps, is unveiled in technology demonstrations at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain-February 15, 2010

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR; TSX: SW) today introduced an upcoming product portfolio advancing its HSPA+ product line with a selection of products to support customers migrating to dual-carrier HSPA+ technology, effectively doubling the speeds of devices currently available. The Sierra Wireless AirCard® 312U USB modem is scheduled for commercial release later this year from Telstra in Australia. Other Dual-Carrier HSPA+ products, including Sierra Wireless AirPrime™ embedded modules, are planned to follow.

Dual-carrier HSPA+ doubles the speeds of current HSPA+ networks from a theoretical maximum of 21 megabits per second (Mbps) to 42 Mbps, making them more efficient and providing a better experience for customers with more consistent network performance. The new Sierra Wireless AirCard® 312U USB modem is a key component in several Dual-Carrier HSPA+ demonstrations at Mobile World Congress 2010, which opens today and runs through February 18 in Barcelona, Spain. In collaboration with Telstra and Ericsson, demonstrations of Dual-Carrier HSPA+ utilizing the AirCard 312U USB modem will take place in the Ericsson and the GSMA (8C118) stands. In addition, Anritsu is demonstrating the Sierra Wireless AirCard 312U USB modem with Anritsu test equipment at the Anritsu stand (1B31).

“Sierra Wireless and Telstra have collaborated many times before in delivering new technology to customers in Australia, and we are pleased to continue this collaboration with Dual-Carrier HSPA+. With Dual-Carrier HSPA+, network operators like Telstra are able to offer their customers a 4G-like experience sooner than they would be able to do so by waiting for LTE technology,” said Didier Dutronc, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Sierra Wireless. “The technology upgrade to Dual-Carrier HSPA+ with the AirCard 312U and other upcoming products offers improved efficiency for network operators and provides faster, more consistent performance for end users.”

Sierra Wireless is exhibiting at Mobile World Congress 2010, held at the Fira Barcelona from February 15 to 18. Visitors are welcome to stop by our stand at AV-36 on the Avenue.

For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirCard 312U USB modem, please visit To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or email [email protected].

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Sharlene Myers
Sierra Wireless
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