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Sierra Wireless introduces two new 4G mobile hotspots

February 14, 2011

Sierra Wireless AirCard(R) 753S and AirCard 754S mobile hotspots support Dual-Carrier HSPA+ and LTE network
technologies, letting users share a single, super-fast mobile broadband
connection with up to five WiFi-enabled devices

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ – Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR; TSX:
SW) today introduced two new 4G mobile hotspots to its line of AirCard(R)
Mobile Broadband Devices. Designed to take advantage of high-speed
mobile broadband connectivity offered by new 4G networks, the AirCard
753S and AirCard 754S Mobile Hotspots connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled
devices simultaneously to the internet over Dual-Carrier HSPA+ and LTE
networks, respectively. Both products are scheduled for commercial
shipments in the second quarter of this year.

The AirCard 753S and AirCard 754S Mobile Hotspots are about the size of
a deck of cards, remarkably lightweight, and easy to set up and use -
with no software to install, the average user can be connected in less
than one minute.  An integrated LCD display provides all the necessary
information, including WiFi access information, battery life, network
signal strength, and the number of devices connected. Audible alerts
and an intuitive web interface also provide easy monitoring of device
status. The web interface, which can be accessed easily from any common
web browser, provides an intuitive way for users to change the
hotspot’s administrative and security settings.

“When you combine a mobile hotspot with 4G speeds, you get a very
flexible and useful device that can serve multiple needs, from work
on-the-go with an offsite team, to a family internet hub at a vacation
spot or in the car,” said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President and
General Manager, Mobile Computing for Sierra Wireless. “With their
integrated screens and intuitive setup, the Sierra Wireless AirCard
753S and AirCard 754S get customers up and running in a snap on
virtually any WiFi-enabled device.”

In areas where 4G network coverage is not available, both models
automatically switch over to 3G networks, ensuring continuous
connectivity and roaming across network boundaries. The vastly improved
speeds offered by 4G networks provide users with plenty of bandwidth,
even when shared across multiple devices. The AirCard 753S offers
downlink speeds of up to 42 Mbps (megabits per second) and uplink
speeds of up to 5.76 Mbps on a DC-HSPA+ network. The AirCard 754S
offers downlink speeds of up to 100 Mbps and uplink speeds of up to 50
Mbps when operating on an LTE network.

For the first time, Sierra Wireless will also offer a suite of
accessories designed to enhance the performance and functionality of
the new mobile hotspots. Planned accessories include car chargers,
silicone skins, extended batteries, and cradles with integrated
antennas for indoor use and desktop charging.

Sierra Wireless is showcasing the new AirCard 753S and AirCard 754S
Mobile Hotspots at Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona, Spain from
February 14 to 17. The company will be exhibiting on the Avenue in
AV-36.

For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirCard 753S and AirCard
754S Mobile Hotspots, please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/productsandservices/AirCard/MobileHotspots.aspx. To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or
email sales@sierrawireless.com.

Note to editors: 

To view and download images of Sierra Wireless products, please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/newsroom/productimages.aspx.

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR – TSX: SW) offers industry-leading mobile
computing and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications products and
solutions that connect people, devices, and applications over cellular
networks. Wireless service providers, equipment manufacturers,
enterprises and government organizations around the world depend on us
for reliable wireless technology. We offer 2G, 3G and 4G wireless
modems, routers and gateways as well as a comprehensive suite of
software, tools, and services that ensure our customers can
successfully bring wireless applications to market.  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.

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risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to,
among other things, plans and timing for the introduction or
enhancement of our services and products, statements about future
market conditions, supply conditions, channel and end customer demand
conditions, revenues, gross margins, operating expenses, profits, and
other expectations, intentions, and plans contained in this press
release that are not historical fact. Our expectations regarding future
revenues and earnings depend in part upon our ability to successfully
develop, manufacture, and supply products that we do not produce today
and that meet defined specifications. When used in this press release,
the words “plan”, “expect”, “believe”, and similar expressions
generally identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect
our current expectations. They are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties, including, but not limited to, changes in technology and
changes in the wireless data communications market. In light of the
many risks and uncertainties surrounding the wireless data
communications market, you should understand that we cannot assure you
that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release
will be realized.

SOURCE Sierra Wireless, Inc.


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