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Sierra Wireless collaborates with Telefónica HSPA+ demonstration at Mobile World Congress


Telefónica utilizes the new Sierra Wireless USB 306 to demonstrate the breakthrough speed of HSPA+ mobile broadband technology

BARCELONA, Spain – Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced the company is collaborating with Telefónica to demonstrate HSPA+ mobile broadband network technology at Mobile World Congress, currently underway in Barcelona until February 19. Telefónica is hosting the demonstration at the company’s booth, using the new Sierra Wireless USB 306.

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.

“HSPA+ is a significant step forward for mobile broadband technology that provides people with faster, full access to their favorite social networking and online applications wherever they go,” said Jim Lahey, vice president, EMEA, for Sierra Wireless. “Sierra Wireless and Telefónica have worked together many times over the years to improve the user experience for mobile broadband customers, and we’re pleased to have the opportunity to continue this collaboration. This demonstration is a great opportunity for people to see where mobile broadband technology is going next.”

Sierra Wireless USB 306

* Peak downlink speeds of 21 Mbps and uplink speeds of 5.76 Mbps, supporting high-bandwidth online activities like music downloads and video
* Global roaming capabilities support connections around the world, with backward compatibility to HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS networks where HSPA+ coverage is not available
* Integrated microSD™ card slot offers convenient storage and file transfer capabilities, increasing productivity without the need for additional devices
* TRU-Install™ software installation technology steps first-time users through quick installation of the drivers and full software client directly from the modem, with no CD required
* Supported by Sierra Wireless Watcher™ 3.1 connection manager, which provides quick access to popular features and important modem information in a convenient, easy-to-use dashboard
* Scheduled to ship in the first half of 2009.

For more information about Sierra Wireless activities at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, please visit To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or e-mail

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About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIRTSX: 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

“Sierra Wireless Watcher” and “TRU-Install” are trademarks of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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