The AirCard(R) 880E ExpressCard - now available with Bouygues Telecom's
unlimited mobile internet offers - enables business customers to access
the operator's newly announced high-speed 3G+ network.
VANCOUVER, and PARIS, Nov. 15 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR -
TSX: SW) and Bouygues Telecom today announced the commercial launch of the
AirCard(R) 880E ExpressCard in France. The AirCard 880E is now available
through Bouygues Telecom's business sales channels, and offers connectivity to
the operator's newly announced high-speed 3G+ network.
"Our business customers are big users of mobile data," said Richard Viel,
Senior Vice President, Bouygues Telecom. "We are the first operator to market
HSUPA technology, which offers uplink data speeds up to four times faster than
HSDPA. With the new Sierra Wireless data card, mobile professionals can take
advantage of the flexibility of mobile data to work more productively."
"The improved network performance and data speeds offered by Bouygues
Telecom's network upgrade offer many benefits to mobile data customers, who
can access the information they need from anywhere nearly as quickly as they
could from the office. We are pleased to collaborate again with Bouygues
Telecom," said Jim Lahey, vice president, EMEA for Sierra Wireless.
Sierra Wireless AirCard 880E ExpressCard
- Compatible with both ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54 card slots
found on newer notebook computers.
- Supports theoretical peak download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps (megabits
per second) and upload speeds of up to 2.0 Mbps.
- Offers worldwide roaming, with support for tri-band HSPA/UMTS
(850/1900/2100 MHz) and quad-band EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz).
- Simple installation and setup with TRU-Install(TM) driver and
software installation directly from the card itself.
- Includes Sierra Wireless TRU(TM) Design Features, including
TRU-Durability(TM) with a rugged, fixed antenna design, TRU-Flow(TM),
with proprietary data traffic technology for reliable, consistent
performance, and TRU-PowerSave(TM) power management technology for
reduced battery drain and optimized performance under varying network
For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirCard 880 ExpressCard,
please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/AC880E_AC881E.aspx.
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About Bouygues Telecom
Created in 1994, Bouygues Telecom has 8.9 million customers, including
6.5 million with contracts, and 7,400 employees. Its ambition is to become the
"preferred brand of personal communication services" by further improving
After pioneering the talk-plan concept and free voicemail in France in
1996, followed by unlimited call plans (Millenium), in 2006 Bouygues Telecom
launched Neo, the first call plan to offer unlimited calls to all operators
every day after 8pm.
Bouygues Telecom will launch its first fixed line offers in 2008 to meet
households' requirements for multimedia equipment and services.
To guarantee high-quality customer service for consumers and businesses
alike, Bouygues Telecom markets a large range of broadband services. Its
national EDGE broadband network covers more than 93% of the French population.
Bouygues Telecom's 3G+ network carries even higher speeds to tailor solutions
to customers' future needs.
Bouygues Telecom's six customer relations centres in France employ
2,000 customer advisors for optimum customer service.
About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless modems and software connect people all over the world
with mobile broadband networks that keep them in touch, informed, and
productive from wherever they need to be. The Company offers a diverse product
portfolio addressing enterprise, consumer, original equipment manufacturer,
machine-to-machine, and specialized vertical industry markets, and provides
professional services to customers requiring expertise in wireless design,
integration, and carrier certification. With 2006 revenues of $221 million,
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) is headquartered in Richmond, British
Columbia, Canada with additional offices in Carlsbad and Hayward, California;
London; and Hong Kong. For more information about Sierra Wireless, visit
"AirCard" is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless. Other product or
service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective
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