Bell launches newest wireless PC card, continues high speed mobile data network expansion

    Sierra Wireless AirCard(R) 595 PC card now available from Bell Mobility

    TORONTO, Ontario, Aug. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced ongoing
speed enhancements to its high speed mobile data network, supported by the
newest addition to its mobile broadband devices: the Sierra Wireless
AirCard(R) 595 PC card.
    The fastest wireless data network available across Canada, offering peak
upload speeds of up to 1.8 megabits per second (Mbps) and peak download speeds
of up to 3.1 Mbps, the Bell high speed network offers data clients the most
convenient mobile access to e-mail, the Internet or corporate networks
available. The network now covers 68 per cent of the Canadian population, with
further expansion and enhancement to come in 2007.
    "The ongoing upgrades to the Bell high speed wireless network underscore
the growing importance of mobile data and how it's changing the manner in
which Canadians conduct business," said Adel Bazerghi, VP Products for Bell
Mobility. "Bell is leading the way in providing the fastest mobile broadband
access to its clients across Canada."

    Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 PC card

    Operating on Bell's enhanced high speed data network, the AirCard 595 PC
card by Sierra Wireless provides great benefits for media streaming and
emailing very large files. And where the newest high-speed enhancements are
not available, the AirCard 595 is backward compatible with earlier data
network technology and will seamlessly connect at the fastest speed possible.
    "The EVDO Rev A technology in the AirCard 595 is a great advancement for
those who depend on their wireless data connection to send information while
working remotely," said Dan Schieler, senior vice president of worldwide sales
for Sierra Wireless. "We are pleased to work with Bell Mobility to offer
Canadian customers a powerful mobile broadband connection that can deal
effectively with the information they need to share."
    The AirCard 595 also offers a fixed, high-performance antenna design for
highest speeds and reliability, and support for Microsoft Windows XP, 2000,
and Mac OS X (visit to download Mac OS X support
    The AirCard 595 is available for $99.95 on a three-year contract. Until
Aug. 30, new three-year activations will also receive $50 off when clients opt
for the $99/month 1GB rate plan. Clients can also benefit from Bell's offer of
three months of Unlimited Data Usage for PC Card users who subscribe on a
three-year term.
    To learn more about the Bell high speed wireless data network and the
Sierra Wireless AirCard 595, please visit

    About Bell

    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit For corporate information on BCE, please visit

    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 owners.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve 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.

For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Jeff Meerman, Bell Media
Relations, 1-877-410-4221,; Sharlene Myers, Sierra
Wireless Media Relations, (604) 232-1445,

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