Newest, smallest, Sierra Wireless USB modem now available to Canadians from TELUS

    Sierra Wireless Compass(TM) 597 USB modem combines mobile broadband
    connectivity, storage and user-friendly features into small, sleek design

    VANCOUVER, July 15 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) today
announced that the Compass(TM) 597 USB modem is now available in Canada from
TELUS. The Compass 597 USB modem provides TELUS customers with access to
wireless high-speed Internet in a small, cleanly designed USB stick that slips
easily into a pocket.
    The Sierra Wireless Compass 597 USB Modem gets customers connected to the
TELUS Mobile Broadband network quickly and easily, with TRU-Install(TM)
software installation for both Mac and PC users. Installation is as simple as
plugging the modem into the USB slot and stepping through the process, with no
extra CD or downloads required. With download speeds averaging between 450 to
800 kilobits per second (kbps) and upload speeds averaging 300 to 400 kbps on
the TELUS high speed wireless network, users only need a few seconds to send a
presentation to a client, download large email attachments, or upload a photo
to share from anywhere within the coverage area. The TELUS network (inclusive
of data roaming) reaches 5.6 million wireless subscribers.
    "The Compass 597 USB Modem is TELUS' newest and smallest modem available
and provides seamless access to our high-speed EvDO Rev A wireless network
faster and easier than ever," said Stephen Ospalak, vice-president of mobile
and Future Friendly Home devices at TELUS. "Sierra Wireless designed a great
looking and useful tool for clients on-the-go, and with the inclusion of a
microSD card slot for convenient file storage, they will enjoy the smoothest
digital experience they can get on our EvDo Rev A network, Canada's largest
high-speed network(*)."
    "With its small size, appealing design, and user-friendly installation
and activation features, the Compass 597 USB Modem has a lot to offer TELUS
customers looking for a simple way to stay linked in to their business and
personal networks," said Dan Schieler, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales,
for Sierra Wireless. "Users can depend on the Compass 597 for reliable
connections and quick transfer speeds so they can work efficiently without the
need to hunt for hotspots."

    Sierra Wireless Compass 597 USB Modem

    -   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

    -   microSD card slot provides convenient storage and file transfer

    -   Convenient, flexible usage options, with an external antenna
        connector for users working in remote or network fringe areas, and a
        lanyard loop to allow the modem to be clipped to the inside of a bag

    -   Optimizes power management so less power is used when not required,
        to reduce host PC battery drain

    The Sierra Wireless Compass 597 USB Modem is available from TELUS for as
little as $99.99 on a three-year contract or $299.99 without a contract. For
more information about TELUS products and services, please visit
    For more information about the Sierra Wireless Compass 597 USB Modem
please visit To
contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or e-mail

    (*) Not available in all areas

    Note to editors:
    To view and download images of Sierra Wireless products, please visit

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.2 billion of annual revenue and 11.2 million
customer connections including 5.6 million wireless subscribers, 4.4 million
wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. In support of our
philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and alumni have
contributed $113 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and
volunteered more than 2.1 million hours of service to local communities since
2000. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic
initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit

    About Sierra Wireless

    Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: 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

    "Compass" is a trademark of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service
names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

    Sierra Wireless 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.

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For further information:

For further information: Sharlene Myers, Sierra Wireless, Phone: (604)
232-1445, Email:; AJ Gratton, TELUS Media Relations,
Phone: (416) 279-8522, Email:

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