Sierra Wireless Adds to USB Modem Product Line

    New Apex(TM) 880 USB Modem offers innovative design and features to
    enhance usability

    VANCOUVER, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - November 5, 2007 - Sierra Wireless
(NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) today introduced the newest addition to its USB modem
product line, the Apex(TM) 880 USB modem. Smaller than previous models and
sporting a new, innovative design and features, the Apex 880 USB modem is
expected to be available for shipping in January, 2008.
    "We've experienced outstanding success with our USB product line since we
launched it earlier this year," said Trent Punnett, senior vice president,
Marketing and Corporate Development. "But we understand that continued success
with this product line requires ongoing innovation that offers customers more
functionality and more value. We've designed the Apex 880 USB modem to deliver
that, with remarkable simplicity and flexibility built into the user
experience, a more streamlined appearance, and the latest in high-speed
wireless technology with global roaming capability."
    The Apex 880 is designed to provide a high-performance, reliable wireless
connection with the most flexible usage options available. The rotating
connector hinge accommodates both horizontally and vertically oriented USB
ports. In addition, a laptop clip and USB extension cable is included for
those who would prefer to attach the modem to the top of the screen for
improved reception or easier use.
    To simplify setup and configuration, the Apex 880 also offers
TRU-Install(TM), a seamless installation experience that requires no CD - just
plug the modem into the computer's USB slot and the drivers and client
software will be installed directly from the modem itself.
    The Apex 880 USB modem supports the latest HSUPA network technology,
offering theoretical maximum data speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps (megabits per
second) on the downlink, and up to 2.0 Mbps on the uplink. It offers tri-band
HSPA/UMTS connectivity (850/1900/2100 MHz) and quad-band EDGE/GPRS
connectivity (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) for use worldwide, making it a valuable
tool for international travelers.
    For more information about the Sierra Wireless Apex 880 USB modem, 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 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. "Apex" and
"TRU-Install" are trademarks 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: Sharlene Myers, Sierra Wireless, Phone: (604)
232-1445, Email:

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