Sierra Wireless AirCard(R) 597E ExpressCard now available in Canada from TELUS

    New, smaller form factor designed for ExpressCard slots delivers TELUS'
    wireless high-speed wireless access and is self-installing for easier

    VANCOUVER, Nov. 15 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) today
announced that the AirCard(R) 597E ExpressCard is now available from TELUS,
offering access to TELUS' wireless high speed EVDO Rev A service. Designed to
provide mobile broadband connectivity to newer notebooks computers equipped
with ExpressCard slots, the AirCard 597E is available through TELUS' business
and retail sales channels, and online at
    TELUS is the first globally to launch the AirCard 597E with
TRU-Install(TM), which significantly improves the out-of-the-box user
experience. With TRU-Install, no installation CD is required - software and
drivers are installed automatically when the card is plugged into the notebook
for the first time.
    "The AirCard 597E makes mobile broadband access easier than ever before -
simply plug in the card, step through the automatic installation, and you're
ready to go," said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales for
Sierra Wireless. "It's a much better user experience that we're pleased to
deliver first to customers in Canada on the TELUS network."
    Stephen Ospalak, TELUS vice-president of Subscriber Equipment said, "The
Sierra Wireless AirCard 597E lives up to TELUS' future friendly commitment by
making it even easier for clients to use mobile computing technology and
access Canada's fastest coast-to-coast mobile network. TELUS is proud to work
with Sierra Wireless, a leading name in trusted wireless solutions, to deliver
innovative devices that help clients stay productive when they are on the

    AirCard 597E ExpressCard

    -   Transfers data wirelessly at speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps on the downlink
        and 1.8 Mbps on the uplink, using the latest EVDO Rev A technology
        for the fastest mobile data access across the country. EVDO is
        available to seventy-five per cent of Canadians.

    -   Provides mobile broadband access for notebook computers with
        ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54 slots

    -   Supports Location Based Services, with a built-in GPS antenna for
        third party application development

    -   Features a high-performance, durable antenna optimized for signal
        acquisition and speed, as well as a connector for an optional
        external antenna to improve performance in fringe areas or more
        demanding user conditions

    For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirCard 597E ExpressCard,
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. Other product or
service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.0 billion of annual revenue and 11.0 million
customer connections including 5.4 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. Committed to being
Canada's premier corporate citizen, we give where we live. Since 2000, TELUS
and our team members have contributed more than $91 million to charitable and
non-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1.7 million hours of
service to local communities. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead
our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please

    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:

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