Sierra Wireless AirCard(R) 875 now available in Austria with ONE's high-speed 3G service

The AirCard 875 and ONE H.U.I service offer fast, reliable mobile broadband alternative to fixed-line service for Austrian customers
(PresseBox) (Vancouver, ) VANCOUVER, May 16 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced that ONE Austria has selected the Sierra Wireless AirCard(R) 875 PC card to provide mobile broadband connectivity for customers of its new H.U.I. Höllenschnelles Ultra-einfaches Internet, which translates to "Fast as hell, ultra-easy Internet") service package.
ONE's H.U.I. service offers Austrian customers mobile broadband coverage on ONE's newly launched HSDPA network at a cost competitive with fixed-line service. The AirCard 875 PC card, the newest device available with the service, is now available through ONE's retail sales channels, and online at www.one.at. It currently offers peak data transfer rates of up to 3.6 Mbps (megabits per second), and is "7.2-ready," capable of peak data transfer rates of 7.2 Mbps when supported by the network.
"Adding the AirCard 875 PC card to our product portfolio allows us to combine the flexibility of our H.U.I service with reliable high-speed mobile data access whenever and wherever it's needed," said Michael Fried, chief customer officer for ONE. "At home, at a client's office, or anywhere in between, customers using the AirCard 875 card can get messages, find information they need online, and respond without delay."
"The recent increase in data transfer rates offered by mobile broadband networks makes mobile broadband a viable alternative to fixed-line access service for many people looking for fast, reliable Internet service," said Jim Lahey, vice president, EMEA for Sierra Wireless. "For these customers, who depend on their mobile data card as their primary link, the quality and reliability of the device becomes even more important, and we're pleased to work with ONE to deliver the AirCard 875 to meet that need."

AirCard 875

The AirCard 875 provides mobile workers and business travelers with high-speed wireless access to email and online information across Austria and worldwide. Features include:

- A high-performance antenna in a rugged housing with integrated status indicator lights in a new, low-profile design;
- Receiver Equalization to reduce signal interference and improve throughput for customers in urban areas with high levels of signal noise;
- Support for tri-band HSDPA/UMTS and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM, enabling the card operates at the best available network speed while roaming on networks worldwide;
- Upgradeable to support peak wireless data speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps on an HSDPA network.

For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirCard 875, please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/... To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call 1 604-232-1488 or e-mail sales@sierrawireless.com

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