Sierra Wireless USB Modem to be introduced to Switzerland by Swisscom

The Compass 885 USB Modem from Sierra Wireless offers stylish, durable design and the latest high-speed mobile broadband technology for professionals on the move

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Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) and Swisscom today announced the availability of the Sierra Wireless Compass(TM) 885 USB Modem to customers in Switzerland. The Compass 885 USB modem offers Swisscom customers mobile broadband connectivity on the go, with fast, simple installation, a sleek and durable USB design, and the latest 3G wireless technology for optimal data speeds. Sold under the brand name "Unlimited USB Modem 885," the Compass 885 is now available for as low as CHF 1.-* through Swisscom Shops, the company's Web shop online at, and other third party channels.

Swisscom offers customers a high-performing HSPA mobile broadband network that covers 92 percent of the Swiss population. Swisscom customers can browse the Internet almost everywhere in Switzerland at up to 7.2 Mbps (megabits per second), comparable to current speeds in the wired world. In addition, Swisscom offers its customers broadband coverage via UMTS (90 percent) or EDGE (99.8 percent) technology where HSPA is not yet available - anywhere and at anytime - and the Compass 885 USB modem seamlessly transitions to EDGE connectivity outside of HSPA-covered regions.

The Sierra Wireless Compass 885 USB modem offers TRU-Install(TM) automatic software installation, which makes startup quick and simple, allowing users to get online faster, as well as Swisscom's own user-friendly Unlimited Data Manager (UDM) software. The Compass 885 USB Modem also includes a connector for an optional external antenna, sometimes preferred by customers to provide extended and strengthened connections in remote areas or fringe network coverage. Additionally, the Compass 885 USB Modem is sold with a 1 GB microSD memory card already inserted into the modem, providing Swisscom customers with the convenient option of increasing data storage and transfer without any additional efforts required.

The Compass 885 USB Modem offers users the ability to roam globally, with tri-band HSPA/UMTS support and quad-band GSM/EDGE support, making it compatible with networks in most countries around the world.

"The quick and easy setup, the sleek and durable design, and the convenience of having a high-speed connection wherever it's needed makes the Compass 885 an ideal choice for mobile professionals and frequent travelers," said Christian Neuhaus, a spokesperson for Swisscom.

"The Compass 885 USB Modem is designed to be convenient, reliable, and fast, providing the latest high-speed mobile broadband technology and global compatibility," said Jim Lahey, vice president, EMEA for Sierra Wireless. "With the widespread availability of a high-speed mobile broadband network, the Compass 885 offers mobile professionals access to the information and connections they need wherever they need them, and we're pleased to have the opportunity to deliver this to Swisscom customers."

For more information about the Sierra Wireless Compass 885 USB modem please visit To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or e-mail

* Upon conclusion of a new subscription NATEL® data basic + Data Option 1.5 GB, 24 months. Price without contract is CHF 299.-.

About Swisscom
Swisscom is Switzerland's leading telecoms provider, with 5 million mobile customers, around 5.3 million fixed lines including 1.6 million broadband connections. The company has a presence throughout Switzerland and offers a full range of products and services for mobile, landline and IP-based voice and data communication.
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