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Sierra Wireless Launches World’s First Plug-and-Play Technology to Simplify the Complex Internet of Things

BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), a leading provider of fully
integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT),
today announced the world’s first ‘plug-and-play’ cellular modules and
routers with pre-integrated global connectivity, IoT operation
management and security. This new technology will dramatically reduce
the time to launch IoT solutions, streamline operations and enable
business model flexibility, thereby accelerating the global IoT economy.

These new cellular modules and routers enable customers to select a
single pre-certified solution to instantaneously connect and remotely
manage a fleet of IoT products and services across the globe, and over
the lifetime of the deployment. This is a vast improvement to today’s
practice of procuring devices, then sourcing multiple connectivity
subscriptions and SIM cards for global coverage, and finally integrating
disparate provisioning and management platforms.

“The complexity of deploying IoT solutions is the biggest challenge for
businesses today,” said Philippe Guillemette, CTO, Sierra Wireless. “Our
new technology is much more than a SIM in a device, it’s an industry
breakthrough that truly simplifies the IoT ecosystem. Our customers can
focus on transforming their business and rely on Sierra Wireless to
securely connect, monitor and collect data from their devices, at the
right time, with the right SLA, and at the right cost.”

With built-in security from device, through the mobile network, to the
cloud, Sierra Wireless’ innovative technology allows users to remotely
provision and change connectivity providers over the air without ever
physically accessing their devices. This reduces risk and gives
companies the flexibility to develop and scale IoT applications and
services over time and around the world.

“Sierra Wireless’ long track record and leadership experience in IoT
gives them unique insight into the many hurdles businesses must overcome
to bring their connected products to market,” said Dan Shey, Managing
Director and Vice President, B2B, ABI Research. “Having both
connectivity management and device management on a single platform is a
significant advantage that will allow users to leverage data from their
devices and the network to drive their business. Sierra Wireless is also
bringing the flexibility to access global MNOs over the air, which is a
key factor in enabling the global IoT economy.”

“Nube uses Sierra Wireless’ device to cloud solution for our gas
monitoring solution throughout Latin America, which helped us get to
market faster than expected and better manage our devices in the field,”
said Chris Gnanakone, CEO and Founder of Nube. “Now, with the
integration of the SIM and subscription directly into the module, this
will further streamline our manufacturing, reduce the total cost of our
device and make our IoT operations even more efficient.”

Sierra Wireless is piloting the fully integrated solution with select
customers, and it will be available for large scale deployments in the
second half of 2017 in select embedded module and router products. These
devices come pre-integrated with Smart SIM connectivity, the latest
eUICC remote provisioning technology and the AirVantage® IoT Platform
for application enablement—providing all of the IoT infrastructure
needed to create, connect and manage IoT solutions.

To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 877-687-7795 or visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/sales.

Note to editors:

Sierra Wireless is exhibiting in the GSMA Innovation City, Hall 4, Stand
#4A30 at Mobile World Congress 2017, February 27 – March 2, in
Barcelona, Spain. To book a briefing at MWC please contact pr@sierrawireless.com.

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is building the Internet of
Things with intelligent wireless solutions that empower organizations to
innovate in the connected world. Customers start with Sierra because we
offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G
embedded modules and gateways, seamlessly integrated with our secure
cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and enterprises worldwide trust
our innovative solutions to get their connected products and services to
market faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 1,000 employees globally
and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more
information, visit www.sierrawireless.com.

Connect with Sierra Wireless on the IoT Blog at http://www.sierrawireless.com/iot-blog,
on Twitter at @SierraWireless, on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/sierra-wireless
and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SierraWireless.

“AirVantage” is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless. Other product
or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their
respective owners.

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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,
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and supply products that we do not produce today and that meet defined
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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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