Sierra Wireless announced that a Fujitsu notebook computer to be AirCard Enabled with
Sierra Wireless embedded modules is now certified and available for use on the
NTT DoCoMo network in Japan. With the integrated Sierra Wireless MC8780
embedded module, the new FMV-BIBLO LOOX T70XNX notebook offers the latest in
mobile broadband network technology to keep customers connected to the
information they need from wherever their travels take them.

This is the first AirCard Enabled notebook computer to be offered in
Japan, and its availability coincides with the commercial launch of NTT
DoCoMo’s new HSDPA “Flat-Rate Data Plan HIGH-SPEED”, which allows customers to
purchase data service at a single monthly rate

“The Japanese market is important to Sierra Wireless, and one that we
have focused on for several years,” said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President,
Worldwide Sales for Sierra Wireless. “We believe that the convenience and
superior performance of these AirCard Enabled notebooks will be particularly
appealing to Japanese customers looking for constant, reliable connectivity
on-the-go, and we’re pleased to collaborate with Fujitsu and NTT DoCoMo to
deliver a high-quality embedded mobile broadband solution to the Japanese

The Sierra Wireless MC8780 embedded module offers tri-band UMTS/HSPA and
quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE network access to enable roaming on mobile broadband
networks worldwide. Operating on the NTT DoCoMo HSDPA network, Fujitsu
notebooks with the integrated MC8780 embedded module are capable of peak
download speeds up to 3.6 Mbps (Megabits per second) and upload speeds up to
384 kbps.

Sierra Wireless MC8780 Embedded Modules

Designed for integration into notebook computers, fixed wireless
terminals, and other devices requiring high-speed wireless data connectivity,
Sierra Wireless PCI Express Mini Card embedded modules for HSPA networks are
fully shielded and offer an operating temperature range of -30 to +60 degrees
Celsius to suit all applications. The MC8780 also offers Receive Diversity.

Sierra Wireless PCI Express Mini Card modules include a common
comprehensive WHQL-certified USB software driver architecture that provides
superior power management, a dedicated diagnostic channel and the ability to
enable or disable NDIS or DUN support, providing maximum flexibility to OEM
customers when designing their wireless product. To simplify and expedite
product development cycles, Sierra Wireless also provides OEM customers with a
comprehensive software development kit (SDK) or Sierra Wireless’s own
Watcher software for easy connection management. OEM customers can rely on
Sierra Wireless to deliver a suite of PCI Express Mini Card products along
with best-in-class technical and integration support, so end customers
experience the same reliable, robust AirCard Enabled(TM) data solution users
have come to expect from the AirCard(R) line of adapter products.