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Sierra Wireless 5G XR Series Routers Certified on T-Mobile’s Nationwide 5G Network

Architected for next-generation mission and business-critical applications that require the highest 5G performance and end-to-end security

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), a world leading IoT solutions provider, today announced that its AirLink® XR Series cellular routers architected for 5G performance, the XR90 and the XR80, are certified to operate on T-Mobile’s 5G network - the largest, fastest and most reliable in the United States.

Sierra Wireless’ XR90 router is purpose-built for mobile mission-critical applications, such as those in public safety and transit including law enforcement, utility, private networking, fire, ambulance/EMS, bus, and rail applications. Along with the XR80, built for fixed and mobile applications in public safety and field service fleets, SCADA and industrial IoT applications, the two routers make up Sierra’s XR Series Solutions. These solutions deliver the full performance of 5G across any network (5G, Wi-Fi 6, Ethernet) enabling customers to leverage the higher data speeds and lower latency of 5G, required for real-time video streaming in mission-critical and high performance business-critical environments.

“The XR Series is our fastest, most intelligent, flexible, and secure router yet,” said Tom Mueller, Vice President of Product Enterprise Networking, Sierra Wireless. “The XR Series routers are purpose-built for advanced, mission and business-critical 5G applications. With a passively cooled industrial design, future-proof flexibility offering single and dual 5G as well as Wi-Fi 6 radio options, always-on connectivity, rapid response, and strong multi-layered end-to-end security, they boast best-in-class reliability. When you combine this performance with T-Mobile’s industry-leading 5G network, it’s easy to see why you should choose Sierra Wireless to enable your next-generation applications.”

Transforming Connectivity with 5G

5G’s higher data speeds, lower latency and higher device capacity is set to transform the market. Recent research by McKinsey states that “this next generation of wireless connectivity supports a 100-fold increase in the number of simultaneous connections while improving speed (100 times faster than LTE/4G), latency, and reliability (an improvement from 20 milliseconds to less than one millisecond with 99.99% reliability). With either high-band or low- to mid-band 5G reaching up to 80 percent of the global population by 2030, enhanced coverage and speed of connections across long and short distances will enable new services, business models, and next-generation customer experiences.”

Architected for 5G Performance, Operational Simplicity, and End-to-End Security

Architected for 5G to deliver the highest performance through a combination of hardware acceleration, data plane architecture, and software, the XR Series routers were designed for operational simplicity, from initial set up and configuration with zero-touch out of the box provisioning, to ongoing management. In addition, security is designed into the routers with device to cloud security including secure boot, cryptographic keys, and support for WPA-3.

Part of the 5G solution portfolio that includes management software and reporting systems, 24x7 support, routers, antennas, and accessories, the XR Series is managed by the AirLink Management System (ALMS), a cloud-based management platform which includes remote device management and mobility-focused reporting through AirLink Premium. Additionally, an embedded LPWA cellular radio, connected through Sierra Wireless Global Connectivity, provides an always-on out-of-band management link to ALMS. This unique capability ensures the ongoing operational success of these 5G deployments.

Enabling Next-Generation Mission and Business-Critical Applications

Purpose built for mission-critical environments and high performance business-critical 5G applications, the XR Series routers improve the performance and reliability of video streaming, video offload, voice communications and other data-intensive and time-sensitive use cases, by ensuring that the router connects to the best-performing network, at the right time. This is achieved through AirLink OS, which features Cognitive Wireless, Sierra Wireless’ patented technology that automatically switches to the best available network in less than a second. In addition, with dual-5G cellular radios and dual independent 4x4 and 4x5 MIMO Wi-Fi 6 antennas, they are the highest performing, most flexible routers in the Sierra portfolio. Both routers can accommodate expansion modules and are purpose-built for rugged environments.

Both the XR90 and the XR80 are available to order from the global network of Sierra Wireless partners.


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About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is a world leading IoT solutions provider that combines devices, network services, and software to unlock value in the connected economy. Companies globally are adopting 4G, 5G, and LPWA solutions to improve operational efficiency, create better customer experiences, improve their business models, and create new revenue streams. Sierra Wireless works with its customers to develop the right industry-specific solution for their IoT deployments, whether this is an integrated solution to help connect edge devices to the cloud, a software/API service to manage processes with billions of connected assets, or a platform to extract real-time data to improve business decisions. With more than 25 years of cellular IoT experience, Sierra Wireless is the global partner customers trust to deliver them their next IoT solution. For more information, visit

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