The company claims that new modems nearly triple the speed of mobile broadband devices
Canada-based Sierra Wireless has introduced its wireless USB 306 and the USB 307 mobile broadband USB modems for HSPA+ networks. The modems are expected to ship within the first half of 2009.
Sierra Wireless claims that the new modems nearly triple the speed of other mobile broadband devices, with peak download speeds of 21Mbps.
According to the company, the USB 306 is designed for North American and Asia-Pacific regions, operating on the 850, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands, and the USB 307 is optimized for Europe, operating on the 900 and 2100 MHz bands.
To provide efficiency and convenience for users, Sierra Wireless TRU-Install loads the device drivers and Sierra Wireless Watcher connection manager software onto the computer the first time the USB modem is plugged in. Sierra Wireless Watcher connection manager makes it easy to check the modem’s status, network coverage, and signal strength. Both models are also equipped with a microSD card slot to provide convenient storage and assist with file transfers on-the-go.
Greg Speakman, vice president of marketing for Sierra Wireless, said: We recognize that the way people use the internet has evolved. Most people require higher bandwidth from their connections now than they did even two years ago. Sierra Wireless is working hard to stay at the forefront of mobile technology to ensure that our customers can get online and do whatever they need to do, whether from home, work, or somewhere in between.