PRESS RELEASE: NimbeLink and Get Wireless Announce Cat 4 Cellular Modem

Sierra Wireless module powers NimbeLink Skywire® Cat 4 modem distributed by GetWireless for Verizon and AT&T cellular networks.

Plymouth MN, September 9th, 2016 – NimbeLink and Sierra Wireless will join GetWireless in that company’s booth at CTIA Super Mobility 2016 to present the new Skywire Cat 4 embedded modem. This high-speed modem is available in versions for both Verizon and AT&T cellular networks and supports download speeds of up to 150 Mbps. The new modem is based on the Sierra Wireless AirPrime® HL7588 cellular module and will be available in certified versions for both Verizon and AT&T cellular networks. The two versions utilize the same hardware and differ only in firmware. In addition to its higher bandwidth, the LTE Cat 4 modem features low latency, useful in many applications, and the long product life assured by rollout on the LTE network.

Use of the cutting-edge Sierra Wireless module allows firmware in the Skywire Cat 4 modems to be “flashed” for over-the-air updates via the Sierra Wireless AirVantage® IoT Platform, ensuring that the modems and the products that use them can be kept up-to-date.

Like all members of the Skywire modem family, the Cat 4 modem features Skywire’s smallest-in-the-industry size, share the Skywire embedded modem line’s standard footprint and are supported with full documentation, development kits, and microprocessor capes and adapters.

Created by award-winning developers, NimbeLink’s cellular modems are the easiest way to speed cellular-enabled IoT and M2M products to market. Available in both embedded and external Ethernet and serial link formats, Skywire modems are the economical choice for global cellular connectivity.

“We are excited to be the strategic partner and sales channel for the new NimbeLink Skywire® CAT4.  This product adds to the strong portfolio we sell to customers today, enabling them to get to market faster,” said Bryan Rasmussen, COO of GetWireless.

Skywire Cat 4 modems can be seen at CTIA Super Mobility 2016 in Get Wireless booth #4855 with NimbeLink, Sierra Wireless, and Get Wireless staff in attendance.


About NimbeLink

NimbeLink is the innovation leader in embedded cellular technology for today’s machine-to-machine and Internet of Things solutions. Our award-winning Skywire® modems and related software and services enable OEM customers to easily develop end-device certified IoT solutions for faster time to market. For more information, call 1.612.285.3433 or visit

About Get Wireless

Established in 2001 and based in Minneapolis, GetWireless is a leading value-added distributor of cellular solutions that connect the Internet of Things. By supporting a strong portfolio of embedded modules, end-device modems, intelligent gateways, and cellular boosters, GetWireless is able to supply the most advantageous cellular solution for each new IoT application. For more information, visit

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. 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. Visit for more information.


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