This is a Sierra Wireless WWAN Adapter that is installed in a Mini-PCI Express slot. It is also known in Lenovo literature as
Verizon Wireless UNDP BroadBand
Qualcomm UNDP1 Wireless WAN card
Sierra Wireless 1xEV-DO Network Adapter
Specific versions of this card may come pre-configured for a certain carrier (Verizon)
Chipset: Sierra Wireless MC5720
USB ID: 1199:0218
Sierra Wireless MC5720 WWAN Adapter
Not all ThinkPads listed below can have this option installed, check if yours is WWAN upgradable first. Also installing the wrong card type in a ThinkPad that never officially supported it may give a Error 1804 on boot and refuse to continue until the card is removed. As such it is best to check the HMM (Hardware Maintenance Manual) for your ThinkPad first.
FRU PN 41W1177, 42T0863 (MC5720)
Should be automatically detected by NetworkManager with any recent Linux distribution (Fedora 12, Ubuntu 9.10) and allow for easy configuration.