Demo follows successful CAT 1 technology trial on T-Mobile’s network
LAS VEGAS – Sept. 10, 2015 – Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS), a leader in LTE chipsets for IoT and M2M, is providing technology to T-Mobile for its LTE CAT 1 technology demo at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas, September 9-11. CAT 1, or category 1, refers to the lower throughput speed (10 Mbps) defined in the existing LTE standard now being used for low cost and low power IoT and M2M applications. The demo follows a successful network and device trial of CAT 1 technology conducted by T-Mobile and Sequans over the last quarter where the companies verified that LTE CAT 1 devices are compatible with CAT 3 and 4 device counterparts on T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network. Sequans is the first chipmaker to develop LTE CAT 1 technology and currently the only chipmaker providing LTE CAT 1 technology to T-Mobile to help M2M customers migrate from 2G to 4G LTE networks.
“We’ve been working with T-Mobile for several months on a now successful LTE CAT 1 network trial, and we are pleased to power T-Mobile’s public demo of the technology at Super Mobility Week,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “Our work together proved that LTE CAT 1 devices are compatible with T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network and that T-Mobile’s network is ready to support low-cost LTE-based solutions for the M2M market today.”
“As the Un-carrier, we’re excited to show our customers that LTE CAT 1 chipsets and modules on our 4G LTE network, like those from Sequans, can deliver a future-proof network migration path for their M2M products and solutions,” said Rusty Lhamon, director, M2M at T-Mobile. “The technology also provides cost and power benefits for IoT and M2M applications, enabling our customers to move off of 2G to our Data Strong 4G LTE network—a win-win situation for T-Mobile and our customers.”
Sequans’ operator-approved CAT 1 solution, the Calliope LTE Platform, is already powering new M2M devices. It has also won two industry awards—an “IoT Innovations” award from Connected World Magazine, and a “Leading Lights 2015” award for “Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy,” from Light Reading.
About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a 4G chipmaker and leading provider of single-mode LTE chipset solutions to wireless device manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003, Sequans has developed and delivered six generations of 4G technology and its chips are certified and shipping in 4G networks, both LTE and WiMAX, around the world. Today, Sequans offers two LTE product lines: StreamrichLTE™, optimized for feature-rich mobile computing and home/portable router devices, and StreamliteLTE™, optimized for M2M devices and other connected devices for the Internet of Things. Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online at www.sequans.com, www.facebook.com/sequans, www.twitter.com/sequans
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