New single-mode LTE CPE launching nationwide
PARIS, France – February 25, 2015 – Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced that its LTE chipset technology is powering the single mode LTE CPEs being deployed by Bharti Airtel for its subscribers in India. Bharti Airtel is one of India’s largest mobile operators with more than 100 million subscribers.
The CPE complies with 3GPP Release 9 specifications and provides category 4 throughput with data rates up to 150 Mbps in the downlink. It features integrated high-gain antennas with MIMO technology, combining powerful RF circuit design, highly integrated software, network router and smart industrial design. The new CPE, manufactured by one of the largest ODMs in Taiwan, is designed to meet all the stringent requirements of SME customers, but is also for residential customers.
The LTE technology inside the new CPE is Sequans Mont Blanc LTE chipset platform. Mont Blanc is a category 4 single mode LTE solution, comprising Sequans’ baseband SOC and LTE-optimized transceiver, an integrated network and application CPU, a comprehensive software package, and reference designs. Mont Blanc is a member of Sequans’ StreamrichLTE family of products for high performance, feature-rich LTE devices.
“We are pleased to contribute our technology for this next phase of Bharti Airtel’s LTE service launch with these high performing CPEs,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “We have been working with mobile operators in India since the advent of LTE and now that LTE deployment is beginning to accelerate, we are excited to see Bharti Airtel taking advantage of the benefits enabled by LTE in providing advanced new services to their customers.”
Please visit Sequans at Mobile World Congress, March 2-5, 2015, hall 7, stand 7I81
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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