Gemtek adopts Sequans chips for high performance Mobile WiMAX CPE for BSNL’s network in India
May 23, 2010

TAIPEI — May 24, 2010 (Computex 2010) — Gemtek, industry-leading maker of broadband wireless devices, has developed a new and cost-effective Mobile WiMAX CPE, based on Sequans’ WiMAX chip, that will deploy on Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s (BSNL) WiMAX network in India.  Once fully deployed, BSNL’s WiMAX network will be the largest in the world, comprising 7000 base stations and covering several states across India.

Gemtek’s new device, the WIXS-181 outdoor CPE, delivers high speed internet access, operates at 2.5 GHz and gives users best-in-class coverage and throughput in a sleek form factor. The new Gemtek CPE will be on display at WiMAX Taipei 2010, June 1-5, at the Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan in Gemtek’s booth, A523, and Sequans’ booth, A418A.

Sequans’ new generation Mobile WiMAX semiconductor solutions are the most highly integrated and most powerful WiMAX chips in the industry. They deliver baseband and triple band RF in a single, 65 nm die, delivering ultra low power consumption and ultra high performance at a very low cost.  The chips also deliver two transmit channels and adaptive closed loop diversity (2T-CLD) on the uplink, technology pioneered by Sequans that can nearly double cell coverage.

“Gemtek’s new CPE is a powerful solution that will eventually serve millions in India with Mobile WiMAX service,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO.  “Our technology contributes to the high performance of the device and the efficiency of the entire BSNL network, and we are pleased to collaborate with Gemtek on this important project.”

About Sequans Communications

Sequans Communications is a 4G chipmaker, supplying WiMAX and LTE chips to equipment manufacturers and mobile operators worldwide.  Founded in 2004 to address the WiMAX opportunity where it is now a global leader, Sequans expanded in early 2009 to address the LTE market.  Sequans chips are inside the world’s leading WiMAX networks and will soon be inside the world’s leading LTE networks.  Sequans is based in Paris, with additional offices throughout the world, including USA, United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. www.sequans.com.

Press contact:  Kimberly Tassin, 425.736.0569, Kimberly@sequans.com

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