Huawei and Sequans Establish Partnership for LTE
October 19, 2010

Collaboration focused on accelerating availability of TD-LTE equipment and devices

CHICAGO ― October 19, 2010 (4G World, booth 523) ― Sequans Communications and Huawei have entered into a partnership to develop and mature TD-LTE technology for the global marketplace.  The two companies have been working together closely for several months on TD-LTE and recently conducted a TD-LTE demonstration in Guangzhou in preparation for the 16th annual Asian Games to be held there beginning next month.  Huawei and Sequans have a long history in WiMAX cooperation and have now extended their 4G technology collaboration to TD-LTE.

“Our cooperation with Huawei will yield exciting results for the TD-LTE ecosystem,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO.  “It is our intention to accelerate the availability of TD-LTE technology, readying it for operator trials in the coming months and then ensuring it is optimized for commercial deployments in 2011.  We are very pleased to work with Huawei, a longtime partner of Sequans in 4G, and an accomplished industry leader in next generation networks.”

“We are working side by side with Sequans, our major partner, to optimize performance, test new features, and steadily improve interoperability between our eNodeB platform and Sequans’ UE chipset,” said Tang Xinhong, president of Huawei’s CDMA, WiMAX, and TD product lines. “We have made much progress in advancing the state-of-the-art in LTE performance and interoperability and we look forward to continued development success.”

Huawei and Sequans began working together on LTE when both were chosen by China Mobile late last year to contribute technology for China Mobile’s launch of the world’s first TD-LTE demonstration network at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai in May of this year.  The network has become a successful showcase for TD-LTE in the world’s largest communications market.

About Huawei

With comprehensive strengths in wireline, wireless and IP technologies, Huawei is a leader in all-IP convergence and next generation networks. Huawei products and solutions have been deployed in more than 100 countries and have served 45 of the world’s top 50 telecom operators, as well as one third of the world’s population. www.huawei.com

About Sequans Communications

Sequans Communications is a 4G chipmaker, supplying LTE and WiMAX 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 leading WiMAX networks worldwide and will soon be inside LTE networks. www.sequans.com.

Press contacts:  Kimberly Tassin for Sequans, 425.736.0569, Kimberly@sequans.com; Ben Yao (Benjun) for Huawei, +86-755-28358913, benjun@huawei.com

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