Sagemcom Adopts Sequans’ Technology for New WiMAX Devices
February 15, 2010

New WiMAX CPEs deliver state-of-the art WiMAX functionality plus voice and data

BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Stand 2A116 — February 15, 2010 — Sagemcom and Sequans announced that new WiMAX devices, manufactured by Sagemcom and based on Sequans’ semiconductor solutions, are now available to customers in Europe and Asia. Sagemcom has introduced the SX686, an indoor WiMAX/WiFi gateway for SOHO customers, and the SX682, an indoor WiMAX modem for residential customers. Both of these devices are fully self-installable and deliver high performance WiMAX connectivity with excellent coverage.

“Sequans is our reliable partner for WiMAX devices,” said Ahmed Selmani, managing director of the Broadband Terminals Unit at Sagemcom. “Based on Sequans’ state-of-the-art chips and their knowledgeable and highly committed support, we create best-in-class WiMAX devices, which are very well-received in the market. Mobile operators value the superior quality and performance of our products and Sequans’ chips are a key component in this. In 2010 we are looking forward to expanding our portfolio with several more new products based on Sequans’ new generation chips.”

Sequans’ new generation SQN1200 series of Mobile WiMAX semiconductor solutions are the most highly integrated chips in the industry. They integrate baseband and triple band RF in a single, 65 nm die, and they incorporate mimoMAX™, Sequans’ patented technology that combines a maximum likelihood MIMO decoder on the downlink with two transmit channels on the uplink for dynamically optimized diversity selection and uplink MIMO. Sequans’ technology delivers ultra high performance at a very low cost.

“Sagemcom’s new WiMAX terminals represent the best the industry has to offer,” said Georges Karam, Sequans’ CEO. “In addition to outstanding coverage, they have a classic design and support key applications such as VoIP, video conferencing, and streaming audio/video. We are pleased to partner with Sagemcom on these products and several new WiMAX mobile devices planned for release in the near future.”

Sagemcom and Sequans are partnering to deliver additional WiMAX/WiFi gateway products in 2010 as well as several Mobile WiMAX USB dongles, including dual mode WiMAX/2G and WiMAX/3G versions.

Sagemcom SX682 Product Description
The SX682 is an indoor WiMAX modem with VoIP for the residential or home office user. It includes 1 Ethernet and 1 FXS port for connecting to a PC or analog telephone or fax machine. The SX682 delivers excellent WiMAX coverage, 20 Mbps of throughput and is fully self-installable.

Sagemcom SX686 Product Description
The SX686 is an indoor VoIP WiMAX gateway for SOHO users. It includes 4 Ethernet and 2 FXS ports for connecting to PCs or analog telephones or fax machines. The SX686 delivers excellent WiMAX coverage,20 Mbps of throughput, and is fully self-installable.

About Sagemcom
A French, international scale, high-tech company, Sagemcom is working to establish itself as a leader in high added value communicating terminals. It specialises in broadband communications, telecoms and energy, and the document management sectors: consumer and professional printing terminals, digital TV set-top boxes, broadband and residential terminals, communicating management solutions, energy and systems management, telecom partnerships and convergence.
With a turnover of more than 1.3 billion euros, Sagemcom employs 6,030 people on five continents. It is headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison (France). Sagemcom’s sustainable development policy commitment starts right from the product design stage. It applies to the whole of the industrial process, from eco-design in accordance with ISO standards, reducing the energy consumption of its products, and all in the context of an ethical code of practice applicable on all its suppliers.
Sagemcom was the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Telecommunication Product category Customer Service Prize.
For more information: www.sagemcom.com

Press contact: Aurore Chiquot, +33 1 53 32 11 83, aurore.chiquot@linkrp.eu

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 market where it is now a global leader, Sequans has recently expanded 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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