Senza Fili White Paper Discusses the Benefits of Using Dual-Mode Devices in Transition from WiMAX to LTE
May 13, 2011

Benefits to mobile operators include reduction of upfront costs

PARIS — May 12, 2011 – 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications (NYSE: SQNS) and Senza Fili Consulting, leading wireless industry advisory firm, announced the availability of a new white paper on the benefits to mobile operators of using dual-mode WiMAX/LTE devices when transitioning from WiMAX to LTE.  Author Monica Paolini, expert in wireless technologies and financial modeling, presents various transition scenarios mobile operators may undertake during the WiMAX to LTE transition and how the use of dual-mode devices will help facilitate the transition.

“A number of operators have the spectrum assets and financial wherewithal to eventually migrate to LTE,” said Paolini.  “But the pace of the transition will vary widely and the use of dual-mode devices is one of the most important ways mobile operators can ensure a smooth transition and reduce upfront costs.

“Using dual-mode devices, operators can use their existing WiMAX infrastructure longer and transition to LTE as the ROI indicates, instead of undertaking a much more expensive device-replacement program as would be necessary with a quick transition to LTE.  The resulting capex deferral and reduced need to subsidize device upgrades will translate into cost savings and better cash flow to the operator.”

The white paper discusses various possible WiMAX to LTE transition options such as fast transition, gradual transition, and long-term coexistence, and then compares and quantifies the relative benefits of using dual-mode devices in each situation.

“It is important for operators to understand well the lowest cost options in conducting their network transitions from WiMAX to LTE,” said Craig Miller, VP of strategic marketing at Sequans Communications, developer of dual-mode WiMAX/LTE semiconductor solutions.  “Dual-mode devices play a key role here in allowing operators to get the most value possible out of their existing WiMAX infrastructure while giving them flexibility in the timing of the transition.  Senza Fili’s new white paper takes a thorough look these transition option issues.”

The new white paper entitled, A smooth transition from WiMAX to LTE using dual-mode devices, is available for download at Senza Fili’s website, www.senzafiliconsulting.com and also at Sequans Communications’ website, www.sequans.com/products-solutions/4Sight.  See Sequans and Senza Fili at LTE World Summit, Amsterdam, May 17-18, Sequans’ booth 11.  Craig Miller, Sequans VP of strategic marketing and business development, will be speaking on a panel beginning at 15:20 on May 18th entitled:  Can operators deploy WiMAX now and migrate to LTE later on?

About Senza Fili Consulting

Senza Fili Consulting provides expert advisory services to clients in wireless industry financial modeling, market forecasting and research, business plan support, and assessment of established and emerging technologies.  Senza Fili’s client base includes mobile operators, vendors, system integrators, and others worldwide.  Monica Paolini, Senza Fili Consulting founder and president is a wireless industry expert, author of numerous white papers and reports, and frequent speaker at wireless industry conferences. www.senzafiliconsulting.com

About Sequans Communications S.A.

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a 4G chipmaker, supplying LTE and WiMAX chips to original equipment makers and original design manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003 to address the WiMAX market, the company expanded in early 2009 to address the LTE market. The company is based in Paris, France with additional offices throughout the world, including United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and China. www.sequans.com

Contacts

Sequans Communications
Kimberly Tassin, +1 425-736-0569  or
Senza Fili Consulting
Monica Paolini, +1 425-657-4991  

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