PARIS, France and CUPERTINO, Calif. – April 9, 2008 – Sequans Communications, leading WiMAX chipmaker, has been awarded the WiMAX Forum Certified™ seal of approval for both its base station and subscriber station Mobile WiMAX 2.3 GHz reference designs. Sequans now has certified products for both Fixed and Mobile WiMAX, for both base station and subscriber station technology, and is the first and only WiMAX chipmaker to achieve this distinction.
“We are pleased to be among the first to achieve Mobile WiMAX certification,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “Having some of the first certified products on the market now is a great accomplishment for us and the industry as it will propel the rapid deployment of Mobile WiMAX networks all over the world.”
Sequans products underwent rigorous and extensive protocol conformance, radio conformance and interoperability testing. Manufacturers using the newly certified Sequans technology to build Mobile WiMAX equipment and devices are assured of its high quality and ability to interoperate in any WiMAX network.
The Sequans WiMAX Forum Certified™ reference designs are based on the Sequans SQN1110 SOC for Mobile WiMAX mobile stations and SQN2130 ASIC for Mobile WiMAX base stations. The base station solution is the first and only ASIC-based solution in the market today.
“This 2.3 GHz certification milestone marks the beginning of the era of Mobile WiMAX, which is here to stay, and which will meet the growing world demand for internet access the way it was meant to be—fast and mobile,” said Karam. “Wave 2 certification is just around the corner, and we will also be there with certified referenced designs.”
SEQUANS Communications is the leading supplier of subscriber station and base station chips for both Fixed and Mobile WiMAX, based on IEEE 802.16-2004 and 802.16e-2005 standards, Sequans offers equipment manufacturers the most complete and powerful semiconductor solutions available today, enabling them to build the widest range of high performing WiMAX network components: femto, pico, micro and multi-sector macro base stations, outdoor and indoor subscriber terminals, home gateways, and all types of mobile devices. www.sequans.com
Press contact: Kimberly Tassin, 206.654.1001, Kimberly@sequans.com
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