Sequans Powers Alvarion’s BreezeMAX Extreme Product Line for Mobile WiMAX
October 22, 2009

Leading WiMAX system provider adopts Sequans technology


PARIS, France and CUPERTINO, Calif. — October 22, 2009 —
Sequans Communications, leading WiMAX chipmaker, announced that its chips are being used by Alvarion® for its recently released BreezeMAX Extreme® Mobile WiMAX 802.16e product line. The BreezeMAX Extreme solution is designed to speed up the deployment of broadband wireless services in multiple markets, including rural, residential, and business broadband, video surveillance, public safety, government, and smart power grid.

“Our partnership with Sequans allows us to bring an optimized solution for these specific market segments and lets customers maximize the utilization of their spectrum,” said Ofer Karp, president, Wireless Business Division, Alvarion. “The carrier class BreezeMAX Extreme supports advanced antenna and interference mitigation techniques, resulting in leading performance and an improved business case for a variety of markets.”

Alvarion’s BreezeMAX Extreme solution incorporates Sequans’ industry-leading Mobile WiMAX semiconductor solutions.  Sequans provides a comprehensive Mobile WiMAX product line that includes the award-winning SQN2130 base station ASIC and the SQN1130 mobile station system-on-chip, both of which are WiMAX Forum Certified™. Sequans’ solutions feature superior receiver sensitivity along with Sequans’ patent-pending technology, mimoMAX™, which combines a maximum likelihood decoder on the downlink with two transmitters on the uplink.  The latter enables uplink MIMO for greatly improved link budget and cell coverage.

“Alvarion is the world’s most successful WiMAX system vendor because it continues to deliver solutions that provide real value to operators,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “The new BreezeMAX Extreme system packs multiple capabilities in one compact all-outdoor unit that is easy to install in rural and urban areas.”

BreezeMAX Extreme is engineered for the global 5 GHz unlicensed band and the US 3.65 GHz quasi-licensed band and it is commercially available today.

About Sequans Communications

Sequans Communications is a world-leading 4G chipmaker. Sequans has products that are WiMAX Forum Certified™ 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.  Sequans’ new generation 1200 series of Mobile WiMAX chips are the industry’s most highly integrated solutions, integrating baseband and triple band RF in a single 65 nm die.  Sequans delivers ultra high throughput with ultra low power consumption and 2Tx for uplink MIMO, a feature unique to Sequans that can nearly double cell coverage. www.sequans.com

Press contact Sequans:  Kimberly Tassin, 206.654.1001, Kimberly@sequans.com

mimoMAX™ and Sequans are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sequans Communications; all other brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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