Sequans-powered LTE devices built by Datang Mobile and DareGlobal will launch commercially in Q2
PARIS, France – April 1, 2014 –4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced that two of its device manufacturing partners in China, Datang Mobile and DareGlobal, have been awarded contracts to provide Sequans-powered TD-LTE end user devices to China Telecom for the operator’s commercial launch of TD-LTE service beginning in Q2. Both devices are single-mode TD-LTE CPE units that will provide China Telecom customers with internet access at 4G speed. Datang Mobile is one of China’s leading TDD system and equipment suppliers, and DareGlobal is a leading provider of broadband mobile terminals.
“China Telecom is aggressively pursuing its commercial launch in China, and we are proud that Sequans’ technology will be part of it,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “Our partners, DareGlobal and Datang Mobile, together have won a significant portion of China Telecom’s contract award for single-mode LTE end user devices, and their CPE designs are excellent and will provide great value to China Telecom’s customers.”
“Sequans provides a mature and robust TD-LTE chip,” said Baozhen Yang, Terminal Device Product Manager, Datang Mobile. “It provided an excellent basis for our design and has resulted in a state-of-the-art TD-LTE end user device.”
“Sequans has long experience in China and has been a leader in developing TD-LTE technology since the beginning,” said Shaojun Xiong, VP of Sales, and Jianye Rong, VP of Operations, DareGlobal. “We are pleased to have collaborated with Sequans on this new CPE for China Telecom.”
The new Datang Mobile and DareGlobal CPEs are based on Sequans’ Mont Blanc LTE Platform. Mont Blanc comprises Sequans’ baseband SOC with integrated network and application CPU, an LTE-optimized transceiver, a comprehensive software package, and reference designs. Mont Blanc is a member of Sequans’ StreamrichLTE family of products for high performance, feature-rich LTE devices.
China Telecom is the third largest mobile operator in China. It was awarded TD-LTE licenses last December and is launching commercial TD-LTE services in 100 cities across China.
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About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a 4G chipmaker, supplying LTE and WiMAX chips to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003 to address the WiMAX market, the company expanded in early 2009 to address the LTE market. Sequans chips are operating in 4G networks of leading mobile operators around the world. Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online atwww.sequans.com; www.facebook.com/sequans; www.twitter.com/sequans
About Datang Mobile
Datang Mobile Communications Equipment Co., Ltd. is one of the core companies of Datang Telecom Technology and Industry Group, a large-scale state-owned high-tech enterprise. Datang Mobile is the initiator of the TD-SCDMA standard (a home-grown now turned international 3G mobile communications standard), the developer of its core technologies and the promoter of the entire industrialization. The contribution of Datang Mobile goes beyond TD-SCDMA. Our company plays a crucial role in the technical development of TD-SCDMA into TD-LTE and leads the industrialization of TD-LTE. As a result Datang Mobile owns core TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE IPR. For more information, go to www.datangmobile.cn.
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