BEIJING, China (PT ExpoComm China) – September 27, 2011 –Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) and Huawei today jointly announced that they would begin a large scale trial in Shenzhen. This trial will be conducted on China Mobile’s TD-LTE network deployed by Huawei, using devices based on Sequans’ TD-LTE chipset. This is a significant milestone in the commercialization progress of TD-LTE.
China Mobile has selected leading equipment vendors to deploy TD-LTE trial networks in six major cities in China and Huawei has been selected for the city of Shenzhen. Huawei is responsible for building and deploying Shenzhen’s TD-LTE network. Sequans recently became eligible to participate in the China Mobile trials when its LTE chip technology won official approval from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) after passing a battery of tests.
“We are very pleased to continue our long and successful cooperation with Huawei,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “Working side by side with Huawei on interoperability over the last two years, we now have UE chipset technology that it is fully ready to support the important large scale trials of China Mobile as well as future commercial deployments.”
Sequans and Huawei have already conducted several successful demonstrations of their TD-LTE solutions in collaboration with China Mobile, most notably at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai and at the Asian Games in Guangzhou. For the trial in Shenzhen, Huawei will use TD-LTE USB dongles based on Sequans’ SQN3010 TD-LTE chip.
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 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. See cautions regarding forward looking statements.
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