Tecom and Sequans Collaborate to Deliver Mobile WiMAX Pico, Femto Base Stations & CPE Devices
February 11, 2008

Base Station and Subscriber Station Units on Display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 11-14


BARCELONA, Mobile World Congress — February 11, 2008 –
Sequans Communications and Tecom Co. LTD, a leading telecommunications equipment manufacturer of Taiwan, have introduced a comprehensive Tecom WiMAX product series including Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 base stations and subscriber stations using Sequans state-of-the-art chip solutions as the main design platform.  On display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona are pico and femto base station units and several end user devices, including a USB dongle, ExpressCard, desktop CPE (modem and access gateway/IAD), and PCMCIA card.

The Sequans chips Tecom is using are WiMAX Forum Wave 2 ready, including 2X2 MIMO and both PHY and MAC functionality.  The award-winning SQN1130 chip for mobile stations delivers industry-leading high throughput, low power consumption, and superior receiver sensitivity as a function of Sequans’ patent-pending mimoMAX™ technology.  The SQN2130 chip for base stations provides flexibility and scalability to build any size base station–femto, pico, micro, or macro and delivers industry-leading high throughput to serve tens of thousands of simultaneous users.

About TECOM
Tecom is one of Taiwan’s most successful high tech manufacturers and has extensive experience designing and manufacturing wireless communications systems, broadband/IP communications systems, telecommunications infrastructure transmissions systems, and business communications systems.  Tecom has been publicly listed on the Taiwan stock exchange since 1980. In 2007, Tecom also formed a joint venture, VMAX Telecom Co., Ltd, for WiMAX service operation in Taiwan at 2.5GHz band.

About Sequans

SEQUANS Communications is a 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 an all-in-one solution with full MAC and PHY functionality, enabling them to build a wide 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 Sequans: Kimberly Tassin, 206.654.1001, Kimberly@sequans.com

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