Denver, CO, and Paris, France — May 3, 2012 — 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications (NYSE: SQNS) and Ubee Interactive, a leading manufacturer of broadband wireless devices for the global service provider market, announced that Ubee is building new LTE devices based on Sequans’ second-generation LTE chip technology. Ubee is building several new Sequans-powered LTE devices, including USB dongles, mobile routers and desktop CPE, first for US LTE operators.
“We chose Sequans’ LTE technology because of its efficiency and high performance capabilities,” said Charles Kuai, CSO, Ubee Interactive and president, UbeeAirWalk. “We are building our LTE device portfolio and Sequans’ technology enables us to design and deliver the highest performing LTE devices possible.”
“The Ubee-Sequans collaboration will bring excellent end user LTE devices to market,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “Ubee is a leading edge designer of 4G mobility solutions with some impressive designs in its portfolio. We are pleased that our technology enables Ubee’s hostless design strategy and we are pleased to work with Ubee to expand their portfolio with these new LTE designs.”
Ubee Interactive continues its growth in mobile broadband, expanding into 4G LTE as a complement to its successful 4G WiMAX deployment. First launched in the United States and now going global, Ubee is bringing to market LTE devices in USB, mobile router and residential service form factors. Ubee’s industry leading “hostless” software is also part of the Ubee LTE device roadmap, which allows users near instant access to the Internet without the use of a traditional hosted connection manager.
Sequans’ second-generation LTE semiconductor solutions support global LTE networks, FDD and/or TDD, and are delivered with comprehensive software and reference designs for multiple device types for a truly universal solution. Sequans offers two LTE platforms: Mont Blanc, optimized for the design of hostless USB modems, CPE, and mobile routers or hotspots, and Andromeda, optimized for handsets and tablets. Sequans’ LTE chips are compact and powerful; delivering category 4 throughput up to 150 Mbps in a very small 10×10 mm package that includes SDRAM.
See Sequans (booth 3110) and Ubee (MR 1435) at International CTIA Wireless May 8-10.
About Ubee Interactive
Established in 2008, Ubee is a global broadband technology company providing residential and commercial wireline and wireless solutions to service providers around the world. The company develops and delivers innovative digital devices to leading operators of converged communication services through its strengths in R&D, design, manufacturing and engineering. The company’s product portfolio includes data, voice, video, mobility, and portable devices with over 30 million units deployed worldwide. http://www.ubeeinteractive.com
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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 is based in Paris, France with additional offices throughout the world, including United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. www.sequans.com; Twitter: www.twitter.com/sequans
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