Sequans IoT Newsletter — Summer 2020
August 10, 2020

Sequans IoT Newsletter — Summer 2020

Sequans has been busy advancing its 5G IoT strategy and working with key partners to accelerate massive, critical, and broadband IoT in markets around the world. We’ve won an award for innovation for a product that has been called a “game changer,” we’ve been discussed by a leading industry analyst in a new insight report, and we’ve made exciting progress on product and distribution strategy with important partners who are global leaders.

CEO Georges Karam Interviewed by Light Reading

In this video interview, our CEO answers questions about Sequans 5G products and strategy, the status of connected MCU solutions currently under development with partners Microchip and NXP, and Sequans’ new play as a provider of IoT modules and development kits now available via distribution partners Avnet and RFPD.


Sequans CEO Speaks on Panel at the 5G Technology Summit of ABI Research

CEO Georges Karam participated in an exciting roundtable discussion at the 5G Tech Summit: 5G As A Technology Nexus: AR, VR, Smart Cities, Electric & Autonomous Vehicles, and Robotics. Georges along with representatives from Nokia, Skyward (A Verizon company), and Harman International, discussed how 5G is a critical enabler of new use cases for smart cities, virtual reality, drones and more.


Monarch Go Wins 2020 IoT Innovations Award

Monarch Go is a truly unique IoT connectivity solution and it has been recognized for its innovation in the annual awards program of Connected World. Monarch Go is the all-in-one LTE-M connectivity solution built in partnership with Verizon. It is unique because it goes way beyond the capabilities of a traditional module by including an integrated antenna, a Verizon SIM and data plan, and, most importantly, comes already certified by Verizon as an end device, eliminating months of work. There is no other product like it in the market today. It was designed to make it quick and easy for IoT companies, even those with no experience in cellular, to connect their products to the IoT in a matter of minutes. Monarch Go makes IoT connectivity possible for many companies where it was not possible before. Just plug it in and go!


Monarch Go – Your Questions Answered

When Monarch Go was introduced by Verizon and Sequans, it generated a lot of interest and excitement from IoT companies who recognized it as their solution for connecting their devices to the internet. We’ve had especially strong interest from those companies with little to no experience in cellular who wanted to connect their printer, refrigerator, or vending machine. We developed a Q&A to answer the key questions we’ve received such as: What is the difference between Monarch Go and traditional IoT modules? What are the typical Monarch Go applications and who are the ideal Monarch Go customers? What is the typical Monarch Go timeline and customer journey?


ABI Research Publishes Insight Report on Sequans and Its MCU Partners Microchip and NXP

Sequans is combining its Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT chip with microcontrollers of industry leaders NXP and Microchip. Find out how these strategic partnerships and resultant powerful joint solutions can impact your IoT business in this ABI Insight report.


CoreKinect and Sequans Partner to Create Location Monitoring Solution Powered by Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT Technology

CoreKinect has developed a new line of asset trackers powered by Sequans Monarch GM01Q module. Called Zenith, the new trackers make it possible for many IoT companies to address tracking opportunities that were not economically feasible before. Zenith trackers, available in rugged and slim versions, deliver ultra-low power consumption and accurate indoor and outdoor locations service without GPS.


New Products for European Operators Added to Products & Solutions Catalog

On our website Products & Solutions page, you’ll find new product listings as follows:

  • Cassiopeia EU40Q module: LTE Cat 4 module for European operators, supporting LTE bands 1, 3, 8, and 20
  • Cassiopeia EU40Q starter kit: Starter kit for the Cassiopeia EU40Q module
  • Calliope EU140Q module: LTE Cat 1 module for European operators, supporting LTE bands 1, 3, 8, and 20.
  • Calliope EU140Q starter kit: Starter kit for the Calliope EU140Q module

See Sequans entire Products & Solutions catalog of chips, modules, and development kits and see how to buy from our key distributors Avnet and Richardson RFPD.


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