Successful LTE Cat 1 collaboration enables transition from 2G to 4G LTE-based solutions
PARIS, France and BELLEVUE, Wash., USA – August 30, 2016 – Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced an agreement to deliver Sequans’ LTE Cat 1 technology and products to T-Mobile’s (NASDAQ: TMUS) machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) customers. Sequans’ Calliope LTE Cat 1 chipset platform, which uniquely supports VoLTE and enables a wide range of industrial and consumer IoT applications, including asset tracking, alarm systems, telematics devices, retail applications, smart utility meters and more, is now certified and available for use on T-Mobile’s network.
“We are very happy to support T-Mobile’s IoT network strategy as an LTE Cat 1 technology provider,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “LTE Cat 1 enables 4G solutions to rival 2G/3G in cost while providing much greater longevity. This means T-Mobile’s customers have access to a leading wireless network that is scalable and secure with broad coverage, along with affordable, long-lived connectivity solutions for successful IoT and M2M business models.”
Both companies prepared for the launch of LTE Cat 1 IoT devices on T-Mobile’s network by conducting a successful Cat 1 network and device trial on T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network last year. Sequans was the first chipmaker to launch and commercialize LTE Cat 1 technology, and the Calliope chipset and IoT-ready module are now certified and available for use on T-Mobile’s network.
“Unlike the old guard carriers, T-Mobile’s focus is listening to, and helping solve, wireless customers’ pain points – for our IoT customers that means delivering a future-proof network migration path from 2G to 4G LTE,” said Doug Chartier, senior vice president, IoT, Wholesale and National Retail at T-Mobile. “The Sequans LTE Cat 1 technology, paired with T-Mobile’s fast, nationwide 4G LTE network, helps meet the industry-leading cost and power benefits that our customers demand for the IoT and M2M applications of today and tomorrow.”
Sequans’ operator-approved LTE Cat 1 chipset platform, Calliope, is an award-winning LTE for IoT chipset solution that is highly optimized for M2M and IoT applications. It features Category 1 throughput up to 10 Mbps, ultra-low power consumption, and supports VoLTE and location-based services. Sequans’ Calliope-based modules for T-Mobile’s network are available to M2M and IoT customers now at affordable pricing based on customers’ scale and needs.
About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a 4G chipmaker and leading provider of single-mode LTE chipset solutions to wireless device manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003, Sequans has developed and delivered six generations of 4G technology and its chips are certified and shipping in 4G networks, both LTE and WiMAX, around the world. Today, Sequans offers two LTE product lines: StreamrichLTE™, optimized for feature-rich mobile computing and home/portable router devices, and StreamliteLTE™, optimized for M2M devices and other connected devices for the Internet of Things. 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 at www.sequans.com, www.facebook.com/sequans, www.twitter.com/sequans
Source: Sequans Communications S.A.