|WAYBACK Sequans News 2014|
Verizon Ellipsis™ Jetpack® MHS800L
Sequans Communications : Verizon expands XLTE, upgrades mobile hot spot 12/30/2014 06:09am US/Eastern
Ellipsis Jetpack supports XLTE. To keep up with customer demand for consistent high data speeds, Verizon Wireless' Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hot spot received an upgraded LTE chipset from Sequans Communications that also supports the carrier's XLTE service. That service taps into the 1.7/2.1 GHz spectrum band to provide additional bandwidth support for the carrier's LTE network. The new model can offer higher throughput, battery life up to 10 hours and faster start-up time, according to the company. The product operates on the 700 MHz and 1.7/2.1 GHz bands Verizon Wireless is currently using to support most of its LTE traffic. The updated LTE chipset is built on Sequans' Mont Blanc LTE platform, which includes Category 4 throughput capabilities, air interface cancellation technology, an integrated network and application CPU and radio frequency integrated circuits... "Now that users are conditioned to the high speed of LTE, they are no longer satisfied reverting to 3G when Wi-Fi is not available,” Craig Miller, Sequans VP of marketing, said. “Increasingly, device makers are seeing that LTE is all you need in data devices.”...
Sequans Communications : Powers New Ellipsis Jetpack Hotspot for Verizon Wireless 12/29/2014 08:21am US/Eastern
Sequans Communications S.A. announced that its LTE chipset is inside the new Verizon Ellipsis™ Jetpack®, an ultra compact mobile hotspot that allows users to connect up to eight Wi-Fi devices to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. The new Ellipsis Jetpack is an improved version of last year’s model, delivering higher throughput, longer battery life up to ten hours, and faster start-up time. It operates on both of Verizon’s LTE bands, band 4 and band 13, making it compatible with Verizon’s XLTE service so users can expect faster peak speeds and greater network capacity in cities coast to coast where XLTE has been rolled out. The LTE chip technology inside the Ellipsis Jetpack is Sequans’ LTE platform that delivers category 4 throughput and supports other advanced features. Mont Blanc includes baseband with integrated high performance network and application CPU, an RFIC, a comprehensive software package, and Sequans AIR™ interference cancelation technology. Mont Blanc is a member of Sequans’ StreamrichLTE™ family of products for high performance, feature-rich LTE devices. “Now that users are conditioned to the high speed of LTE, they are no longer satisfied reverting to 3G when Wi-Fi is not available,” said Craig Miller, Sequans VP of marketing. “Increasingly, device makers are seeing that LTE is all you need in data devices.” The is available beginning today at Verizon Wireless online.
Altair's CAT-4 150MBPS LTE Chipset Achieves Verizon Wireless Chipset Certification Altair Semiconductor the world's leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, today announced that its FourGee-3800/6300 Category 4 chipset has successfully achieved Verizon ...
Digitimes Research: Verizon to ship three million own-brand tablets in 2015 DIGITIMES Research, Taipei 17 December 2014
... several telecom carriers are also achieving good results selling own-brand 4G tablets that bundle with their telecom services, according to Digitimes Research's new findings. Among the telecom carriers, the largest wireless/mobile telecom carrier in the US, Verizon Wireless, has performed the best. Verizon launched its first own-brand 4G tablet, the Ellipsis 7, manufactured by Quanta Computer, at the end of 2013. Because the device is only selling for below US$100 with a 2-year 4G service contract, the attractive pricing and the carrier's strong telecom channel presence is expected to boost the Ellipsis series products' shipments to 2.16 million units in 2014.
Verizon has recently launched the 8-inch Ellipsis 8 tablet for the 2014 year-end holidays. The carrier offered the device for free with a 4G service contract during Black Friday promotions and the device is now priced at US$49 with a contract. With the tablet's attractive pricing, Digitimes Research expects Ellipsis series shipments to reach three million units in 2015. Digitimes Research believes the success of the Ellipsis tablets were due to three major factors: 4G services' high transmission speed, its low penetration rate and the tablets' low communication module costs...As for costs, Verizon's high 4G coverage and strategy to gradually phase out its 3G CDMA2000 business also increase the competitiveness of Ellipsis tablets, which supports 4G networks only. Compared to other branded tablets, which need to adopt multi-mode baseband modules, Ellipsis tablets see lower production costs...
Verizon Says LTE-Advanced Features On Deck for 2015 ... First, Verizon will implement carrier aggregation, which pairs disparate spectrum bands so they act as one. For example, it will use carrier aggregation to pair LTE service on its 700MHz spectrum with its AWS spectrum. The combined spectrum (20x20Mhz channel in AWS and 10x10Mhz channel in 700MHz) will result in 30x30MHz channels. Haberman said this will help improve peak speeds, though average network speeds will remain about the same... Last, Verizon said it will introduce higher orders of MIMO (multiple in, multiple out) to LTE. Verizon's LTE devices all use 2x2 MIMO, but it may upgrade its cell towers to 4x4 MIMO to improve uplink performance. Haberman said Verizon likely won't use 4x4 MIMO on handsets, as the gains in downlink performance likely won't offset the higher cost of the handset.
Title: Transceiver arrangement
Document Type and Number: United States Patent 8903409
Abstract: An arrangement for a transmitter and/or receiver which is adapted to allow carrier aggregation in a wireless communication system, comprising a plurality of radio frequency (RF) blocks, each of which is inherently adapted to operate substantially across (in the region of) one of the particular groups of frequency ranges. The number of groups may be 5 or less.
Inventors: Winiecki, Thomas (Reading, GB) Harvey, Jackson (Savage, MN, US)
Application Number: 13/687735 Publication Date: 12/02/2014 Filing Date: 11/28/2012
Assignee: Sequans Communications, Ltd. (Reading, GB)
November 11 Press Release, Altair Semiconductor Selects Kilopass XPM One-Time Programmable Non-Volatile Memory for High-Volume LTE Chip SANTA CLARA, CA - Kilopass Technology, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor logic non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced that Altair Semiconductor selected its anti-fuse XPM (eXtra Permanent Memory) NVM IP for a design shipping in a high-volume tablet offered by a major telecomm service provider. Altair chose the Kilopass one-time programmable (OTP) memory because it provides highly secure encryption key storage in a small physical size that can be field programmed and available in standard logic CMOS at multiple foundries...
Quanta Computer HFS-QTAQZ3
July 31, 2014 Declaration We, Quanta Computer Inc., declare that the device, FCC ID: HFS-QTAQZ3, Model Name: QTAQZ3, does not support any non-US channels in all the operational mode(s). All non-US frequencies, US 2.4G Channel 12-13 and Country code selection are disabled through proprietary software and is not user changeable.
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The EUT contains following accessory devices... LTE Module Marvell 88RF858-- WLAN Chip Marvell 88W8777 -- (AVASTAR)
Marvell’s advanced Avastar® 88W8777 (Wi-Fi/BT 4.0/FM)
Mon, Nov 3, 2014, 9:48 AM EST Sequans Powers New Insignia LTE Tablet for Best Buy First Insignia tablet with 4G available now PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sequans Communications S.A. announced that its LTE chip technology has been adopted by Best Buy for its latest Insignia tablet, the first 4G LTE tablet in Best Buy’s Insignia product line. The Insignia 4G tablet is an 8” Android tablet with embedded LTE certified for the network of Verizon Wireless... The Sequans technology inside the Insignia 4G tablet is the EZLinkLTE™ module... operates on LTE bands 4 and 13. VZ20M is an M.2* module based on Sequans’ Mont Blanc LTE platform... It delivers category 4 throughput of up to 150 Mbps and supports eMBMS (LTE broadcast) and other advanced features. The VZ20M module includes all elements necessary for a complete LTE modem system... The Insignia 4G tablet is available now nationwide in most Best Buy stores and .
Insignia™ Flex NS-15T8LTE tablet enables fast and easy on-the-go Internet access. The 8" TFT-LED capacitive touch screen
Insignia™ 8" Tablet Wi-Fi + 4G LTE - 8GB (Verizon Wireless) 1-cell lithium-ion polymer battery (4800 mAh) 8" TFT-LED capacitive touch screen With WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution Android 4.4 KitKat 8GB eMMC memory Quad-core processor Rockchip RK3188 Cortex A9 processor with a 1.6GHz processor speed and 1GB DDR3 RAM Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) + 4G LTE speed Bluetooth 4.0 technology 5.0MP rear-facing camera With autofocus, as well as a 2.0MP front-facing camera, microSD slot Allows storage expansion up to 32GB with a compatible card (not included). Built-in GPS Mali 400MP4 graphics G-sensor Built-in stereo speakers 3.5mm stereo headphone jack HDMI output Along with a micro USB 2.0 port
Huawei to increase procurement spending in Europe October 22, 2014 Huawei said it plans to increase its procurement spending in the European Union as part of its overall investment strategy for Europe, and expects to make direct purchases worth an estimated $4.08 billion (€3.8 billion) in 2015...
Huawei Plans Greater Procurement Spend in Europe 10/22/2014 DUSSELDORF -- Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, has announced plans to further increase procurement spending in the EU as part of its European investment strategy. At its European Partner Convention on 20 October, it highlighted the role of its solid partner ecosystem in delivering win-win results...
eMBMS Enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (2014/10/16 10:11)
MBMS support multimedia broadcast and multicast services business in two modes, either the multimedia video information directly broadcast to all users, but also can be sent to a group of charging subscribers to watch, can help operators to carry out multi-media advertising, free and pay TV channels , MMS sending and other commercial applications, the network operators to lower the cost of deploying mobile TV services can be carried out. And eMBMS (Enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service) technology is based on an enhanced agreement broadcast 3GPPR9 multicast technology is one of the mobile space efficient video hosting technology. Compared with the previous generation of video MBMS bearer technology, eMBMS technology can support more bandwidth, which means being able to offer more channels and video content, while the video picture more clear and smooth user experience even better. eMBMS also known as LTE radio, is an advanced mobile data transmission technology that allows operators to significantly reduce the cost of providing the same time, such as video, audio and other high-bandwidth content to multiple users on the LTE network. Mobile operators Sequans has been successfully carried out eMBMS technical interoperability testing , using Huawei 's LTE infrastructure and based Sequans eMBMS-capable LTE terminal chip solution, successfully demonstrated the use of TDD and FDD provides real-time video and audio broadcasts. Sequans LTE platform in accordance with the existing 3GPP support eMBMS definition, including the designation of the LTE-Advanced enhancements. Multicast multiple concurrent sessions and unicast traffic flow on Sequans' eMBMS technical support TDD and FDD networks, also provides a standardized interface for third-party eMBMS middleware.
BRIEF-Datang Telecom says to set up terminal technology unit with capital of 663 mln yuan June 20 Fri Jun 20, 2014 (Reuters) - Datang Telecom Technology Co Ltd * Says board agrees to set up terminal technology unit with registered capital of 663 million yuan ($106.78 million) in Tianjin city Source text in Chinese: bit.ly/1laAcwR Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.2090 Chinese Yuan Renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)
Datang Telecom Technology : to Set up Terminal Tech Arm 06/23/2014 BEIJING, June 23, SinoCast -- Datang Telecom (SHSE: 600198) will acquire 27.4% and 32.6% shares in Brighter Wireless Technology (Beijing) Company Limited from the latter's two shareholders, including natural person Wu Zunxiang, at CNY 1 to lift its holding to 100%. Datang will spend CNY 1 in cash and 100% stake n three companies, such as Shanghai Uniscope, Qidong Uniscope Electronics and Brighter Wireless, establishing a terminal technology subsidiary at Tianjin Airport Logistics Processing Zone. Total contribution by the stake in the three companies hit about CNY 563 million, all of which will be included into the newborn's paid-in capital. With registered capital of about CNY 663 million, the newborn will specialize in design, research and development, production and manufacturing and marketing of the terminal industry.
Huawei announced the expansion of the French research center will increase local procurement (2014/10/2 11:39)
Huawei announced the expansion of its R & D center in France, and further increase procurement in France and other industrial cooperation. Meanwhile, French Prime Minister also met with Huawei's founder Vals Ren...
China Watson completed the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent's enterprise network into a new era (2014/10/1 14:38)
China Huaxin Post and Telecommunications Economy Development Center (hereinafter referred to as "China Huaxin") officially announced the completion of the French Alcatel-Lucent (hereinafter referred to as " Lucent ") enterprise network business acquisitions. China Huaxin and Aaron have jointly set up a holding company in France, to be responsible for global operations of the business. China Huaxin holds 85% stake in Alcatel-Lucent holds the remaining 15% of the shares...
PR Newswire Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise enters a new era following its acquisition by China Huaxin
Published: Oct 1, 2014 2:00 a.m. ET PARIS, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/
Huawei makes huge smartphone play in France 2014-09-30 Paris - The founder of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei announced on Monday plans to invest €1.5bn ($1.9bn) in France to develop smartphones, the online edition of Les Echos business daily reported on Monday. Ren Zhengfei, who met French Prime Minister Manuel Valls in Paris, said Huawei's plan would be carried out over three years... Huawei is looking to increase the number of its European providers and is already working with some major French groups such as STMicro...
China's Huawei seeks to invest 1.5 billion euros in France: Report By AFP |30 Sep, 2014
Huawei plans to invest USD 1.9 bln in France in three years Tuesday 30 September 2014 | 09:05 CET | News
Huawei will invest 1.5 billion euros in the French market to prove safety of the global smart (2014/9/30 17:16)
September 30, according to foreign media reports, the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei plans to invest 1.5 billion euros in France to develop smart phones . Huawei CEO Ren has met in Paris and the French Prime Minister...
DecaWave Appoints Gilles Delfassy as Director September 30, 2014 DUBLIN, IRELAND -- (Marketwired) -- 09/30/14
DecaWave (www.decawave.com), the pioneering fabless semiconductor company specializing in ultra wideband technology for precise location and connectivity applications, has appointed Gilles Delfassy as non-executive director of the company. Gilles Delfassy is a leading figure in the global semiconductor industry, with a career that spans both the US and Europe. Mr. Delfassy is currently the President of the Supervisory Board of Kalray, SA, (France), and Director at Imagination Technologies Ltd (IMG) (U.K.), and Sequans Communications Inc. (SQNS) (France). Until recently, Mr. Delfassy was also Chairman of the Board of Movea, S.A. (France) until the data fusion company completed a successful exit as it was acquired by InvenSense (INVN), Inc. Gilles Delfassy began his career at Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated, where he created and led the company's wireless terminals business unit as a TI Senior Vice-President and Executive Officer, eventually growing it into a five-billion dollar operation. Under Mr. Delfassy's leadership, TI became the world's number-one supplier of semiconductors to the wireless industry, with more than half the cellular phones in the world built with TI's chipsets.
Shanghai FTZ accelerates reform, opening-up 2014-09-28 08:21 Global Times Web Editor: Qin Dexing
Officials, businesses laud zone's success in facilitating foreign investment
China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ) has greatly eased restrictions on foreign investment with a shorter negative list...
China lists industries to free up in Shanghai zone By Associated Press September 28 at 6:32 AM
BEIJING — China announced Sunday the lifting of restrictions on foreign investment for several industries...
Huawei's $25 million acquisition of the British company Neul Things 2014/9/23 11:50)
Huawei has just spent $ 25 million acquisition of the British company Things Neul... Neul Things Huawei will provide the core technology development program, while Huawei will to Neul as the core, to build a "center of excellence" in the UK. Headquartered in Cambridge, England Neul specializes in the production of radio modules to achieve things internal data communication . This is a compact low-power sensors and gauges can be used in industrial environments. Another reported that large investors have looked for before Neul, but failed. And with Huawei for up to nine months of collaboration, and ultimately contributed to this transaction. Neul meaning in Celtic in the "cloud."
Datang Telecom Group Chen Shanzhi: KQI LTE era assess network quality will become the new standard LTE-Hi release high frequency value (2014/9/23 08:26)
operators around the mobile data services continue to be staged shootout, network quality is still the operators in the 4G era key to victory... Difficulty: indoor coverage is the bottleneck Indoor coverage has been the impact of mobile communication network quality and user perception of a chronic problem. Data display, LTE era will have 90% of the data traffic occurs in the interior, so do indoor network coverage and meet the needs of users at a rate, is the operator in order to build the basis of the customer experience-centric network operating system in the LTE era... "At present, Datang Telecom Group for LTE-Hi Standard, frequency promoting various aspects of technological innovation, promoting the industrialization of like a complete strategic plan." Chen Shan branch, said the support of major projects under the country after more than three years efforts, Datang Telecom Group has the ability to offer LTE-Hi-end solution, the successful development support 3.5GHz band, high-bandwidth, high speed, low power consumption, small size LTE-Hi station engineering prototype; simultaneously based on independent research and development The TD-LTE chip, developed a prototype LTE-Hi terminal, now has a technical support LTE-Hi preliminary experiments and business presentation capabilities. Chen Shan branch, said the Chinese government is considering the 3.5GHz frequency spectrum resource contour released; Once frequency planning official landing, will greatly promote the development of LTE-Hi and other indoor and hotspot coverage for the next generation of mobile communications technology.
self-powered ant-sized IC radio
... Many other such tweaks were needed but in the end Arbabian managed to put all the necessary components on one chip: a receiving antenna that also scavenges energy from incoming electromagnetic waves; a transmitting antenna to broadcast replies and relay signals over short distances; and a central processor to interpret and execute instructions. No external components or power are needed.
And this ant-sized radio can be made for pennies. Based on his designs, the French semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics fabricated 100 of these radios-on-a-chip. Arbabian has used these prototypes to prove that the devices work; they can receive signals, harvest energy from incoming radio signals and carry out commands and relay instructions...
ST-Ericsson was formed in February 2009 through the merger of Ericsson Mobile Platforms and ST-NXP Wireless. The later was itself the result of a merger between STMicro’s wireless operations and NXP Semiconductors (formerly Philips Semiconductors).. At the time, both Ericsson and ST thought there was a strong enough customer base in Europe to support the venture, but changes in the market saw this support shrink away. Ericsson’s own smartphone JV with Sony dissolved in 2012. And prior to Nokia’s closure of the platform, it was believed that its Symbian phones accounted for about 30 per cent of ST-Ericsson’s sales. Time for Plan B It announced a parting of the ways in March 2013, after it had tried and failed to find a buyer for the business (Qualcomm was rumoured to be in the running). STMicro wanted out of the deal back in late 2012, as a failure to make a profit was damaging STMicro’s standings in the global semiconductor ranking tables, but Ericsson declined to buy them out.
Ericsson to shut modem business, 1,000 jobs to go Thu, Sep 18 STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ericsson, the world's biggest mobile network equipment maker, is winding down its modem business, shutting a loss-making unit with the departure of about 1,000 staff... Ericsson's chief executive said on Thursday ... In the three quarters since the modems business was integrated in Ericsson, it had racked up 1.7 billion Swedish crowns (238 million) in operating losses. "Modems will have no impact on Group P&L (profit and loss account) from the second half of 2015," it said in a statement...
Huawei to build R & D institutions in France, the main chipset design (2014/9/16 08:41)
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in the south of France, opened a research and development institution, to be the main chipset design and embedded technology. The R & D institutions in France, Sophia Antipolis Technology Center, currently has 20 engineers by the end also will be an additional 10 engineers. Most of these engineers who worked in Texas jobs... "The next few months, Huawei will implement more ambitious R & D strategy in France, Sophia Antipolis is just the first step in this strategy game." The R & D organization will be responsible for improving the smartphone camera quality, improve Huawei in microelectronic devices and software knowledge base, and to improve the "image signal processing" technology.
Patent application title: eMBMS Over LAN
Inventors: Jérme Bertorelle (Neuilly-Sur-Seine, FR) Cédric Thienot (Paris, FR) Cédric Thienot (Paris, FR)
Assignees: EXPWAY Sequans Communications S.A.
Taiwan, France to cooperate on Internet of Things CNA 2014-09-13 Vice president of the Institute for Information Industry Ho Pau-chung and Serge Fdida, a representative from the University Pierre and Marie Curie at the signing ceremony for the cooperation agreement in Paris, Sept. 12. Vice president of the Institute for Information Industry Ho Pau-chung and Serge Fdida, a representative from the University Pierre and Marie Curie at the signing ceremony for the cooperation agreement in Paris, Sept. 12. Taiwan and France will work together to develop the Internet of Things (IoT) in a bid to explore business opportunities in growing applications within the potentially massive industry...
u-blox ag #55 www.u-blox.com/en/wireless-modules.html
D-Link, Roundbox develop LTE multicast dongle Thursday 11 September 2014
D-Link, Roundbox and Altair Semiconductor announced the development of a LTE eMBMS-enabled HDMI dongle that is compatible with a leading US carrier's 4G network...
July 23, 2014 Rumor Points to Advanced SiP Module for iWatch Supporting Wireless Charging Apple's rumored iWatch is in the news again today. According to a new supply chain rumor, "Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), an affiliated company of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), has reportedly landed SiP module orders from Apple for its iWatch wearable devices."... The SiP modules will reportedly incorporate Apple's CPUs with other chips, including NFC, Bluetooth, analog, MEMS and flash parts, from NXP, AMS, Texas Instruments, Broadcom, Analog Devices (ADI), InvenSense, Skyworks, SanDisk and Toshiba...
www.aseglobal.com/en/Products/4-1-6-3.asp SiP | SiP Module Overview
The system-in-Package (SiP) module market has grown significantly over the past several years and it is now one of the fastest growing packaging technologies in the semiconductor industry driven by lower cost, smaller form factor, higher levels of integration and better performance. SiP modules are highly adopted by end customers for wireless communication applications including the RF sections of mobile phone and wireless connectivity. ASE Group, who is already the leader in SiP module manufacturing in terms of experience, technology and capacity, is committed to provide extra value to customers by providing turnkey SiP module total solution.
Sequans Communications : and USI Partner to Deliver LTE Modules Based on ’ Colibri LTE Chipset for M2M and IoT Devices
09/09/2014 Sequans Communications S.A. announced that Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., (USI), a leading electronics manufacturing company, is bringing to market an LTE module powered by Sequans’ newest LTE chipset, Colibri, which is optimized for the design of devices for the Internet of Things. The module comprises the Sequans’ Colibri LTE chipset platform ... includes baseband and RF chips, an integrated network and application CPU running Sequans’ carrier-proven LTE protocol stack, an IMS client, and a comprehensive software package for over-the-air device management and packet routing. The all-in-one module design then adds a complete dual-band RF front-end for bands 4 and 13, IoT friendly interfaces, LP-DDR SDRAM, embedded boot Flash, and power management, all in a small 76-pin LGA package, 21.1 x 20.0 x 1.5 mm...The first Colibri-based module manufactured by USI supports LTE bands 4 and 13. Additional modules coming later will support a variety of band combinations to address opportunities in various markets around the world. The first carrier certification of the new Colibri module is expected in Q4.
Altair Chipset Powers New Softbank Broadband Internet Devices In Japan BY PR Newswire 09/08/14
Nokia Networks offers WiMAX operators migration to TD-LTE-Advanced technology Smooth migration from WiMAX to TD-LTE-Advanced and up to 4-fold improvement in speed and capacity while reducing the latency by half Mainstream global technology, smartphones and tablets deliver a significantly enhanced user experience, more revenue and higher profit margins
September 3, 2014 Espoo, Finland – Nokia Networks is offering WiMAX operators a compelling solution to smoothly migrate WiMAX networks to TD-LTE-Advanced... The WiMAX to Nokia Networks TD-LTE-Advanced solution includes the industry’s first 3.5 GHz radio with TD-LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation capabilities, the UL_COMP software for better upload experience at the cell edge compared to WiMAX, and the first Transmit Mode 9 beamforming commercial software for improvement in download. This solution has been designed to help operators increase revenue, reduce costs and make a smooth and rapid network migration...
Verizon Pushes 4G LTE for M2M 8/29/2014... To that end, Verizon now has a $100 4G LTE modem module aimed at M2M applications, Machine Connect, developed with Connected IO, which is intended to be a smaller, low-cost replacement for 4G LTE routers...
The Machine Connect, powered by Verizon, is a semi-rugged, low cost 4G LTE modem in an integrated package. It offers simplicity for integrating WWAN into M2M applications, or can serve as a development platform for Host Device integrators.
Key Features: > LTE-Only and Multimode > 4G mini PCIe module embedded > 2 external SMA-F connector > Micro USB for data
> Mini USB power > Micro SIM > Connection Managers for Windows and AT command for Linux > Semi-rugged
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Intel delivers 3G chip for IoT Posted: 26 Aug 2014
Intel rolled out the industry's smallest 3G cellular modem that comes with an integrated power amplifier. The chip touts a footprint of 300mm2 footprint and targets the XMM 6255 at Internet of Things uses in areas such as healthcare monitors and advertising. OEMs often turn to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy links for IoT applications first, given their relatively high bandwidth and low power consumption... The new 65nm CMOS modem supports both 3G and 2G connections... The modem supports downlink speeds up to 7.2Mbit/s—a number Wolff called "the sweet spot... I don't think [the relatively low] data rate is a real limitation," he said. The chip uses a single antenna... Intel will support GPS and Wi-Fi links to the modem, said Will Strauss, president of market watcher Forward Concepts. Intel may be the only manufacturer to allow for multiple connectivity configurations on a small footprint, Strauss said... Intel did not release information on the modem's power specs or cost. The modem is currently shipping in modules from U-blox AG and Wolff said Intel has design wins with four other companies. The modem has its heritage in the Infineon wireless group Intel acquired in 2010. In a separate move to expand its presence in networking, Intel recently acquired an ARM-based SoC from Avago.
Pinyon offers smart antenna tech for microstrips Posted: 01 Dec 2006
A start-up chaired by the former CEO of Apple Computer and National Semiconductor, Gil Amelio, is demonstrating a steerable smart-antenna technology that can be implemented in very small microstrips on FR4, or even on single chips. Yet Pinyon Technology Inc. will stay out of direct design and manufacturing at either level. Borrowing algorithms from the phased-array radar world, the company is showing how resonant-slot concepts can be used in giving microstrip-based antennas a typical gain of 13dBi. Multislot versions have been developed for access points and base stations, and Pinyon has even designed a single-slot antenna for handheld client platforms... The accidental discovery by Pinyon chief technology officer Forrest Brown is that resonant slots can be current-driven by embedded microstrips within FR4 board materials. In the Pinyon prototypes, slots are spaced over a quarter-wave apart in a phased array. The phased array is managed by an off-the-shelf MCU. IP pure-play Brown, who has worked with TRW, Litton and NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, got together with former colleague Debashis Bagchi to commercialize the concept as Airwire, a low-cost, high-gain smart antenna. Bagchi previously served as CEO of residential-gateway manufacturer ShareGate Inc., and is taking the same role at Pinyon. "This time, our model is an intellectual-property pure play," he said. "We will license the microstrip IP today. We have plans for reducing this to a semiconductor substrate, but we have no interest in being a fabless chip house. It will be a licensing strategy in the future, as well."... Pinyon has implemented three versions of its design: a 7-by-6inch steerable antenna with gain above 10dBi; a 3.5-by-6inch steerable antenna with gain above 7dBi; and a passive single-element 3-by-1inch antenna for handhelds with a gain in excess of 5dBi. The largest of the three has a total BOM cost of Rs.66.46 ($1.46), including diodes, resistors, capacitors and PCB material costs. Its current consumption is less than 100mA. "The power, footprint and component-cost impact of adding the microstrip is truly negligible," Bagchi said. In the passive version, he said, the BOM is Rs.11.38 (25 cents)... In addition to Wi-Fi and WiMAX prototypes, Pinyon is developing antenna systems specific for the RFID, 3G/4G, UWB and Bluetooth markets. In many cases, the coupled microstrips can be integrated on the same chip as a power amp and low-noise amp, likely in a SiGe or GaAs process. "One of the reasons for staying away from chip implementation ourselves is to give the chip vendor and OEM the freedom to look at the RF implementations that make sense for their design," Bagchi said. "We will provide design assistance along with IP licensing." - Richard Goering EE Times
Foxconn taking aggressive moves to enter IoT industry 20 August 2014
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is interested about the Internet of Things (IoT) industry and has been investing in related businesses ... However, Foxconn does not plan to only become a maker of IoT products, the company is also looking to acquire technologies, IC design capability and the ability to conduct back-end transmission, data collection and analysis, the sources said... Foxconn has recently invested in several IC designers and Electric Imp, and these investments are expected to benefit Foxconn stepping into the IoT industry, the sources noted...
Device Type: Subscriber Station Vendor: Huawei Technologies Website: huawei.com
HUAWEI HWD13 Wireless Router (hereinafter referred to as the HWD13) is an Evolution Data Only (CDMA2000 1x EVDO) and WiMAX universal Wireless Router. The HWD13 supports CDMA2000 1x EVDO 800/1900MHz and WiMAX IEEE802.16e-2005 standard. It provides a wireless way to access the network....
Model Name: CDMA HWD13 Hardware Version: CE1EC5075M Ver.A Software Version: V100R001
Device Type: Subscriber Station Vendor: Huawei Technologies Website: huawei.com
HUAWEI HWD14 Wireless Router (hereinafter referred to as the HWD14) is an LTE(TDD-LTE&FDD-LTE) and WiMAX universal Wireless Router. It provides a wireless way to access the network...
In a word, the HWD14 can provide TDD-LTE rate up to 109.8 Mbps on downlink and 34.4 Mbps on uplink, FDD-LTE rate up to 75Mbps on downlink and 25Mbps on uplink, and WiMAX rate up to 40Mbps on downlink and 15.4Mbps on uplink. The HWD14 is fast, reliable, and easy to operate. Thus, mobile users can experience many new features and services with the HWD14...
Model Name: HWD14 Hardware Version: CL1E5378UM Software Version: V100R001 Certification Date: 10/10/2013 Public Date: 10/10/2013
TY Alex, wimaxforum listing for HWD15 is word-for-word identical to HWD14 except for the model name, hardware ID and the new TFT touch screen. Then s-max gives a comparison between the two and shows identical specs except connection times for the newer HWD15 are about 1 hour longer from the same battery. So it appears to be a product refresh with a new screen & desktop cradle and implies the same SQNS chip ... good news TY again Bon Chance
4 G LTE connectivity time: 600 minutes WiMAX 2 + connection time: approximately 650 minutes WiMAX connection at: 640 minutes
4 G LTE connectivity at: 550 minutes WiMAX 2 + connection time: 540 minutes WiMAX connection time: 570 minutes...
At HWD15 compared with HWD14 in the previous model, as the new main to the following two points.
1 ) WiMAX high power 2 ) corresponds to the cradle with
Be au 4 G LTE-enabled, on the other hand, compared to the NAD11 points would be the differentiating points are still not satisfactory in the area of WiMAX and WiMAX 2 + If HWD15 or HWD14 is a great choice. Continuous call time and continuous waiting time wait time has been improved as compared to the HWD14 and other improvement points, said that improving point happy as models battery replacement is not possible. Practical application on large would point extension of the communication time than extension of continuous standby time in quick access mode WiMAX and WiMAX 2 + has been extended for 10 hours each (approximately 35%).
Communication standards WiMAX 2 + / au LTE/WiMAX 4 g (WiMAX-enabled high power)
The maximum communication speed * WiMAX 2 +: received 110 Mbps / 10 Mbps transmission WiMAX: send / receive up to 40 Mbps 15.4 Mbps * 1 au 4 g LTE (800 MHz): receive up to 75 Mbps * 4 / send up to 25 Mbps * 2
Device Type: Subscriber Station Vendor: Huawei Technologies Website: huawei.com
HUAWEI HWD15 Wireless Router (hereinafter referred to as the HWD15) is an LTE(TDD-LTE&FDD-LTE) and WiMAX universal Wireless Router. It provides a wireless way to access the network...
In a word, the HWD15 can provide TDD-LTE rate up to 109.8 Mbps on downlink and 34.4 Mbps on uplink, FDD-LTE rate up to 75Mbps on downlink and 25Mbps on uplink, and WiMAX rate up to 40Mbps on downlink and 15.4Mbps on uplink. The HWD15 is fast, reliable, and easy to operate. Thus, mobile users can experience many new features and services with the HWD15...
Five-second fast boot LTE/WiMAX/Wi-Fi auto offload ... TFT touchscreen Supplying power to other devices Wireless charging Bridge mode WISPr v1.0 Data sharing via Samba ... Model Name: HWD15 Hardware Version: CL2E5378UM Software Version:
V100R001 Certification Date: 06/30/2014 Public Date: 07/21/2014
Sequans increases sales 116% to USD 5.1 mln in Q2 Friday 25 July 2014 ... Sequans CEO said the home/portable router business is providing a growing base of revenues and shipments have begun for a mobile computing design win targeting a fourth quarter launch in the US. The company won several new design contracts ... is in advanced discussions... gained traction...
Verizon's Multicast LTE Video to Arrive in 2015 7/22/2014 A Verizon executive revealed Tuesday that the operator is now expecting to launch upgraded "multicast" wireless video capabilities in 2015, after a couple of years of talking up the technology. Verizon Communications Inc. CFO Fran Shammo said on the operator's second-quarter earnings call that the operator is now gearing up to go live with multicast. "We won't launch commercially until 2015," Shammo said. "We will start to embed [multicast] chips in handsets at the back-end of this year," Shammo explained. "The [LTE] network will be ready in the third quarter."
Posted at 2014-7-21 15:40:42 ... Shanghai Bell Bell Enterprise Communications intends to transfer 100% equity... Bell Enterprise Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shanghai Bell Co., Ltd. 100% holding, but also Shanghai Bell in the enterprise networking market channels and operations platforms. Bell Enterprise Communications since its inception has been focused on the enterprise network market, providing a full range of Alcatel-Lucent enterprise communications product solutions. Shanghai Bell Enterprise Communications product portfolio includes unified communications and contact center applications, and advanced IP telephony, IP network, IP address and performance management software and security solutions. ...
The Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) aims to reboot Europe's economy and help Europe's citizens and businesses to get the most out of digital technologies. It is the first of seven flagships initiatives under Europe 2020, the EU's strategy to deliver smart sustainable and inclusive growth.
The review of the Digital Priorities, published on 18th December 2012, identifies 7 key areas for further efforts to stimulate the conditions to create growth and jobs in Europe: 1. Create a new and stable broadband regulatory environment. 2. New public digital service infrastructures through Connecting Europe Facility loans. 3. Launch Grand Coalition on Digital Skills and Jobs. 4. Propose EU cyber-security strategy and Directive. 5. Update EU's Copyright Framework. 6. Accelerate cloud computing through public sector buying power. 7. Launch new electronics industrial strategy – an "Airbus of Chips"
July 11, 2014 Verizon Net Sub Upside Driven by Tablet Computers, Says UBS By Tiernan Ray
Shares of Verizon Communications (VZ) are up 38 cents, or 0.8%, at $50.02, after CEO Lowell McAdam let slip at the Sun Valley, Idaho investment conference held by Allen & Co. that the company has added 1.4 million subscribers for its cellular service, on a net basis, more than many were expecting... “tablets likely drove the net add beat.” that the company probably added 2.9 million smartphones to its user base, almost the same as last year’s 3 million, and 700,000 tablet computers, up from 675,000 in Q4 of last year.
Top tablets for kids: Your essential guide 1:07 AM, April 19, 2014... KURIO EXTREME, 4G LTE (exclusively on the Verizon Wireless network), $229 Launching this fall, this 7-inch Android tablet is designed just for kids, yet loosens the leash with the first 4G connectivity through Verizon... the tablet will be easy to add to existing family plans, and per-app parental controls
China Mobile Abandons WiFi Rollout 7/11/2014 Having built out a network of 4.3 million hotspots at a cost of 17 billion Yuan Renminbi (US$2.75 billion), China Mobile has put a halt to its WiFi deployments because the economics don't stack up. .. China Telecom Corp. Ltd., which has only just been handed its FDD LTE license, is forging ahead with its WiFi access point deployments.
China Mobile abandons its $3b Wi-Fi network Friday, July 11, 2014 at 12:23PM
Another consequence of China's tortuous path to 4G: China Mobile has all but abandoned its massive Wi-Fi hotspot network, while China Telecom plans to build one of its own. ..
Sequans Communications : Yves Maître of Orange Elected to Sequans’ Board of Directors
07/09/2014 Sequans Communications S.A. announced today that Yves Maître, executive vice president of connected objects and partnerships at Orange Group, has been elected to its board of directors. Maître is responsible for Orange’s entire connected object portfolio, including the marketing of devices across all Orange markets. “Sequans will benefit greatly from Yves’ extensive knowledge of the world of connected devices,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. .. In his role at Orange, in addition to managing the connected object portfolio, Maître is responsible for managing the relationships between Orange and all global manufacturers and Internet players. He is also responsible for embedded software and the testing and marketing of all devices...
China formally issue FDD LTE trial network licenses Updated: 2014/6/27
China's telecom regulators MIIT has formally issue FDD LTE trial network licenses to China Unicom and China Telecom this afternoon, allowing them to carry out trial integration of networking of FDD LTE and TD-LTE in 16 key mainland cities. As the earlier rumors,China Mobile doesn't get the FDD LTE trial license.
Sequans focused on new growth opportunities for accelerated 4G technology IoT applications
Verizon Wireless looking to buy Dish Network's spectrum - NY Post
June 18, 2014 Vodafone and Huawei Achieve World's First GSM-LTE Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Trial
ENP Newswire - 18 June 2014
4G smartphones customized by China Unicom were declared to support 4 models
June 17 2014 China Unicoms general manager Lu Yimin said in an interview, China Unicoms 4G mobile phone policy has been definited that in the future its customized 4G mobile phones must support 4 models, namely TDD/FDD/WCDMA/GSM.
FIC, Altair announce Elija TF9300 3.5 GHz LTE tablet Tuesday 17 June 2014 Taiwanese electronic device maker First International Computer (FIC) and LTE chipset developer Altair Semiconductor have announced the availability of the world's first 3.5 GHz LTE-enabled tablet computer... The Elija TF9300 tablet uses Altair's FourGee-3800/6300 single-mode LTE chipset, which supports a frequency band between 700-3800 Mhz. It also features a Freescale quad-core 1.0 GHz processor...
MAE2014 mobile asia expo 2014 Datang mobile debut LTE-Hi 4.5G
Wonderful life-quality network, Datang mobile appearance MAE2014 6/11
Mobile Asia Expo 2014 to be held Jun 11 - 13, 2014, in Shanghai, CN equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities.
The 1st LTE-Hi Demo Completed: China’s 3.5G Band Planning having an influence throughout the world
(Beijing, April 4th, By Qi Ming) On April 3rd the Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Group hosted the LTE-Hi Standard, Technology and Industry Development Seminar in Beijing. During the seminar Datang presented a LTE-Hi integrated service demonstration using industry-first 3.5GHz band and based on a commercial-oriented compacted base station, including dynamic TDD and U/C separation, as well as LTE-Hi based HD video conferencing.
"In developing Colibri, our goal was to pack it with great IoT features while making it so cost-effective that it would immediately solidify the business cases for adding LTE to numerous new M2M and IoT devices," said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. "I'm proud to say we've reached our goal and Colibri offers the best price/performance in the industry, enabling 4G LTE modules to approach 2G price points."
Sequans' low-cost LTE platform makes a play for the Internet of Things June 11, 2014
Sequans Communications : Introduces Colibri LTE Platform for the Internet of Things
... Colibri uses wafer-level packaging for both for the baseband and RF chips. The chip-set is 3GPP Release 10, software upgradable to Release 11, has FDD and TDD, up to 20 MHz channels, throughput is up to category 4 (150 Mbps DL / 50 Mbps UL), it has Integrated enhanced network and application CPU. Other features are: Embedded IMS VoLTE client and digital voice interface Support for Linux, Android, ChromeOS, Windows, and MAC OS USB 2.0, SDIO 3.0 and high-speed UART interfaces Sequans AIR interference cancelation technology
China Telecom successfully deployed LTE eMBMS 2014/6/9
The company’s big focus has been on LTE-only chipsets. By eschewing legacy 3G connectivity, Altair is able to make LTE chips that are significantly cheaper than the competition. How much cheaper? Altair was able to offer Verizon LTE chips for its inexpensive Ellipsis Android tablets for just $30, while Qualcomm chips would have been closer to the $80 to $90 range, cofounder Eran Eshad tells me. Those cheap LTE chips allow Verizon to offer the Ellipsis for free with a two-year data contract, or $250 at full price... Eshad couldn’t say how much cheaper Altair is aiming to make its chips, but he hinted that it will be “significantly” less than the $30 price of its current products.
LTE broadcast may be widely adopted for mobile TV services, say Taiwan makers 3 June 2014
LTE (Long Term Evolution) broadcast technology using eMBMS (enhanced multimedia broadcast multicast service) standard is likely to be widely adopted for delivering mobile TV services, as Verizon Wireless in the US, Vodafone in Europe, Telstra in Australia and Korea Telecom in South Korea have undertaken testing in preparation for commercialization, according to Taiwan-based handset supply chain makers. The adoption of DVB-H in Europe, MediaFLO in the US and CMMB in China to deliver mobile TV services have not substantially succeeded, the sources indicated.
Ericsson Phone Comeback With $17 Chip Tests Qualcomm June 05, 2014 ... a new $17 stamp-sized chip for transferring data to phones it expects to start generating revenue soon. ... Much of the unit’s future now depends on the success of its first product under sole owner Ericsson, the M7450...
China Mobile Certifies Ericsson's LTE-A Modem Published on: 12th May 2014 Ericsson has announced that its M7450 5 mode modem chipset covering all five access technologies (TD LTE LTE FDD WCDMA TD SCDMA and GSM) has been fully tested and certified for use in China Mobile's network. The LTE-A multimode modems are an integral part of the development of the wireless industry. Ericsson M7450 is the world's smallest LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation modem designed for global usage. This highly integrated multimode multi-band modem also covers the widest array of frequency bands and a feature set that includes Single RF Chip Carrier Aggregation, VoLTE and IMS. In order for devices with a modem to be sold in certain markets, operator certification is required. In addition to this certification of the Ericsson M7450 from China Mobile, certification with global operators in North America, Europe and Asia is progressing as planned. First devices integrating the Ericsson M7450 will be on the market in the second half of this year.
Broadcom looks to exit cellular baseband chip business Mon, Jun 02 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Corp said it was looking to exit its cellular baseband business... Broadcom said it expected to save $600 million in research and development and administrative costs annually by exiting the baseband business...
Broadcom sought to boost its position in the business by paying $164 million last year to buy the LTE wireless chip assets of Japan's Renesas Electronics Corp.
Although Broadcom is looking to exit the baseband business, it has made strides on LTE, especially after it acquired LTE-related assets from affiliates of Renesas in September 2013. Broadcom's M320 dual-core LTE System-on-a-Chip was shipped in one Samsung Electronics tablet in the first quarter. The chip supports LTE Cat 4, with speeds of up to 150 Mbps.
Broadcom Unveils LTE-Advanced Modem for Smartphone and Tablets Posted on 12. Feb, 2013 Broadcom has introduced the 28nm 4G LTE-Advanced modem with integrated radio and cellular baseband which reduces board area by approximately 35 percent. Designed for the 4G LTE market, Broadcom's BCM21892 multi-mode, multi-band solution supports all 3GPP standards technologies including 4G LTE-Advanced with carrier aggregation, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA and EDGE/GSM. According to Broadcom, its advanced power management techniques save up to 25 percent of the power typically consumed during data transmissions to the network. The new modem also supports LTE Category 4 speeds of 150Mbps and performs seamless hand-offs between the various 4G LTE, 3G and 2G interface technologies. Company further adds that the BCM21892 features an integrated world-band radio that can support virtually any designated 3GPP LTE frequency band and combination, a critical capability as operators prepare their networks for 4G LTE roaming. It also supports a Voice over LTE (VoLTE) solution that consumes approximately 40 percent less power than a comparable WCDMA voice call.
ALCATEL LUCENT : New Zealand’s Chorus selects Alcatel-Lucent’s IP technology to underpin multi-million dollar investment in core infrastructure 05/14/2014 Chorus, New Zealand's largest telecommunications infrastructure company, has selected IP routing technology from Alcatel-Lucent to build the IP core network that will power its 'Chorus Accelerate' program, which will offer customers an entirely new set of broadband services over both copper and fiber networks. Chorus will deploy the Alcatel-Lucent 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS) to support a multi-million New Zealand dollar investment in its core infrastructure to handle the increased bandwidth demand created by the program. With its ability to handle up to 16 Terabits of data per second, the 7950 XRS has the capacity necessary to support high bandwidth broadband services like high definition video and cloud applications.
Chorus is the first Asia-Pacific telecommunications provider to deploy Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 XRS, which will pave the way for a new portfolio of 'Chorus Accelerate' broadband products for existing customers, new customers, high bandwidth users and business with committed bandwidth rates of 100Mbps.
NBN Co buys VDSL2 vectoring gear from Alcatel-Lucent Tech to support multi-technology model sought by Coalition government 13 May, 2014
Alcatel-Lucent has revealed NBN Co is one of the customers for its VDSL2 vectoring products used for fibre to the node (FTTN).
The networking vendor said that it’s deploying the technology, including line cards and system-level processors, with service providers around the world, including NBN Co... last month, the Coalition government formally announced the death of the FTTP plan in favour of a multi-technology model including FTTN...
Nuage Networks Supports OpenStack Icehouse And Begins Certification For Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® OpenStack® Platform 5
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuage Networks, the Alcatel-Lucent venture focused on software defined networking (SDN) solutions, today announced that its Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) …Stockhouse · 10 minutes ago
MI6 and MI5 'refuse to use Lenovo computers' over claims Chinese company makes them vulnerable to hacking 29 July 2013
Britain’s intelligence agencies, including MI6 and MI5, have allegedly banned the use of computers manufactured by Chinese company Lenovo due to concerns that the machines come hardwired with a vulnerability to hacking. Machines produced by the state-backed technology company, which is the largest PC producer in the world, are claimed to have been found in tests by MI5 and GCHQ to have modifications in their circuitry which could allow remote access to the devices without the owners’ knowledge. The discovery has led to a written banning order being issued among the “Five Eyes” alliance of British, American, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand eavesdropping agencies, including the US National Security Agency, according to the respected Australian Financial Review... boycotted since the mid-2000s after laboratories in Britain and elsewhere revealed vulnerabilities in hardware and “firmware”- the link between a computer’s hard drive and its software. Scientists are claimed to have identified highly-classified “back doors” in chips used in Lenovo machines which are extremely difficult to identify and could be activated remotely to either stop targeted computers working or access their contents.
Alcatel-Lucent passes 5 mln VDSL shipment milestone Monday 12 May 2014
Alcatel-Lucent has announced it has reached a 5 million VDSL vectoring line shipment milestone. The company is also seeing an industry "tipping point" with VDSL2 vectoring shipments now surpassing non-vectored VDSL2. VDSL2 vectoring allows operators to deploy ultra-broadband services of up to 100 Mbps over their existing copper telephone networks, making it easy to deploy as a complement to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH). Alcatel-Lucent is currently deploying VDSL2 vectoring technology, both the line cards and system-level processors, with service providers in every region of the world. The company's twenty customers include Belgium's Belgacom, Israel's Bezeq, KPN in the Netherlands, Telecom Argentina, Telecom Italia, TE Data in Egypt and NBN in Australia. The company has also conducted more than 60 trials of the technology.
Nextgen to build $100m subsea cable for gas customers May 12, 2014 Nextgen will team up with Alcatel-Lucent to build a 2000 km subsea fibre optic cable off the north West Australian coast. NextGen has emerged as the winner of a two-year tender process to connect broadband services to INPEX Ichthys Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Shell Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) projects located in the Browse Basin area. Peter McGrath, CEO of Nextgen, told iTnews the cable will be built using the Alcatel-Lucent submarine network at a cost the company predicted to exceed $100 million.... Although the cable is being built primarily for the oil and gas industry it will connect into NextGen’s existing national network through Darwin... Alcatel-Lucent had previously been awarded the contract to provide the telecommunications systems for Shell's $12 billion, 488m long and 74m wide Prelude floating vessel.
Freescale to Buy Mindspeed's ARM Chip Unit 2014-04-07
Freescale is bolstering its capabilities in such areas as home automation, the Internet of things and the cloud through the acquisition of Mindspeed Technologies' communications processor business. Freescale officials announced the deal April 7, saying the semiconductor company—which has strengths in embedded and communications processors for networking equipment—is buying Mindspeed's Comcerto CPE business. Through the acquisition, Freescale will inherit a range of multi-core embedded processors based on ARM's architecture as well as associated software, key members of the business and a top-tier global customer base.
Mindspeed, Sequans deliver LTE multiservice gateway system Monday 3 June 2013
... Mindspeed Technologies and LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications will deliver a fully integrated category-4 LTE fixed wireless gateway reference design ... With dual 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processors, the Comcerto 2000 supports VoLTE and IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) frameworks... Comcerto 2000 LTE routers support simultaneous 2Gbps IPv6 NAT routing, firewall, IPSec and 1.2Gbps Wi-Fi. Sequans' SQN3120 Mont Blanc LTE baseband chip provides the LTE connectivity in the joint system. The SQN3120 supports both TDD and FDD modes. ...
New leadership in place at KALRAY along with $8 million funding
Industry expert Eric Baissus appointed as CEO; new president and vice-president of supervisory board named
Orsay, Paris, France - April 7, 2014 — KALRAY, designer and provider of low-power, high-performance Manycore processors, today announced that Eric Baissus has been appointed CEO of the company. Concurrently, KALRAY has secured $8 million in funding, led by ACE Management, CEA Investissement and private investors including Eurekap! to further develop its international market presence and prepare its next generation chip. Gilles Delfassy and Eric Bantegnie, two industry prominent leaders, have joined the company’s Supervisory Board as President and Vice-President respectively... About Gilles Delfassy Gilles Delfassy is presently the President of the Supervisory Board of Kalray, SA, Chairman of the Board of Movea SA, and Director at both Imagination Technologies Ltd (IMG), and Sequans Communications Inc (SQNS). He is also President of GC Delfassy Consulting, where he advises high-tech companies on their strategy and operations...
Sequans Communications SA gives Q2 2014 guidance below analysts' estimates Thursday, 24 Apr 2014
Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM) Gets SEC Wells Notice on China Bribery Allegations April 23, 2014 Qualcomm, Inc. gets SEC Wells notice on China bribery allegations. From the company's 10-Q: On March 13, 2014, the Company received a Wells Notice from the SEC’s Los Angeles Regional Office indicating that the staff has made a preliminary determination to recommend that the SEC file an enforcement action against the Company for violations of the anti-bribery, books and records and internal control provisions of the FCPA.
Verizon OKs u-blox module for LTE-based M2M devices April 6, 2014... Verizon's website also shows certified LTE modules from Quanta Computer, Samsung Electro-Mechanical, Sequans Communications, Sierra Wireless and Universal Global Scientifc Industrial.
China offers to fund Mexico telecoms networks
Huawei expected to supply equipment under cheap loans to fund Mexico City's US$750m plan to extend phone links to rural areas
PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 April, 2014
Sequans TD-LTE Devices to Launch in China 4/14/2014 ... The Paris-based company announced it will power two TD-LTE devices for the commercial launch of China Telecom’s, chinatelecom-h.com, TD-LTE service, which is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of this year. Both devices are single-mode TD-LTE CPE (customer-premises equipment) units that will provide China Telecom customers with 4G Internet speeds. The devices are built by two of Sequans’ device-manufacturing partners in China: Datang Mobile, datangmobile.cn, a supplier of TDD (time-division duplexing) systems and equipment, and DareGlobal, dare-tech.com, a Shanghai-based provider of broadband mobile terminals.
Sequans Communications : Wins Two Designs for New LTE Devices in the First Bid for China Telecom’s Commercial Launch 04/01/2014
Sequans-powered LTE devices built by Datang Mobile and DareGlobal will launch commercially in Q2
4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. announced that two of its device manufacturing partners in China, Datang Mobile and DareGlobal, have been awarded contracts to provide Sequans-powered TD-LTE end user devices to China Telecom for the operator’s commercial launch of TD-LTE service beginning in Q2. Both devices are single-mode TD-LTE CPE units that will provide China Telecom customers with internet access at 4G speed. Datang Mobile is one of China’s leading TDD system and equipment suppliers, and DareGlobal is a leading provider of broadband mobile terminals.
April 03, 2014 China : CHINA TELECOM awards contract to DATANG MOBILE and DareGlobal for SEQUANS LTE devices
Datang to buy three mobile companies Tuesday 20 March 2012 Chinese equipment maker Datang Telecom is planning to buy three companies. The company has accelerated due diligence and auditing assessments of the companies and is continuing negotiations with their respective shareholders. Datang aims to wholly acquire TD-SCDMA chip maker Leadcore Technology, handset design and manufacturing company Shanghai Uniscope Technologies, and its subsidiary Qidong Uniscope Electronics, Marbridge Consulting writes citing a report in Sina Tech. Datang already holds a 51 percent stake in Shanghai Uniscope.
Gemtek expects LTE to be main source of revenue growth in 2014 Friday 28 March 2014
Gemtek reports discouraging results for 2013, warns sector By Ted Chen , The China Post December 3, 2013
Gemtek expects LTE, cloud computing solutions to combine for up to 50% of 2014 revenues, says chairman Tuesday 3 December 2013
The primary goal of Rel-12 is to provide mobile operators with new options for increasing capacity, extending battery life, maximizing cost efficiency, supporting diverse applications and traffic types, enhancing backhaul and providing customers with a richer, faster and more reliable experience with HSPA+ and LTE-Advanced. Some examples:
Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna systems receive two Channel State Information (CSI) enhancements ...improved spectral efficiency...
Small cells ... Rel-12 maximizes small cells' spectral efficiency while reducing their signaling load on the core network, ...
Proximity Services (ProSe) ...enabling devices that are near each other to communicate directly rather than via the cellular network. ...
Machine-to-machine (M2M) services ...
Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Services (MBMS) enhancements provide operators with new tools for seamlessly maintaining service when a node or interface fails. That reliability helps make LTE appropriate for mission-critical enterprise applications and public safety communications.
... This summary condenses the detailed information in the full white paper on Release 12
u-blox launches TOBY-L2, the fastest 4G LTE modules with 3G, 2G fallback in the world Press release [Tuesday 25 March 2014]
Swiss u-blox, a leading provider of wireless and positioning integrated circuits and modules, introduces the TOBY-L2 and MPCI-L2 modem series, the company's new line of ultra-compact LTE modules with UMTS/HSPA+ and GSM/EDGE, GPRS fallback...
Industry Showcased the World's First 3.5GHz Smartphone & Calls for Synchronization During MWC 2014 Huawei Press Releases
3/17/2014 SHENZHEN, China -- 3.5GHz Interest Group successfully organised the 8th 3.5GHz Roundtable on 23 February 2014 during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona...
China Mobile requires 5-mode support for TD-LTE smartphones Friday 14 March 2014
China Mobile Announces Updated 4G Terminal Requirements Netease, 3/13/14
China Mobile has announced updated operator-customized 4G mobile terminal requirements for the company's partner suppliers. The updated requirements are as follows:
March 11, 2014 SoftBank Inc. Appoints Bruce Gottlieb Executive Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
WiMAX cannot deliver 70 Mbit/s over 50 kilometers (31 mi). Like all wireless technologies, WiMAX can operate at higher bitrates or over longer distances but not both... customers at the cell-edge with an indoor Customer-premises equipment (CPE) typically obtain speeds of around 1–4 Mbit/s, with users closer to the cell site obtaining speeds of up to 30 Mbit/s.
Sequans Communications SA ADR : Sequans Technology Adopted by European Wireless Broadband Operator Linkem to Transition From WiMAX to LTE
03/10/2014 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced that Linkem, the leading WiMAX service provider in Italy now transitioning to LTE, is offering its customers a dual-mode LTE/WiMAX device powered by Sequans' dual-mode LTE/WiMAX technology. This strategy enables Linkem customers to access the Internet using either WiMAX or LTE technology from the same device without any disruption in service...
Thursday 13 March, 2014 Sequans Communications SA Signs Multi Year Contract With Linkem
Dallas, Texas 03/13/2014 (FINANCIALSTRENDS) – Sequans Communications SA registered a major technical and commercial win recently, when it reported that European broadband major Linkem has inked a deal with the company to use its solutions to seamlessly transfer its offerings from the traditional WiMax platform to the state of the art LTE platform. Big Technology Demonstrator...
Retelit SpA : Retelit sells WiMAX business unit 11/26/2013 PRESS RELEASE RETELIT SELLS WiMAX BUSINESS UNIT
Today, the subsidiary e-via SpA sold its WiMAX business unit to Linkem SpA for € 27.5 million.
Linkem aims to reach 90% of Italian population by 2016 9 September 2013
Linkem launches 3.5GHz LTE trial; claims 129,300 WiMAX users 6 Jun 2013
Italian WiMAX operator Linkem has revealed that it has launched Long Term Evolution (LTE) trials over the 3.5GHz spectrum used by its existing 4G service
Alvarion wins Italian WiMAX deal, but reports poor Q3 results November 3, 2010
The Italian wireless operator, Linkem, has contracted Alvarion to expand its WiMAX network to provide wireless broadband coverage to six more regions. The company, which was awarded 13 regional WiMAX licenses in 2008, went live with the country's first commercial WiMAX service in the same year.
NDRC's strike against Qualcomm However, the relative net profit of most Chinese mobile phone manufacturers is only 5 percent of the total price, making it difficult for manufacturers to afford Qualcomm's fees. A Beijing-based lawyer and participant in an …Ecns · 1 hour ago
Imagination Technologies Group plc Imagination and partners deliver products to drive the next generation of mobile lifestyles at MWC 2014... Sequans showed its newest LTE platform - the Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced Platform - which features a MIPS CPU and is fully compliant with 3GPP Release 10 specifications and is software upgradeable to Release 11. Sequans also teamed with Alcatel-Lucent S.A. to show carrier aggregation and LTE broadcast on Sequans' MIPS-based platforms.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc completes sale of assets of Mindspeed Wireless Infrastructure business unit to Intel Corp Monday, 24 Feb 2014
Expway to demonstrate LTE Broadcast with Intel Monday 24 February 2014... Sequans also announced plans to show LTE Broadcast at the Mobile World Congress, in cooperation with Alcatel-Lucent. They will use tablets based on Sequans’ eMBMS-capable Mont Blanc LTE platform, and the video content will be broadcast from Alcatel-Lucent’s LTE Overlay solution. The two have been testing the platform for a year and said it's ready for commercial deployments.
marketwatch.com/story/sequans-and-alcatel-lucent-showcase-carrier-aggregation-and-lte-broadcast-at-mobile-world-congress-2014-02-21 press release Feb. 21, 2014
Sequans and Alcatel-Lucent Showcase Carrier Aggregation and LTE Broadcast at Mobile World Congress
Leading-edge LTE technologies are ready for commercial deployment
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb 21, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
New LTE Wi-Fi Device to Hit India's Consumer Marketplace The dongle supports TD-LTE, the prominent 4G platform in India, with future versions supporting FD-LTE. Wi-Fi support covers 802.11 b/g/n, covering all Wi-Fi devices. Chip vendor Sequans Communications did not share further details.
Sequans Communications SA ADR : New Sequans-Powered LTE Device by Pinyon Technologies Built for India 02/19/2014
A new LTE consumer device powered by Sequans Communications S.A. and built by Pinyon Technologies, a global supplier of next-generation mobile data products, will be on display at Mobile World Congress in Sequans' stand in hall 7, number 7D76. The new device, the AirWire LTE Wi-Fi dongle, is based on Sequans' Mont Blanc LTE Platform and is the first of several LTE devices Pinyon is planning to design and build based on Sequans' technology. According to Pinyon, the first version of the AirWire LTE Wi-Fi dongle is designed for the Indian market and expected to deploy in India in late 2014. The AirWire LTE Wi-Fi dongle (which resembles a flip style mobile phone) provides Internet connectivity via its built-in Wi-Fi hotspot or USB connection.
Pinyon, Sasken ink deal to develop LTE products 24 January 2014
Sequans to Showcase Its New Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced Platform at Mobile World Congress 02/18/2014
Sequans Communications Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Financial Results Thu February 6, 2014
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. Fourth Quarter 2013 Highlights:
Revenue: Revenue of $5.0 million increased 23% compared to the third quarter of 2013, primarily due to an increase in license and other revenue...
Sequans expects revenue for the first quarter of 2014 to be in the range of $4.5 to $5.5 million, ...
If you're in NYC this week, however, you'll be able to snag a sneak peek of Multicast running on a Sequans-powered tablet and a Galaxy Note 3. The service is currently live at a demo room in Verizon's Bryant Park booth.
Update gets pushed out for Verizon Ellipsis 7 to improve battery life, LTE connectivity and more Posted: 27 Jan 2014,
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1) Goal = $300M in revenue
2) Working on release 12 LTE. World now operating on release 9.
3) Modules certified by Verizon. Vendors can certify their product in a week.
4) Category 6 this year. Everyone else at 3 or 4.
5) Only one other co. has LTE broadcast capability.
6) Interference rejection solution will be big. Successful in Tokyo w Softbank and Verizon interested.
7) New orders from emerging market carriers.
8) More than 6 design wins with Verizon. Tablet, notebook, M2M.
9) KKDI - $1M units per year.
10) China Mobile - Slower than expected. But China Telecom - 4-5 OEMs proposing devices w. Sequans solutions. Waiting for China operators to ramp.
11) 4.5-5.5M fourth quarter. 2014: Profitability or close in 4th Q.
12) Data device for VZ - $1M units
13) Little debt. No cash issues. Other tax credits in Q1 and Q3 (7-7.5M).
14) Traction w. European operators.
15) Engaged w. 3 big guys in metering space.
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Swiss u-blox, a leading provider of wireless and positioning chips and modules, introduces the TOBY-L2 and MPCI-L2 modem series, the company s new line of ultra-compact LTE cellular modules with UMTS/HSPA+ and GSM/EDGE, GPRS fallback. Supporting LTE category 4 speeds up to 150 Mbit/s down and 50 Mbit/s up, ...
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Sequans Powers New Kurio 7x 4G LTE Tablet by Techno Source and KD Interactive Unveiled Today at 2014 International CES®
LAS VEGAS – January 7, 2014 – Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) has been selected by Techno Source and KD Interactive, makers of the best-selling Kurio™ line of Android tablets for families with kids, to provide the LTE connectivity for the new Kurio 7x 4G LTE tablet unveiled today at 2014 International CES®. The tablet includes Sequans’ VZ20Q EZLinkLTE™ module, a complete LTE connectivity solution designed to provide manufacturers with a quick and easy solution for adding LTE to consumer devices. The Kurio 7x 4G LTE tablet will run exclusively on the Verizon Wireless network... The new Kurio 7x LTE tablet is expected to ship in summer of 2014...