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WAYBACK Sequans News 2015
As of the date hereof, Bpifrance Participations holds directly 5,930,261 Ordinary Shares. As of the date hereof, none of Bpifrance, CDC and EPIC holds any Ordinary Shares directly. Bprifrance may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of 5,930,261 Ordinary Shares, indirectly through its sole ownership of Bpifrance Participations, CDC and EPIC may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of 5,930,2611 Ordinary Shares, indirectly through their joint ownership and control of Bpifrance. As of the date hereof, pursuant to the transaction that took place on December 23, 2015 described under Item 3, none of FIC, Bpifrance Investissement and Nicolas Dufourcq holds any Ordinary Shares directly...
On November 26, 2013, Bpifrance Participations purchased 4,791,187 Ordinary Shares from the underwriters for an aggregate purchase price of $8,624,136.60, at the closing of the capital increase transaction described in the Issuer’s prospectus supplement filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2) with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 21, 2013. Bpifrance Participations obtained the funds to purchase the Ordinary Shares from working capital.
Between July 8, 2015 and October 22, 2015, FIC sold 432,500 Ordinary Shares on the open market and, as of October 22, 2015, held 1,139,074 Ordinary Shares. The number of shares sold on each day and the price for such shares are set forth in Schedule I to this Schedule 13D and incorporated herein by reference.
On December 23, 2015, FIC transferred all of its 1,139,074 Ordinary Shares to Bpifrance Participations.

Altair Semiconductor Expands Global Operations, Opening New R&D Center In Taiwan ByPR Newswire Follow | 12/23/15
ST to put LoRa IoT wireless on MCU chips December 22, 2015 STMicroelectronics NV has announced a collaboration with Semtech Corp. (Camarillo, Calif.) and that it will supply LoRa systems on chips (SoCs) to support the roll out of LoRA low power wide area networks for IoT.
GCT Semiconductor Powers New Huawei LTE Home Modem With World’s First "Double Speed" 4X4 Mimo LTE-Advanced Chip
12/15/2015 GCT Semiconductor... today announced that its LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) GDM7243Q chip featuring 4X4 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antenna technology powers Huawei’s 4X4 MIMO B5328 LTE home modem for Jilin Mobile, a subsidiary of China Mobile.
CTO: Nokia working on 3.5 GHz products, possibly ready next year Product availability will depend on interworking with SAS database December 14, 2015 Nokia Networks (NYSE:NOK) may have products ready for the 3.5 GHz band by next year, but the certification process will determine when the products actually go to market. That's the message from Nokia Networks North America CTO Mike Murphy, who told FierceWirelessTech that he sees 3.5 GHz as a technology that is maturing in 2016... In fact, Nokia already is working with Google in the 3.5 GHz band. Given Nokia's expertise in 3.5 GHz technologies and its approach to small cells, the company sees a lot of opportunity in using a shared approach...

NetComm to supply fixed-wireless devices for US network Published 25 Nov 2015 10:27 CET | United States Australian M2M and fixed wireless broadband device maker NetComm Wireless has signed a purchase agreement with an unnamed large US telecom carrier. The agreement concerns the ...
NetComm Wireless signs deal to help provide wireless broadband networks to major US teleco November 25, 2015 Little-known Australian technology company, NetComm Wireless, has signed a deal to help supply NBN-like wireless broadband networks for a major US telecommunications provider, believed to be AT&T... Netcomm Wireless : wins US fixed wireless deal 11/26/2015 NETCOMM Wireless will supply its fixed wireless devices to a large US based telecommunications carrier to connect households and businesses to a fixed wireless rural broadband network to be built by that carrier. MANAGING director and CEO David Stewart said the agreement builds on its success to date with Ericsson in delivering a similar service to the Australian National Broadband Network.

Nokia, Deutsche Telekom, Cosmote show 3.5 GHz aggregation Published 24 Nov 2015 10:24 CET | Greece Nokia Networks, Deutsche Telekom and its Greek subsidiary Cosmote have demonstrated an LTE-Advanced 3 carrier aggregation combining LTE-FDD in band 3 (1.8 GHz) with LTE-TDD ...
Encore Networks Provides Router Connectivity for New CAT1 LTE Network Service Announced by Verizon Wireless December 03, 2015 ... Working with Verizon, and utilizing the Sequans chipset, we are able to bring to market the industry's first CAT1 routers," stated Peter Madsen, President of Encore Networks. "The upside, of course, is the significant growth of shipments of IoT and M2M devices ultimately making CAT1 LTE the preferred M2M technology for IoT." EN™ routers are now shipping with MSRP starting as low as $199. For more information about Encore's CAT1 LTE routers, visit, call 703-318-4325 or email
Verizon Communications : announces availability of world's first Cat1 LTE network features for IoT, Expands its ThingSpace Platform
12/01/2015 NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its global strategy to simplify the Internet of Things (IoT), Verizon today announced new developments that further expand its IoT portfolio including
- The availability of world's first Cat1 LTE network features for IoT - ideal for use cases that were previously developed for 2G...
- Equipping developers with additional tools on its ThingSpace platform... (APIs) and application enablement platforms (AEPs) including the integration of Bug Labs' dweet(TM) APIs and freeboard(TM) visualization engine...
Today's announcement comes on the eve of an IoT developer event to be held at Verizon's Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass...
Verizon provides global IoT coverage in more than 100 countries with plans to expand its footprint in the coming months to nearly 200 countries...
LitePoint solutions come out of the box, ready to test the Sequans chipset you have designed into your product. LitePoint solutions cover all Sequans wireless chipsets so no matter which Sequans product you are using, LitePoint designs a test solution that will meet your needs. LitePoint has test solutions for Sequans chipsets covering these technologies:
In 2011, LitePoint was acquired by Teradyne, a leading supplier of automation equipment for test and industrial applications used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronic systems.
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ZMTEL of Shanghai is a CPE producer with _TEN_ Sequans devices in its catalog, and its products are new & previously unannounced: Indoor, Outdoor, and PCIe modules:
It appears that there are subtle details between some of these devices like perhaps software configuration so that a couple seem to be duplicates but are not.
It is true that they also have 4 devices stating either multiband QCOM or singleband Altair.
LTE wireless IDU Single-port wifi 802.11b/g/n cat4 with LTE antenna built-in router
Model Number: CPE CN6619
Lte Indoor CPE B42/43 CN6619 single-port host SQN3220 TDD & FDD module Support all VOIP features
Model Number: CN6619
single-chip LTE CPE CN3419 with Sequans LTE chip indoor cpe wireless router
Model Number: CN3419
Shanghai Zhongmi Communications Technology Company China Manufacturer with main products: LTE CPE, Indoor CPE, Outdoor CPE, Module
4G LTE wireless IDU wifi 802.11b/g/n cat4 with LTE antenna built-in router
Model Number: CPE CN3419
Lte Outdoor CPE B42/43 3GPP R9 cat4 TR069 protection level IP65
wireless outdoor CPE CW0100 cat4 Band 38/39/40/41/42/43 lte cpe power supply via PoE
Model Number: CW0100
Lte Indoor CPE TDD & FDD module 4g lte cpe wireless router
TD LTE CPE CN6610 indoor CPE Band 42 Band 43 antenna built-in or outside
4G TDD FDD LTE Cat4 indoor CPE CN6610 support VoIP wireless Router 2 RJ11 4 RJ45
TDD Module LMO41S cat4 wireless lte module Band 40 Band 41
Model Number: LMO41S
Interface mini-PCIe
TDD Module MT421e Band 42 Band 43 module Mini-PCIe interface
Model Number: MT421e
IP67 waterproof 4G FDD TDD LTE Cat4 outdoor CPE wireless Router with POE and sim card slot
Model Number: RM700 Type: LTE OutdoorCPE Chipset: Sequans Interface: 1RJ45 with POE Function: Data Voice Frequency: LTE+WCDMA+GSM, Customizable
4G TDD FDD LTE Cat4 indoor CPE VoIP wireless Router with WAB Lan RJ 45 ports and RJ11 port
Model Number: RM611 Type: LTE VOIP CPE Chipset: Sequans Interface: Four RJ45, Two RJ11 Function: Data Voice Frequency: LTE+WCDMA+GSM, Customizable Antenna: Internal Antenna, external antenna optional VoIP: Yes Fax: Yes
4G LTE Cat4 indoor CPE VoIP wireless Router with four Lan ports and voice FAX Type: Wireless, LTE VOIP CPE Application: Enterprise Function: Firewall, QoS, VPN, Data Voice Model Number: RM611 Chipset: Sequans Interface: Four RJ45, Two RJ11 Frequency: LTE+WCDMA+GSM, Customizable Antenna: Internal Antenna, external antenna optional VoIP: Yes Fax: Yes
4G TDD FDD LTE Cat4 indoor CPE VoIP WIFI Router with sim card slot
Model Number: RM611 Type: LTE VOIP CPE Chipset: Sequans Interface: Four RJ45, Two RJ11 Function: Data Voice Frequency: LTE+WCDMA+GSM, Customizable Antenna: Internal Antenna, external antenna optional VoIP: Yes Fax: Yes
4G FDD TDD LTE Cat4 outdoor CPE IP67 waterproof with POE
Model Number: RM610 Type: LTE OutdoorCPE Chipset: Sequans Interface: 1RJ45 with POE Function: Data Voice Frequency: LTE+WCDMA+GSM, Customizable Antenna: Internal Antenna, external antenna optional Certification: CE ROHS
4G TDD FDD LTE Cat4 indoor CPE VoIP WIFI Router with four Lan ports
Quick Details Place of Origin: Guangdong, China (Mainland) Brand Name: OEM Model Number: RM610 Type: LTE VOIP CPE Chipset: Sequans Interface: Four RJ45, Two RJ11 Function: Data Voice Frequency: LTE+WCDMA+GSM, Customizable Antenna: Internal Antenna, external antenna optional VoIP: Yes Fax: Yes
Registered Products for 2AAGM (Sequans Communications)
FCC ID Application Date Product Purpose Application Type
2AAGMVZ120Q 11/10/2015 LTE Module Original Equipment
2AAGMLM63S1 05/27/2015 LM63S1 Original Equipment
2AAGMVZ1200 Sequans Communications LTE Module
Full Company Details: Sequans Communications - 2AAGM
Company Code: 2AAGM
Sequans Communications

Sequans management to meet with Lake Street Meetings to be held in Chicago November 18-19 hosted by Lake Street.
Gear » Verizon – Sequans LTE Module Passes FCC Tests Verizon – Sequans LTE Module Passes FCC Tests
Posted on November 11, 2015 ... Sequans announced in July that Verizon Wireless had certified its Vz120Q land grid array (LGA) module. Sequans said the module is an “all-in-one solution for adding LTE connectivity quickly and easily to new types of non-traditional devices, shortening time to market.” VZ120Q is the world’s first Category 1 LTE module to become commercially available, and it is also the first to be certified by Verizon.
NCC rejects Global Mobile application to renew WiMAX license DIGITIMES 11 November 2015 Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on November 10 rejected an application by Global Mobile to renew its WiMAX license which will expire on December 10, 2015, according to NCC. Global Mobile, the only remaining WiMAX operator in Taiwan, will have to end operations upon expiry of the license...
ARM Brings TrustZone Security Technology to IoT Devices By Jeffrey Burt | Posted 2015-11-10
Business Wire Expway Showcases LTE Broadcasting at Vodafone Innovation Day November 10, 2015 SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Expway, the wireless multicast leader, announced today that it has successfully showcased LTE Broadcast technology at the 11th annual Vodafone Innovation Day. The public event was held at the Vodafone Campus in Düsseldorf, Germany...
Press Release Sequans and Tricheer Establish Technology Partnership to Bring LTE-Advanced Devices to Europe and Asia
Nov 9, 2015 First products include a CPE and a PCIe module PARIS, Nov 09, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. and Tricheer Technology Co., a leading mobile device designer and manufacturer based in Shanghai, have established a partnership whereby Tricheer has adopted Sequans’ LTE-Advanced chipsets to build mobile devices for several markets in Europe and Asia. The first products to be introduced are a CPE and a module for Europe, featuring carrier aggregation and category 6 throughput according to 3GPP Release 10 specifications...
The new products include a CPE, the LT683S, and a PCIe module, the LM933S. Both products feature carrier aggregation, combining LTE bands 42 and 43, and deliver Category 6 (CAT 6) throughput of 225 Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps uplink.
Tricheer picks Sequans tech for LTE-A devices Monday 9 November 2015 | 15:25 CET | News LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications and Tricheer Technology, a mobile device designer and manufacturer based in Shanghai, established a partnership whereby Tricheer adopted Sequans’ LTE-Advanced chipsets to build mobile devices for several markets in Europe and Asia. The first products to be introduced are a CPE and a module for Europe, featuring carrier aggregation and category 6 throughput according to 3GPP Release 10 specifications.

sbacchus2003 • 47 minutes ago Tricheer is a subidary of Longcheer.
Sequans Communications : Powers New Zubie in-car Wi-Fi Device for Verizon’s LTE Network 11/02/2015 ... The Zubie in-car W-Fi device is available now at Best Buy... The company was formed in 2012, and is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Zubie recently won the "2015 Best Insurance Telematics Product" award from TU Automotive
Cellular Simplifies its IoT Road Map LTE Category 0 gets nulled 10/29/2015 SAN JOSE, Calif.
Lanman says that through a partnership with chip firm Sequans, and because Verizon is such a large buyer of the modems, Verizon can offer customers the chips for about $15—or half the cost of the chips if the developer were buying them outside Verizon’s program. While many connected products rely on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and then use the customer’s mobile phone for any mobile connectivity, there are entire classes of devices such as dog trackers, luggage trackers, and automotive applications that would benefit form an always-on cellular connection. But the added cost of a cellular modem, plus the cost of a cellular subscription can make the final price of the device untenable for the consumer, or even corporate market. Which is why the lower-priced chip, and Verizon’s plan to offer flexibility on new data plans for “things” will help as well.
Choosing connectivity is another barrier, Lanman said. Obviously, Verizon would like this new market to take off on its wireless network but he admitted there are significant cost challenges to do that -- modules that enable devices to run on LTE have been more expensive than those that use WiFi or Zigbee-based connectors, for example. Lanman then showed off a new Sequans Communications' chipset which he said will halve the cost of developing IoT devices for LTE. "This changes the game and is not the end of the work we are doing around device cost reduction. In 2016 we will halve the price again," he said. In 2016, Verizon will launch what he called an IoT Core that will be much more efficient in connecting low payload devices and will be at a much lower cost, Lanman said. "We will connect in 92 countries around the world through ThingSpace, he said. "And that number will skyrocket by 2016 to blanket the globe by end of the year."..
At Verizon, Lanman said the company is working to lower the cost of connecting billions of existing devices that companies have used for years to Verizon's network. Holding up a new computer chip made by Sequans Communications, an LTE chip maker, he said the chip will provide a "significant reduction in cost...that changes the game." It will provide 4G LTE connectivity in modules connected to IoT devices to "make the wide-area network more accessible to developers." "The cost for an IoT module and the cost to connect will both drop dramatically," Lanman added. "Whether you are connecting your dog or water meters and any other low-payload devices, we'll handle it through a new IoT core." He said that many developers want to avoid the high cost of using LTE connections for IoT, and instead will rely on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or ZigBee. But LTE is built with greater security in mind and should be the choice of developers, he contended... The new ThingSpace platform, he said, will allow developers to deploy IoT devices in 92 countries,...
Thursday, October 29, 2015 Connected World Recognizes Sequans 2016 CW 100 Achievement Connected World magazine is proud to announce Sequans Communications’ spot on the annual 2016 CW 100. By bringing its CAT-1 LTE solution to market and, more importantly, by proving the platform’s viability for M2M and IoT applications, Sequans Communications is forcing the space to think progressively. CAROL STREAM, ILL. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 29, 2015 Carol Stream, Ill. – Oct. 29, 2015... Sequans Communications has set itself apart from the rest of its competitors because of its focus on LTE (long-term evolution) of IoT products...
PRESS RELEASE Sequans Selects VeriSilicon ZSP Digital Signal Processor for LTE Cat0/Cat1 IoT and M2M Chipsets Published: Oct 21, 2015 ZSP architecture provides power efficient DSP solution for connectivity and enables fastest time-to-market SANTA CLARA, Calif. & PARIS, Oct 21, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. (VeriSilicon) today announced that Sequans Communications has selected its Quad-MAC ZSP540 core for use with Sequans’s Calliope LTE chipset platform...
VeriSilicon is a Silicon Platform as a Service (SiPaaS™) company and semiconductor IP provider with many tier-one customers worldwide. More than 1 billion units based on VeriSilicon’s ZSP Cores have been shipped to date. The ZSP540 is a Quad-MAC DSP (Digital Signal Processor) core from the ZSP line of licensable DSP cores... Founded in 2001 and head-quartered in Shanghai, China, VeriSilicon has over 500 employees with six R&D centers (China, US and Finland) and nine sales offices worldwide.

Altair Semiconductor powers Novatel's LTE mobile hotspot LTE chipset provider Altair Semiconductor announced that its FourGee-3800/6300 Cat-4 chipset is powering Novatel Wireless's new MiFi M100 Dragon, a LTE personal mobile hotspot that launched last month on US Cellular's network. The MiFi M100 is … Telecompaper · 46 minutes ago
India Tikona release 4G ZTE exclusive construction business 2015/10/12 09:47) Indian operator Tikona Digital Networks (hereinafter referred to as Tikona) released Varanasi in UP state capital 4G LTE wireless home broadband services become after Bharti Airtel, Aircel third company to launch 4G services in India's operators. ZTE as sole supplier of the whole network equipment, providing about 80% of the whole network equipment, including radio and core network equipment, the follow-up in other regions will also Tikona network provides full system solutions...
Aircel, Tikona select Telenet Systems for 4G-enabled outdoor CPEs
Aircel and Tikona are currently looking at catering to home and enterprise customers with their high-speed 4G LTE services, and have selected Telenet for outdoor CPEs and indoor routers. | ETTelecom | October 06, 2015
Aircel to launch mass market 4G services by December to counter Reliance Jio, Airtel
The Chennai-headquartered company holds 20 MHz of spectrum in the 2300 MHz (4G) band across Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Assam, the North East and Jammu & Kashmir. | ET Bureau | September 22, 2015...
Aircel commercially launched 4G services in six of the eight circles for enterprise customers. "Enterprise is a key focus for us. We have a large customer base in enterprise, which is growing pretty strong. Their expectations are consistent quality, high uptime and high throughput, which we are able to provide wherever we have 4G licences," said Dave.
Tikona to roll out 4G broadband services in 30 cities next year Tikona Digital Networks plans to launch 4G-LTE based broadband services in 30 cities across five telecom circles during the first half of 2016. 12 October 2015 NEW DELHI: Tikona Digital Networks plans to launch 4G-LTE based broadband services in 30 cities in five telecom circles during the first half of 2016.

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This morning I found another new, the 3rd. unannounced Sequans CPE on Alibaba offered by ACETEL aka Shanghai Ace Infomation Technology Limited of Guangdong, China. It is an _OUTDOOR_ CPE instead of the previous two indoor CPE designs.
Here's the Alibaba link:
4G FDD TDD LTE Cat4 outdoor CPE IP67 waterproof with POE
Model Number: RM610 Type: LTE OutdoorCPE Chipset: Sequans Interface: 1RJ45 with POE Function: Data Voice Frequency: LTE+WCDMA+GSM,
4G TDD FDD LTE Cat4 indoor CPE VoIP wireless Router with WAB Lan RJ 45 ports and RJ11 port
Model Number: RM611 LTE chip set SQN3120+SQN3140 Sequans
NCC cancels approval of Global Mobile changes in infrastructure construction DIGITIMES 5 October 2015 Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on October 4 announced the cancellation of its approval of changes in infrastructure construction requested by WiMAX operator Global Mobile. The cancellation was mainly because Global Mobile failed to fulfill its promise of completing 2,159 base stations in total by September 30, NCC said. Global Mobile filed the request to change its infrastructure on June 15, and give the green light on July 8, NCC indicated. During the period from July 8 to September, however, Global Mobile did not set up any additional base stations, NCC noted. Global Mobile is the only surviving WiMAX operator in Taiwan while the other five have ceased operations. As Global Mobile's WiMAX license will expire on December 15, 2015, the company is expected to apply for an extension but whether NCC will approve the application is a concern, according to market watchers.
“The Shanghai Free Trade Zone’s pretty much been a bust,” said Andrew Polk, an economist at the Conference Board in Beijing. “There are some things you can do there as a foreign company, but mostly it just seems about domestic companies’ ability to do financial transactions.” Even a reform blueprint to revamp state-owned enterprises unveiled this month is centered on continuing government control. Under the plan, authorities aim to reform unproductive “zombie enterprises” while encouraging a “blending” between state-owned capital and private investment, the government said in statements Monday. The government “desires exactly the wrong thing -- more private cooperation with the state sector rather than competition,” said Derek Scissors, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington who focuses on Asia economic issues. “The role multinationals are to take is minority investor in a money-losing state project.”
Sequans Powers Two New Nextbook LTE Tablets for the Verizon Wireless LTE Network First Nextbook LTE Tablets from E FUN Available Now Nationwide PARIS, Sep 14, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sequans Communications S.A. announced today that two new Nextbook tablets, built by E FUN, have Sequans’ LTE chipset inside. The two new touchscreen tablets, Nextbook Ares 8L and Nextbook Ares 10L, are designed and certified to operate on the Verizon Wireless LTE network... they are now available from the world’s largest retailer... The Sequans technology inside the Nextbook tablets is the VZ20M EZLinkLTE™ module... The chip features dual-CPUs allowing all software to reside in the module thus enabling complete module certification and easy interface with any tablet application processor... The Nextbook Ares tablets from E FUN ... with Verizon’s super fast 4G LTE network. The Nextbook Ares 8L and Nextbook Ares 10L tablets feature Android 5.0 Lollipop, a 1280x800 IPS screen, Intel Atom Quad-Core processor... About E FUN... entered the North American market in late 2010... headquartered in West Covina, California.
E FUN Announces First Nextbook Tablets with Verizon 4G LTE Connectivity September 14, 2015
WEST COVINA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- E FUN, the second largest vendor of detachables, and fifth largest vendor of tablets in the U.S., announces its first 4G LTE Nextbook Android tablets, the Ares 8L and Ares 10L. The Nextbook Ares tablets allow users to go online with Verizon's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network. Featuring Android 5.0 Lollipop and a quad-core Intel Atom processor, each tablet delivers fast, smooth performance from streaming videos to playing games and browsing the Internet. Available now at Walmart stores... The Nextbook Ares 8L tablet is available now at select** Walmart stores for $144, or $4.88 with a two-year Verizon contract. The Nextbook Ares 10L 2-in-1 tablet is available now at select*** Walmart stores for $193, or $9.88 with a two-year Verizon contract... **Nextbook Ares 8L is available in 3,526 Walmart stores
*** Nextbook Ares 10L is available in 2,834 Walmart stores
$4.88 E Fun LTE Nextbook Ares Tablet Hits Walmart Shelves 9/14/2015 ... Last year, T-Mobile launched a 4G tablet through Walmart at $179 without contract from Apollo Brands. The Apollo tablet and an HP tablet were the first cellular-equipped tablets offered by Walmart. Low-price LTE tablets launched earlier this year include an Asus-made 7-inch LTE tablet at $94 with two-year AT&T contract, and AT&T launched its first AT&T-brand tablet, the Trek HD, at $49 with two-year contract.
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“We’re beating Qualcomm and Intel to the punch,” said Miller, referring to the fact that Sequans chipsets are being used in the Encore and Gemalto solutions. “That’s a major win for us.”
Thu Sep 10, 2015 Verizon says TV streaming could be added to new mobile video service LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - If Verizon's new mobile video service go90 succeeds in grabbing the attention of millenials who increasingly watch content on mobile devices, a streaming option for TVs could be next...Go90 was developed from OnCue video streaming technology, which Verizon purchased from Intel Corp in 2014...Go90 will use Verizon's multicast video technology that streams live events to multiple mobile devices through a single lane of airwaves...

T-Mobile US, Sequans demonstrate LTE Cat-1 for M2M Friday 11 September 2015 | 09:26 CET | News
US chipmaker Sequans provided technology to T-Mobile for the operator's LTE Cat-1 technology demonstration at CTIA Super Mobility Week. Cat-1 indicates the lower speed of 10 Mbps, now being used for low-power, low-cost IoT and M2M applications. The demonstration follows a successful network and device trial of Cat-1 technology conducted by T-Mobile and Sequans in the second quarter, where the companies verified that LTE Cat-1 devices are compatible with Cat-3 and -4 device counterparts on T-Mobile's 4G LTE network. Sequans' operator-approved Cat-1 solution, the Calliope LTE Platform, is already powering new M2M devices.
Sequans Powers T-Mobile's LTE CAT-1 Technology Demo At CTIA's Super Mobility Week ByBusiness Wire Follow | 09/10/15 ... The demo follows a successful network and device trial of CAT-1 technology conducted by T-Mobile and Sequans over the last quarter where the companies verified that LTE CAT-1 devices are compatible with CAT-3 and 4 device counterparts on T-Mobile's 4G LTE network. Sequans is the first chipmaker to develop LTE CAT-1 technology and currently the only chipmaker providing LTE CAT-1 technology to T-Mobile to help M2M customers migrate from 2G to 4G LTE networks.

Altair partners Verizon to develop LTE Cat 1 chipset Thursday 10 September 2015 | 14:08 CET | News
NetComm Wireless Launches Verizon Wireless Certified 4G WiFi M2M Router in the U.S. SYDNEY, Sept. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NetComm Wireless Limited today announced that Verizon Wireless has certified the NetComm Wireless 4G WiFi M2M Router (NTC-140W-01) for deployment in the U.S. The industrial-grade NTC-140W-01 brings the coverage, speed and performance of the nation's largest 4G LTE network to market segments that manage large amounts of data from digital displays, smart buildings, remote healthcare, emergency response, business back-up and other bandwidth-intensive Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications...
PRESS RELEASE Sequans Powers New M2M Router by NetComm Wireless Published: July 15, 2015 4G LTE Light Industrial Router Certified by Verizon Wireless PARIS, Jul 15, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. and NetComm Wireless a leading Machine-to-Machine (M2M) device developer, introduced today the NetComm Wireless 4G LTE Light Industrial M2M Router (NWL-25) with LTE powered by Sequans. The NWL-25 operates on LTE bands 4 and 13 and delivers industrial-grade M2M capabilities and a wide range of interfaces, including a serial port, an Ethernet port, three multipurpose digital and analog ports and a USB 2.0 port... The LTE technology inside the NWL-25 is Sequans’ VZ20Q EZLinkLTE... Sequans’ Cat 4 (150 Mbps) Mont Blanc LTE platform
D-Link Introduces 4G Wireless Module for Enabling Over the Cloud Update Applications Wireless Module Can Be Embedded Within Vending Machines, Kiosks and More to Enable a Host of Applications Needing Real-Time Monitoring and Updating over the Cloud D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. LAS VEGAS, Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link today announced immediate availability of a 4G wireless module which can be embedded within vending machines, kiosks and other interactive displays to provide real-time data back to operators over the Cloud. Applications can range widely depending on the needs of the customer, with wireless modules leveraging a service provider's network to deliver crucial data to nearby locations or anywhere in the world. The D-Link Ethernet Wireless Module (DWM-311) offered as part of this integrated solution is available now. The DWM-311 has an Ethernet port to connect to the internal computer of a connected interacted device with two antennas to connect to a cellular network for reporting back information. "Our 4G module integrates seamlessly with a service provider solution to offer a range of benefits and services, from increased logistical efficiency to improved customer service," said Eli Garva, senior vice president, Service Provider Business Unit, D-Link Systems, Inc. "The ability to react to customer wants and needs based on real-time 4G wireless communication will allow them to remain both prompt and agile in their responses."..
PRESS RELEASE Encore Networks Unveils Ultra-Low Cost M2M VPN Wireless Router By Published: Aug 12, 2014
The EN-2000™ Delivers M2M Applications on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE NetworkLaunching at the M2M Evolution Conference and Expo August 13-14 CHANTILLY, Va., Aug 12, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Encore Networks, a leader in M2M solutions for fixed and wireless communications, announced today the launch of an ultra-low cost wireless VPN router, the EN-2000™...
“The global M2M market is expanding at a rapid pace with no end in sight,” said Peter Madsen, President of Encore Networks. “As the rate of adoption for M2M technologies grow exponentially I anticipate Encore will keep pace as a majority of these connections will require low cost, low power, high performance routers.” The ‘cloud ready’ EN-2000™ wireless router utilizes the Quanta LTE only module to leverage the advantages of Verizon’s high speed 4G LTE to drive applications at significantly lower costs to the end user. Enterprise customers can use 4G LTE as a primary or back-up connection, eliminating the high costs of traditional wired networks and associated challenges including install times and outages. The LTE only embedded module consumes less power than traditional dual radio 4G/3G modules which can cost up to three times more...
Encore Networks, Wyless partner on M2M applications 01/28/2014 By Editors of Electric Light & Power/ POWERGRID International
Encore Networks, a leader in M2M solutions for fixed and wireless communications, and Wyless, the global M2M managed services provider, announced a program providing a turn-key 4G LTE Wireless M2M Starter Kit...
Press Release | Tue Jan 7, 2014 Encore Networks Partners with Quanta Computer to provide Wireless Access to Verizon's 4G LTE Network Quanta’s LTE Module in Encore Routers Will Provide Primary Connectivity, Wireless Back-up, and Bonded Carrier for Business Continuity in America’s Largest 4G LTE Network Encore Networks, a leader in M2M solutions for fixed and wireless communications, today announced that they have standardized on the Quanta Computer Inc.(Quanta) LTE only module to run on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. .. Quanta’s single mode, highly cost effective, ultra-low priced LI172 LTE module is the first LTE only mini-PCI-E module specifically designed for use on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Encore and Quanta partnership has produced a router that leverages the advantages of 4G LTE in M2M Business Continuity applications...
Gemalto and Encore Networks Partner to Provide M2M Wireless Solutions for Mission Critical Communications
Posted by M2M.World.News Date: May 21, 2013 Revolutionary multimode M2M technology enables industries to upgrade from legacy copper line systems to secure wireless connectivity... The solution enables secure 3G connectivity on both CDMA and GSM mobile networks allowing integrators to develop one product design for any mobile network while significantly reducing development costs and speeding up time to market for innovative products... With network operators in the US suspending support for wired line infrastructure over the next four years, Gemalto and Encore are well positioned to solve critical connectivity challenges for millions of applications, ranging from industrial automation for M2M and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems to traffic lights and more.”..
Verizon Wireless And Encore Networks Deliver Secure Machine To Machine Solutions For Seamlessly Converting Legacy Protocols For Cellular Transport ByBusiness Wire Follow | 01/17/12 Verizon Wireless and Encore Networks today announced the availability of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions, and Legacy protocol conversion to IP over the private, secure Verizon Wireless 2G and 3G networks... These applications include Automated Teller Machines (ATM), Point-of-Sale (POS), elevators, vending machines and kiosks, healthcare and more. By moving to an IP cellular infrastructure, customers remove their dependence on copper lines currently being phased out and limited in services...
Sequans Communications : Encore Networks Teams with Sequans to Deliver Industry First Category 1 LTE M2M Routers 09/09/2015 Sequans CAT1 Module Powers Encore Solutions to Replace Sunsetting 2G Solutions with Faster 4G Connections for M2M and IoT Applications Encore Networks, a leading manufacturer of wireline, cellular, and satellite VPN routers, today announced that it has teamed with 4G LTE chipset developer Sequans Communications S.A. to provide the industry’s first industrial router to leverage Category 1 LTE (CAT1), a newly deployed level of LTE service aimed at IoT and M2M applications. Encore’s newest router uses the Sequans VZ120Q module, based on Sequans’ award-winning Calliope CAT1 LTE chipset. The VZ120Q was designed and recently certified for use on the Verizon Wireless nationwide 4G LTE network, and helps Encore provide a compatible, affordable replacement for the almost 20 million devices now deployed on aging 2G networks. One tier 1 cellular carrier has already announced a phase out of 2G service by the end of 2016; other carriers are expected to follow over the coming years. Encore plans to announce and display its CAT1 solutions at CTIA Super Mobility Week, September 9-11. Before LTE, 2G dominated M2M and IoT applications such as kiosks, smart meters, digital signage, ATM’s, and utility sub-stations. 2G, however, requires more radio spectrum per bit transmitted than LTE... As a result, CAT1 meets the needs of use cases where 3G or full-speed 4G LTE proved too expensive. In addition, LTE technology provides the M2M and IoT industry with the longevity needed for long-term deployments in the field. “It is now accepted that 4G LTE will be used for almost everything that requires a cellular wireless connection even where it was previously considered too expensive to deploy,” said Krishna Ragireddy, Vice-President of Engineering for Encore Networks... Encore will deliver solutions with immediate savings in equipment costs (CAPEX). CAT1 can also lower operating expense (OPEX) via less costly data plans... Multiple Encore routers will offer Sequans modules.

Encore launches industrial router with LTE Cat 1 chipset Wednesday 9 September 2015 | 15:47 CET | News
Encore Networks announced that it has teamed with LTE chipset developer Sequans Communications to provide an industrial router leveraging Category 1 LTE, a newly deployed level of LTE service aimed at IoT and M2M applications. Encore's router uses the Sequans VZ120Q module, based on Sequans' Calliope CAT1 LTE chipset. The VZ120Q was designed and recently certified for use on the Verizon Wireless LTE network. Encore said Cat 1 can offer significant operating costs savings over the 2G systems used in many current industrial applications. The company will display its CAT1 products at CTIA Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas.
Source: Gemalto NV Tigo Selects Gemalto to Deliver M2M Solutions and Services in Latin America AMSTERDAM, Aug 31, 2015 ...
Gemalto boosts connectivity for the Internet of Things with the industry-first M2M Cat 1 LTE module September 01, 2015
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is launching the industry’s first LTE Category 1 (Cat 1) wireless module to revolutionize highly efficient 4G LTE connectivity. Specifically designed for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications, the new Cinterion® M2M module meets the market need of power-optimized performance and single-mode LTE at speeds of up to 10Mbit/s download and 5Mbit/s uplink. This makes it an ideal solution for IoT applications such as metering, tracking and tracing, fleet management and mHealth that require the longevity and reliability of LTE in the decades ahead as 2G and 3G networks phase out....
Sequans’ Calliope LTE chipset inside industry’s first CAT 1 LTE module by Gemalto September 1, 2015... This announcement follows an earlier partnership announcement by Sequans and Gemalto whereby the two companies agreed to integrate Sequans’ StreamliteLTE™ chipset platforms into a family of Gemalto wireless communication modules for the M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) markets. The Cinterion ELS31, based on Calliope, is the first module to become available under the agreement...
... Meanwhile, another form of low-power LTE called Category 1 should ship in devices starting in the next couple of weeks, according to Sequans...
September 01, 2015 Sequans Demonstrating LTE CAT 0 Technology at CTIA's Super Mobility Week
Sequans Communications S.A. is powering an LTE CAT 0 technology demonstration at CTIA's Super Mobility Week, taking place September 9-11 in Las Vegas... Our coming CAT 0 and CAT M solutions will extend the viability of LTE connectivity even further - to the very smallest and lowest power devices - so that it can truly be the low cost connectivity solution for the vast Internet of Things."..
AirWire Technologies completes first closing of Series D Financing - Dean Woodman leads AirWire Technologies Series D round -
RENO, Nev., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AirWire Technologies, a global supplier of next-generation mobile wireless networking products to the mobile Internet infrastructure market, today announced the first closing of its $10 million Series D financing. The first closing was for an amount of $5 million. The round was led by GoPro's Founding investor and Chairman, Dean Woodman. Woodman soon relinquished the role of Chairman to his son and GoPro inventor, Nick Woodman... said Debashis Bagchi, AirWire Technologies President & CEO. "This investment facilitates our ramp to volume production as we move forward with the marketing and distribution of our products in India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Latin America and the U.S." The on-going Series D financing will help expand the company's operations, engineering team and customer support structure as AirWire Technologies begins production shipments to leading carriers in India, Indonesia and the Philippines in 4Q 2015...
Technicolor to Buy Cisco set-top box unit for about $600 million By Don Clark July 23, 2015 Bloomberg SAN FRANCISCO—Paris-based Technicolor SA has agreed to buy Cisco Systems Inc.’s TV set-top business for about $600 million... Cisco said the unit being sold generated about $1.8 billion in revenue in the fiscal year ended in June selling communications devices called gateways as well as set-top boxes...
July 23, 2015 Cisco CEO Robbins Cleans House; Price Tag for Set-Top Is Shockingly Low By Tiernan Ray
Sequans Communications : ’ Calliope CAT 1 LTE Chipset Platform Certified by Verizon Wireless 07/23/2015
World’s first CAT 1 LTE solution optimized specifically for IoT and M2M devices ready to deploy
Sequans Communications S.A. announced that its Calliope LTE chipset platform has been certified compliant by Verizon Wireless. .. Also certified by Verizon Wireless is a Calliope-based module, the VZ120Q, a surface-mountable LGA module based on the Calliope chipset platform, which includes RF support for LTE bands 4 and 13. ..
BaiCells--A breakthrough company first show in MWC Shanghai Updated:2015/7/22 13:57
Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2015 was held at Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) during July 15th to 17th. .. A company named Baicells Technologies, next to China Mobile’s booth, unveils its breakthrough innovation in 4G technology, making itself a spotlight in this event. Baicells’ innovative wireless solutions include:
1.World first Unlicensed end to end LTE solution... It is known that Baicells’ LTE solutions have been successfully commercialized by several Chinese domestic broadband operators.
2. Perfect combination of LTE and drone
Baicells can provide a full range of products covering 4G small cell, CPE, network management charging system, home gateway and smart phones, etc. Moreover, Baicells creatively launched a fancy product—4G on Drone. Baicells’ whole LTE system could be carried with a drone. High and flexible mobility of the drone can provide LTE coverage under some special circumstances, including emergency disaster relief and electric power rescue, etc.
3. 90% CAPEX & OPEX saving solution
Baicells innovatively provides the whole standard EPC in a SaaS way. A software defined EPC could run on any hardware server or cloud, which could at least reduce 90% CAPEX and OPEX for operators.
4G LTE M2M/IoT router offers open Linux SDK Jul 20, 2015 | Eric Brown NetComm unveiled a Linux-based 4G wireless router for M2M and IoT, equipped with a Sequans LTE module, a NAMUR sensor input, and remote management software...
Israel's Altair Semiconductor bets big on Reliance Jio's 4G rollout; hopes to maximise global revenue 18 Jul, 2015, 01.09AM IST
NEW DELHI: Israel-based chipmaker Altair Semiconductor sees significant growth coming on the back of planned commercial rollouts by Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio Infocomm, the only pan-India 4G player, which has been using Altair's LTE chipset-based broadband devices for trials in the country... The chipmaker has been providing LTE-based chipsets to Reliance Jio for a fixed broadband access device that is installed in homes to get fixed internet access, and portable wi-fi routers, both developed by the company's original device maker partners in China and Taiwan... Altair is also in touch with Bharti Airtel, Aircel and Tikona, the other BWA licence holders in India... "We have deployment at Airtel and are involved in trials at Aircel and even Tikona, but Reliance Jio has been our major focus area. We are well positioned to corner leading share in India," Eshed said.
**** The co-founder claimed that Altair has shipped more LTE chipset-based units to India than Qulacomm, Marvell and Sequans Communications put together. These vendors are Altair's main competitors in the Indian market. Sequans Communications, however, already bagged LTE chipset deals from India's largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel and Tikona Digital Systems. Sequans' LTE chipset technology is powering the single-mode LTE CPEs being deployed by Airtel and Tikona for their subscribers...****
Sequans Teams With Gemalto for IoT LTE 7/8/2015 Sequans Communications announced a partnership Wednesday morning with Gemalto to integrate the company's "StreamliteLTE" chipset platforms into wireless communication modules for the machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) markets.
M2M systems need to shift from 2G to 4G, fast! Posted: 10 Jul 2015... designers of M2M systems need to move fast as cellular network operators across the world are planning to shut down their 2G networks. M2M system vendors must decide soon to move their network "from 2G to something else," stated Georges Karam, founder and CEO of Sequans Communications S.A. (Paris)... Gemalto, presently offering 2G and 3G M2M modules, will ship the latest Sequans-powered modules, first in the U.S. market, in 2H15... - Junko Yoshida EE Times

Sequans And Gemalto Drive Innovation For Next Generation LTE Solutions For The M2M Marketplace By Business Wire 07/08/15 - 08:00 AM EDT 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE:SQNS) announced a partnership with Gemalto to integrate Sequans' StreamliteLTE™ chipset platforms into a family of wireless communication modules for the M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) markets. The first of the new products will be based on Sequans' award-winning Calliope LTE platform, the world's first Cat 1 (10 Mbps) LTE chipset solution optimized specifically for low power, and lower bandwidth requirements, typical for many M2M applications. The innovative modules represent the first step toward true machine-type-communication and will allow easy addition of LTE connectivity to devices such as smart meters, alarm systems, asset trackers, remote monitors, M2M routers, telematics, and more...
... Sequans CEO Georges Karam told FierceWirelessTech that there are a lot of benefits in going to Cat 1 LTE. For one, U.S. wireless operators are shutting down their 2G networks--AT&T has set a 2017 end date--and they want to refarm 2G spectrum for 4G, which is more efficient. .. "It's a must-have because they need to take the spectrum of the 2G and use it on 4G."....
Sequans hooks up with Gemalto 8th July 2015 Sequans, the LTE IC specialist, and Gemalto are to put LTE chips into modules for the IoT market. The first of these will be based on Sequans’ Calliope LTE platform, a Cat 1 (10 Mbps) LTE chipset solution optimised for low power, and lower bandwidth requirements. The modules add LTE connectivity to devices such as smart meters, alarm systems, asset trackers, remote monitors, M2M routers, telematics etc. Calliope supports VoLTE and location-based services. The first of the Sequans-powered Gemalto modules is expected to certify and ship in the second half of 2015, targeting US markets with other markets to follow.

BRIEF-Sequans Communications announced partnership with Gemalto Wed, Jul 08 08:13 AM EDT
July 8 (Reuters) - Sequans Communications SA : * Announced partnership with Gemalto NV * Partnership aims to integrate Sequans' StreamliteLTE chipset platforms into wireless communication modules for the M2M and Internet of Things markets
China says to spend $40 billion on weakest parts of economy Wed, Jul 08 07:05 AM EDT BEIJING (Reuters) - China's government plans to spend 250 billion yuan ($40.3 billion) to foster growth in areas of the economy most in need of support, the Chinese cabinet said on Wednesday. The State Council said after a weekly meeting that authorities will also accelerate construction of big public services projects, such as the building of roads and water conservancy facilities...

Sequans Communications : Powers New M2M Router by NetComm Wireless 07/15/2015 4G LTE Light Industrial Router Certified by Verizon Wireless
4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) and NetComm Wireless (ASX: NTC), a leading Machine-to-Machine (M2M) device developer, introduced today the NetComm Wireless 4G LTE Light Industrial M2M Router (NWL-25) with LTE powered by Sequans. The NWL-25 operates on LTE bands 4 and 13 and delivers industrial-grade M2M capabilities and a wide range of interfaces, including a serial port, an Ethernet port, three multipurpose digital and analog ports and a USB 2.0 port. ..
About NetComm Wireless Limited... Headquartered in Sydney (Australia), NetComm Wireless has offices in the US, Europe/UK, New Zealand, Middle East and Japan. For more information visit
NBN and Ericsson successfully trial 3.5GHz LTE TDD 10 March 2015 NBN Co and Ericsson have successfully trialled LTE TDD technology in the 3.5GHz band in Australia. The tests used wireless termination network devices (WNTD) provided by NetComm Wireless, based on chipset solutions from Sequans Communications.

Fantastic-5G to develop future-proof interface for 5G Tuesday 7 July 2015 | 11:26 CET A group of 16 leading telecom players have set up FANTASTIC-5G, short for Flexible Air iNTerfAce for Scalable service delivery within wIreless Communication networks of the 5th Generation. The project, which wants to develop a flexible air interface for 5G networks going forward, has received EUR 8 million of funding from the European Commission under the EU’s Horizon 2020 initiative. Members include service providers Orange and Telecom Italia, component and infrastructure vendors Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, Samsung, Sequans Communications, and Wings ICT Solutions), universities Aalborg University, Politecnico di Bari, Institut Mines-Telecom/Telecom Bretagne, and University of Bremen and research institutes Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives - Laboratoire d'electronique et de technologie de l'information (CEA-Leti), and Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institut (HHI). The Fantastic-5G will seek to develop the new multi-service air interface, operating below 6 GHz frequency, within two years, making sure it is flexible, scalable, versatile, energy and resource efficient, and future-proof. The association will be led by Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Sequans Licenses Arteris FlexNoC Interconnect IP for Low Power LTE IoT SoC
Network-on-chip interconnect fabric to help boost cloud services IoT strategy CAMPBELL, Calif (PRWEB) July 07, 2015

TTK launches Wimax network in Kemerovo Tuesday 23 June 2015 | 14:08 CET | News Russian fixed operator TTK has launched its Wimax network in the town of Mezhdurechensk in the Kemerovo region. It is the first Wimax network for the operator in Western Siberia, covering over 600 private residences there with broadband speeds of up to 3 Mbps. The network was launched over LTE-ready technology; the operator does not exclude it will launch LTE services in the area. TTK holds licences for providing WImax services on 3,400-3,450 ?Hz and 3,500-3,550 ?Hz bands in 27 cities and towns across the country.

Intelliport Selects Altair to Provide High Performance LTE M2M Gateway
2015-06-16 Intelliport Selects Altair to Provide High Performance LTE M2M Gateway
Advanced Gateway Leverages 150Mbps Chipset to Stream Video in M2M Applications
PR Newswire HOD HASHARON, Israel, June 16, 2015 HOD HASHARON, Israel, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
PRESS RELEASE Alcatel-Lucent and Sequans to Power IoT Prototyping Platform for Orange June 12, 2015
Bell Labs technical implementation and Sequans’ LTE chipset to enable ‘4G Kit for IoT’ to bring cloud services and mobility to the design of new generations of IoT devices
PARIS, Jun 12, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Alcatel-Lucent and Sequans Communications S.A. SQNS, are to collaborate on enabling key technologies for the ‘Internet of Things’ by providing the ‘4G Kit for IoT,’ a principal building block in the new Internet of Things prototyping platform launched yesterday by communications operator Orange in order to stimulate interest by the IoT market in 4G connectivity. The 4G Kit for IoT, announced by Orange at the Futur-en-Seine event in Paris, will be powered by Sequans’ LTE chipset and technical implementation by Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of Alcatel-Lucent. ...
PRESS RELEASE GCT Semiconductor's Advanced LTE Chip Powers Modacom 4G Home Router in Japan June 1, 2015
SAN JOSE, Calif. & TAIPEI, Taiwan, Jun 01, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GCT® Semiconductor, a leading designer and supplier of advanced 4G mobile semiconductor solutions, today announced that its advanced LTE chip GDM7243M powers the new 4G LTE home router, the URoad-Home 2+, developed by Modacom, a leading router provider, and was recently launched by UQ Communications (UQ) in Japan. The new home router, ideal for use as a residential home gateway, is optimized for use on UQ’s TDD-LTE-compliant network, and supports 110 Mbps downlink. GCT’s market-proven chip, GDM7243M, supports Category 4 FDD/TDD-LTE and was fully certified by KDDI in July 2014. View source version on

U-blox opens Osaka office Published 01 Jun 2015 10:16 CET | Japan U-blox, a provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, has inaugurated an office in Osaka, Japan. U-blox launched operations in Japan eight years ago. Up to now, ...

UQ passes 10 mln WiMAX contracts milestone 27 May 2015 | 12:59 CET Japanese Wimax operator UQ Communications reports that the total number of contracts for the UQ Wimax service has topped 10 million on 30 April. The figure includes all BWA service contracts issued by UQ Communications or related companies using UQ Wimax.
UQ launches offer to boost transition to Wimax 2+ tech 27 May 2015 | 12:14 CET Japanese Wimax operator UQ Communications has launched a special offer for customers using Wimax devices (which are not equipped with Wimax 2+) that will enable them to move to Wimax 2+ technology. As part of its 'Giga Yaba Upgrade Plan', the company is offering a discount on upgrades to Wimax 2+ devices. Customers upgrading to Wimax 2+ devices by 30 September will be able to use an unlimited amount of bandwidth ('Giga Hodai') for a monthly fee of PY 3,696 for two years.
May 21, 2015 Sequans Completes Trial of Cat 1 LTE Technology With a Second Major US Operator
Sequans and a major US mobile operator have completed a network and device trial of LTE UE Category 1 devices powered by Sequans. This trial follows the completion of a similar trial conducted with Verizon Wireless and Ericsson announced in March... The trial took place in the first quarter of 2015, and successfully proved the ability of CAT1 devices to coexist with higher-speed CAT 3 and 4 LTE devices on the operator’s nationwide network.

Altair-Based Module is First Tri-Band Single-Mode LTE Module to Receive Verizon Wireless Certification Altair Semiconductor today announced that its FourGee-3800/6300 Category 4 (CAT-4) chipset powers Quanta's new tri-band 13, 4, 2 M.2 module, the first certified single-mode LTE module to ... Market Watch · 3 hours ago rss&utm_source feedly&utm_campaign rss
The trend toward cellular-connected tablets started in earnest last year, and it was evident in the carriers' first-quarter results. Indeed, in the first quarter of 2015, AT&T added 711,000 postpaid tablets, way up from the 313,000 it added in the first quarter of 2014. Overall, AT&T added 441,000 postpaid subscribers in the first quarter of 2015.
For its part, Verizon added 820,000 LTE tablets in the first quarter of 2015, compared to 634,000 postpaid tablets it added in the first quarter of 2014. Verizon added 565,000 retail postpaid net additions in the first quarter of 2015.
Sprint added 349,000 postpaid tablet customers in the first quarter, compared to 516,000 tablet net adds in the year-ago period. The carrier added 211,000 postpaid customers in the first quarter of 2015... AT&T is offering its own branded tablet, the TCL-made Trek HD, for just $50 with a two-year contract...
As US tablet sales decline, carriers report an increase in cellular-connected tablet sales 14 May 2015... However, although the US tablet market appears to be shrinking, analysts say that sales of cellular-connected tablets have grown from 2.2 million in Q1 2014 to 3.2 million in the same period of 2015, a 45% increase year-over-year. Digging deeper in the first-quarter financial reports from the major US carriers, Fierce Wireless found that AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, all managed to add an increasing number of postpaid tablets during the first quarter. Verizon, the largest carrier in the US by subscriber count, sold 820,000 LTE-enabled tablets in the first three months of 2015, an increase of 29% YoY. AT&T added 711,000 of them, an increase of 127% compared to the same period of last year. Sprint added 516,000 postpaid tablets during the time period, an increase of 47% YoY. According to analysts, this increase in cellular-connected tablet sales is what's allowing Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint to maintain a growth of overall postpaid subscribers, despite hemorrhaging phone subscribers to T-Mobile... c509ff5d-356e-3cb0-a8b4-ca174ec695e4&tid 1431621896332-705f5c81-595f-4c0c-92a3-23d345f79d80&tls la%2Cd%2C0%2C3
tamborayguira • 4 hours ago B Riley Conference
Not much new. But very upbeat and reassuring.
- Cat 1 design wins with VZW and other carriers; lots of traction
- Jetpack - selling approx. 50K units per quarter
- Revenue boost from India and China in 2H
- Mobile Computing - 2 tablets launching before the end of June - 10 inch and 8 inch.
- Tablet win for AT&T coming 3Q
- $1M/2$M per quarter coming from public safety win (small but "sticky")
- Colibri in process with AT&T
- Enough cash to take company to profitability
- Reiterated sequential growth - close to break even by Q4 (approx. $18M/quarter)
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative IoT (Vendor) 5/14/2015... The Leading Lights award will go to the technology developer that has unveiled the most innovative IoT/M2M strategy in the past year... Here are the finalists in the Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy (Vendor) category... Sequans Communications – Cat 1 LTE chipset for IoT/M2M devices
In advance of pending 3GPP standards for IoT/M2M, Sequans Communications developed a chip solution based on existing Category 1 technology that provides significant reductions in size, cost and power consumption and leverages today's LTE standards. The Sequans chip potentially accelerates the timeline for IoT/M2M availability and adoption on a much broader scale. The chip solution is market-ready for IoT and M2M device makers seeking to LTE-enable devices now. Verizon Communications Inc. and Ericsson AB showed early interest in Sequans' Category 1 chip solution, and the tests performed by those companies showed that Cat 1 devices can coexist with Cat 3 and 4 devices on existing networks without major network upgrades or changes...
Tikona Digital Networks: An Endeavor Where You Grow as You Work May 7, 2015 ... Tikona Digital Networks (TDN) was incepted in 2008 in Mumbai by Prakash Bajpai, ...
Tikona Digital Networks (TDN) November 14, 2014 Tikona Achieves EBITDA Break Even in 4.5 yrs, among the Fastest in the Telecom Space ...
French Companies Take Lead on Worldwide Development of Next-Gen LTE Multicast April 27, 2015 Orange, Expway, Sequans, Telecom Paristech, Sagemcom, Viaccess-Orca and Archos join forces on 5M$ project expected to usher in a new era of innovation
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- April 27, 2015, a consortium of French companies has positioned itself on cutting edge worldwide 4G developments by designing a next generation eMBMS (evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services) terminal solution. This collaboration will result in widening the capabilities of eMBMS, sparking a new era of innovation in LTE Multicast deployments across the globe. This project, costing more than US $5 million, involves the collaboration of Orange through its subsidiary Viaccess-Orca, Expway, Sequans, Telecom ParisTech, Sagemcom and Archos... “The objective of this project is to go way beyond what is already deployed in the marketplace today... The project, called Multimedia for 4G evolution (M44G Evo) is supported by French Tech Hub in the Silicon Valley and funded by PIA*. “The support of French Tech Hub and the CGI** was instrumental in gaining traction in the USA, the most dynamic market for LTE Multicast.” concluded Seyrat...
April 21, 2015 Infonetics: Japan's Mobile Operators Gear Up for 3.5GHz Rollouts CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - April 21, 2015)
Sequans And Expway Deliver LTE Broadcast Over Wi-Fi Solution By Business Wire 04/21/15 - 08:00 AM EDT
LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. and LTE broadcast middleware provider, Expway, announced the availability of a new platform for the delivery of LTE broadcast service to an LTE-Wi-Fi router, enabling all devices in range of the Wi-Fi router to receive the LTE broadcast streams. The platform is commercially ready now and has been tested and proven by multiple operators in multiple countries over the last six months. "Using our jointly developed system architecture, combining Sequans' eMBMS-capable chipset with Expway's LTE broadcast middleware, we've essentially turned the Wi-Fi hotspot into an LTE broadcast gateway where multiple Wi-Fi devices can connect to the gateway and each receive its own channel," said Craig Miller, Sequans VP Worldwide Marketing. "We have been collaborating with Expway to develop this exciting new capability for many months and we believe it has great potential to improve the business case for LTE broadcast by increasing the number and types of devices that can receive the LTE broadcast content."
Press Releases B. Riley & Co. Completes $12 Million Debt Financing for Sequans Communications PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2015 LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Riley & Co., LLC (B. Riley), a wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (OTCQB: RILY), has completed a $12 million convertible note financing for Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS), acting as exclusive financial advisor in the transaction. ...
Official FCC Blog Innovation in the 3.5 GHz Band: Creating a New Citizens Broadband Radio Service by: Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman March 27, 2015 - 03:51 PM ... Today I circulated to my colleagues a draft Report and Order that will seize that opportunity by creating a new Citizens Broadband Radio Service. The 3.5 GHz band is an innovation band. As a result of technological innovations and new focus on spectrum sharing, we can combine it with adjacent spectrum to create a 150 megahertz contiguous band previously unavailable for commercial uses. ... 15549
FCC Chair Floats 3.5GHz Sharing Proposal Friday, 3:32 PM by Eric M. Zeman @phonescooper
The FCC is moving forward with plans to free up a portion of the 3.5GHz band for wireless broadband use...
NBN and Ericsson successfully trial 3.5GHz LTE TDD 10 March 2015 NBN Co and Ericsson have successfully trialled LTE TDD technology in the 3.5GHz band in Australia. The tests used wireless termination network devices (WNTD) provided by NetComm Wireless, based on chipset solutions from Sequans Communications.
The tests showed that peak cell throughputs, both downlink and uplink, met or exceeded expected performance. 3.5 GHz provides up to 200 MHz of spectrum. This trial further validates the use of 3.5 GHz for macro and small cell deployment. NBN says the 3.5GHz radio units will be used to expand its coverage and capacity using its existing LTE assets. It has already deployed fixed-wireless access services with LTE TDD using its 2.3GHz spectrum holdings. According to Ericsson Australia, the TDD trial demonstrated that the 3.5GHz spectrum provides a good solution for user performance improvements and capacity expansion to satisfy future consumer needs. The maturity of 3.5 GHz LTE-Advanced TDD ecosystem can address the need for an increase in spectrum in a cost effective manner. This live LTE TDD trial was jointly carried out in November and December 2014.
China Mobile and Ericsson have successfully completed LTE-Advanced TDD trial in the 3.5 GHz band in China By GlobeNewswire, March 03, 2015 China Mobile and Ericsson have successfully used the 3.4-3.6 GHz (3.5 GHz) frequency band for testing data speeds, mobility and TDD carrier aggregation. This LTE-Advanced TDD trial, which was jointly carried out in January 2015 in China, is using Ericsson's equipment... Speeds of DL 223 Mbps were achieved by using carrier aggregation.... Handover was also successfully performed during the testing... The second phase is the field trial which has been carried out in February 2015 using China Mobile's live mobile network and based on Ericsson's TDD 3.5 GHz radio equipment. 3.5 GHz: an important band to meet the mobile internet traffic growth 3.5 GHz provides 200 MHz of spectrum and addresses more than 50% of TDD licensees...
3.5GHz trial a step to expanding NBN fixed wireless capacity NBN Co, Ericsson say trial beat expectations Adam Bender (Computerworld) on 02 March, 2015 10:39 NBN Co and Ericsson have completed a trial of fixed wireless broadband using the 3.5GHz band, the companies announced. The 3.5GHz band provides up to 200 MHz of spectrum and will allow NBN Co in the future to increase capacity of the National Broadband Network’s fixed wireless network in regional areas. This will complement fixed-wireless services currently delivered over NBN Co’s 2.3GHz spectrum holdings. In the LTE TDD trial, NBN Co and Ericsson tested 3.5 GHz radio coverage and fixed-wireless service performance. The trial was carried out at two sites using a 20 MHz TDD carrier in the 3.5GHz band. Wireless termination network devices (WNTD) were provided by NetComm Wireless, based on chipset solutions provided by Sequans Communications. Peak cell throughputs, both downlink and uplink, met or exceeded expected performances, the companies said. NBN Co general manager of fixed wireless and satellite, Gavin Williams, applauded the results of the trial. "We see a way forward to expand coverage and capacity to our customers in a cost effective manner using our existing LTE assets complemented with new 3.5GHz radio units,” Williams said in a statement.
NetComm Wireless introduces the OMA Lightweight M2M (LWM2M) enabler to fast track M2M growth Posted by M2M.World.News Date: February 24, 2015

Nokia Mobile Communications joint demonstration with the latest TD-LTE-A carrier aggregation technology, announced the industry's first 8-channel 3.5GHz radio module (2015/2/27 07:40) · Nokia communicating with China Mobile, the world's mobile Assembly joint demonstration latest TD-LTE -Advanced carrier aggregation technology, released the industry's first 8-channel 3.5 GHz radio module
Huawei Technology : Released World's First 3.5GHz TDD LTE-A Device 03/20/2015 Shenzhen, China - Huawei released the world's first 3.5GHz LTE-A device at the 3.5GHz LTE TDD Roundtable at MWC 2015. The device, supporting 2 carrier aggregation with total downlink speed of over 220Mbps, represents the end-to-end commercialization of LTE-A at the 3.5GHz band. 3.5GHz spectrum is defined by 3GPP as TDD band 42 and band 43 with 400MHz of bandwidth from 3400~3800MHz. In relation to the constant growth in mobile data traffic, the value of 3.5GHz spectrum is increasingly being recognized worldwide. In Japan, the top 3 operators were each recently awarded 40MHz of spectrum towards their respective TDD LTE-A deployments last December. In the Americas, operators in Canada, Argentina and Peru are currently rolling out networks in their areas. While operators in Italy, Spain and Norway have all expressed interest in using TDD LTE-A to provide fiber-like wireless broadband access in suburban and rural areas. In Asia pacific, the world's largest 3.5GHz LTE network is being deployed in the Philippines. And in Bahrain, the world's first nationwide 3.5GHz commercial network is being built. With abundant spectrum, 3.5GHz is the ideal band for LTE-A deployment. The release of this CAT6 LTE-A device represents the beginning of the end-to-end commercialization of the band. More carriers including TDD+FDD carrier aggregation will also be introduced soon, building increased development momentum of the 3.5GHz industry.
Huawei launched the world's first 3.5GHz TDD LTE-A terminal (2015/3/23 14:18)
SAN FRANCISCO, Huawei launched the world's first 3.5GHz TDD LTE -A terminal, which represents the beginning of the band LTE-A comprehensive commercial end. This wireless modem supports dual-carrier aggregation, peak downlink speeds of up to 220Mbps... 3.5GHz band is also the Philippines, Bahrain, Canada, Argentina and Peru are for deployment, Huawei said. Australia's NBN company also recently completed a 3.5GHz TD-LTE test , as the deployment of national broadband network part of the fixed wireless facilities.

China's Alibaba invests in funds of Israeli venture capital firm Mon, Mar 23 TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group is investing in the funds of Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), one of Israel's leading venture capital groups. JVP managing partner Kobi Rozengarten announced the investment on Monday during the firm's annual meeting, without giving details.
Press Release Sequans’ Colibri LTE Chipset Platform and Two Colibri-Based LTE Modules Certified by Verizon Wireless
Mar 17, 2015 New Verizon-certified solutions designed to reach breakthrough price points to accelerate customer adoption of single-mode LTE for IoT devices PARIS, Mar 17, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sequans Communications S.A. SQNS, -1.06% announced that its Colibri LTE chipset platform, along with two Colibri-based LTE modules, have been certified compliant with Verizon Wireless Open Network specifications.

Intel opens seventh French R&D lab Tuesday 10 March 2015 | 08:34 CET | News Intel Mobile Communications has opened an R&D lab with 40 workers in Meyreuil, a town a few km from Aix-en-Provence, France. The new facility will work on developing NFC-related hardware and software, under an agreement signed in June 2014 with Inside Secure. Intel said the move confirms the central place France holds for mobile technology research. This is Intel’s seventh R&D site in France... The specific work of the new lab will be on near field data communciations and wireless for peripherals. Intel is also working on future mobile technologies in five of its labs in Sophia-Antipolis, Toulouse and Montpellier. More than 80 percent of Intel’s staff in France work in R&D... design of future smartphone, tablet and IoT technologies. The company’s other research hubs are in the US, Israel, China, India and Finland. Inside Secure licensed its MicroRead NFC technology.
Taiwan market: Vee TIME to stop WiMAX operations DIGITIMES 13 May 2015 Taiwan-based WiMAX operator Vee TIME has decided to stop operations due to large cumulative operating losses, according to the company. The decision comes depite the National Communications Commission's earlier approval of Vee TIME's application for technological upgrade from WiMAX 1.0 to WiMAX 2.1, with the upgrading originally expected to be completed by the end of third-quarter 2015. Vee TIME, wiith more than 10,000 WiMAX subscribers, will dispose of WiMAX assets to cover part of the losses, the company said. Vee TIME has previously acquired two other WiMAX operators, Tatung InfoComm and Vmax Telecom, but the compant noted that the former has stopped operations and the latter's license will expire in January 2016. Vee TIME, Tatung InfoComm and Vmax have suffered a total cumulative loss of over NT$10 billion (US$327 million).
Wed, May 13, 2015 Taiwan Business Quick Take TELECOMS Vee Time to drop WiMAX Vee Time Corp plans to terminate its WiMAX business due to massive losses, the company said yesterday. It said it was considering selling its WiMAX assets to recover some losses, after reporting NT$1.08 billion (US$35.05 million) in losses last year. As of the end of last quarter, Vee Time had accumulated 460,000 subscribers. The company’s latest announcement comes as its WiMAX license is set to expire at the end of this year. The National Communications Commission is set to auction the spectrum used by local WiMAX operators in the fourth quarter of this year. The WiMAX operator’s sales for last month declined 30.84 percent from a year earlier to NT$38.36 million...
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 NCC to consult lawyers on WiMAX issue The (NCC) yesterday said it would consult legal experts on whether the government should compensate WiMAX service operators for asking them to relocate their spectrums on the 2,500MHz and 2,600MHz to other frequency bands. Relevant issues are to be settled before the auction begins in the third quarter, it added. There are still three WiMAX operators using the two frequency bands: Global Mobile, VMAX and Veetime. Veetime manager Luo Ching-tsung said the company has to upgrade its system to continue providing service if it is to relocate its frequency band, which would result in financial losses and inconvenience to its customers. VMAX representative Lin Feng-li said the commission’s proposal to relocate WiMAX operators’ frequency bands was not borne out of the “necessity to develop the television and information industries,” but so that the commission could generate more money from the auction. He said that his company would not only have to replace its infrastructure for the service, but also need to pay a higher franchise fee after the commission amends relevant regulations. The government should appropriate a certain percentage of the funds from the auction of the frequencies to compensate WiMAX operators because they are forced to move to comply with the government’s policy, he said...
Thu, Feb 26, 2015 NCC to release two 4G bandwidths for auction...
CONCURRENT USE:Still being used, the bands could be shared if the prospective 4G service provider and the current WiMAX operator negotiate an agreement
The National Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday said that the government would release the 2,500MHz and 2,600MHz frequency bands for 4G telecom service use, adding that the auction of these two bands is scheduled to take place at the end of the third quarter this year... As some of the frequency blocks are currently being used by WiMAX service operators, Shyr said that the WiMAX carriers could continue to use these frequencies if their licenses are renewed, allowing them to use the spectrum for another six years. The 4G operators acquiring frequencies in the spectrum currently used by WiMAX operators could gain access if the two parties negotiate a deal, he said. Shyr said that First International Telecom and Far EasTone Telecommunications have both terminated WiMAX offerings and returned portions of the spectrum they used to the government, adding that Tatung Infocomm’s WiMAX license renewal had already been turned down by the NCC. The commission plans to review the license renewal applications from three other WiMAX operators this year — Global Mobile, VMAX and VeeTime....
Telecom firm may face fine; WiMAX services ending Asia-Pacific Telecom (APT) could soon face a penalty for a purported roaming alliance with Taiwan Mobile Co, after the National Communications Commission (NCC) reportedly found conclusive evidence that the practice violates the Telecommunication Act... Its investigation showed that APT service users access the network of Taiwan Mobile even when they are in APT’s service area... It added that APT stated in its 4G telecom service business plan that it would build more than 2,000 base stations nationwide, but it has built just 295 base stations so far...
Meanwhile, the commission allowed Far EasTone Telecommunications and First International Telecom to stop offering WiMAX services... First International was allowed to terminate its service yesterday and Far EasTone is to stop the service on March 10. Yu said that Far EasTone has just 192 WiMAX users... First International has been declared bankrupt and applied for termination of its WiMAX service...
Press Release TCL Communication, the ALCATEL ONETOUCH Brand Owner, and Sequans Communications Partner on 5G Technologies Research Mar 4, 2015
TCL Communication strengthens its 5G program under its open innovation strategy with the launch of joint research on 5G with French chipmaker Sequans Communications. BARCELONA, Spain, Mar 04, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
LTE operator Tikona deploying Sequans-powered LTE devices in India Single mode LTE outdoor unit built by Telenet Systems launching nationwide
PARIS, France – March 3, 2015– (Virtual Press Office) -- Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced that its LTE chipset technology is powering the new single mode LTE CPEs being deployed by Tikona Digital Systems across India. (Model: TLE 5010-PE) 3GPP Release 9 Cat 4 TD-LTE Radio Frequency Range 2300 - 2400 Mhz "top 25 cities"
Internet service provider Tikona raises $45 million 17 Nov, 2014 Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Oak Investment partners, Everstone Capital and L&T Infrastructure Finance Co Ltd.

Press Release Connected IO Develops Altair-Based Cellular Module for Internet of Things-Based Applications Mar 2, 2015 5:00 a.m. ET
Verizon Certified, Semi-Rugged M2M Modem Provides 4G/LTE Connection for Wide Range of Products, from Vending Machines to Digital Signs
SANTA CLARA, California and HOD HASHARON, Israel, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- SANTA CLARA, California and HOD HASHARON, Israel, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Imagination and Altair Report Growing Traction for Altair's LTE Devices With MIPS CPUs Altair Semiconductor's FourGee Chipsets Are Engine Inside Millions of Devices From 30+ Manufacturers March 02, 2015 02:00 ET | Source: Imagination Technologies BARCELONA, Spain, March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) and Altair Semiconductor report growing market traction for Altair's LTE chipsets that utilize MIPS CPUs. Altair's LTE devices, including the FourGee-3100/6200 chipset, have been the communications engine inside millions of devices sold by more than 30 connected device manufacturers to-date. Altair's chipsets with MIPS CPUs inside are designed to support a range of applications, including tablets, mobile hotspots, routers and M2M devices. They are deployed commercially on LTE networks around the world including:
Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet, available exclusively from Verizon for its 4G LTE network
HP Chromebook 11" LTE, an ultra-portable device developed by HP in close collaboration with Google
ASUS Chromebook 13.3" LTE, available at major retailers across the United States
D-Link LTE eMBMS-enabled HDMI dongle, the first such product that is compatible with a leading U.S. carrier's 4G LTE network
First International Computer, Inc. (FIC) Elija TF9300 9.7" Android tablet, a 3.5GHz LTE-enabled tablet computer
SoftBank BB Corp. devices used for its wireless Internet service in Japan
Imagination's MIPS CPUs Power Sequans' Newest Colibri and Calliope LTE Chipset Platforms for IoT and M2M
MIPS-Based Sequans Modules Gaining Traction With Best Buy, Verizon and Others
March 02, 2015 02:00 ET | Source: Imagination Technologies BARCELONA, Spain, March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) announces that its MIPS CPU IP cores continue to gain traction in LTE devices through the latest designs from 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications. MIPS CPUs are at the heart of Sequans' new Colibri and Calliope platforms for the LTE-enabled Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, Sequans' chipsets and modules with MIPS inside are finding their way into an increasing number of end products.
Recent Sequans wins include the following new products, all certified for the Verizon Wireless network:
Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack MHS800L, an ultra-compact mobile hotspot that allows users to connect up to eight Wi-Fi devices to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network
BestBuy Insignia Flex LTE 8" Android tablet, the first 4G LTE tablet in Best Buy's Insignia product line
MSI (Micro-Star International) S100 Note LTE (model ND12), a 2-in-1 LTE tablet and keyboard
D-Link eMBMS TV Dongle, a consumer LTE broadcast dongle that enables users to receive high definition video content over LTE eMBMS, for display on their TV screens...
Colibri Platform: also a member of Sequans' StreamliteLTE family, this platform is designed for Category 4 (150 Mbps downlink) M2M and IoT devices such as modules, routers and tablets, and is already being designed into modules such as a newly announced all-in-one, single-mode LTE chip solution from Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., (USI)...
Sequans Communications : Introduces Calliope LTE Platform for the Internet of Things 01/06/2015
AirWire Technologies Introduces New LTE-Advanced WiFi Mobile Hotspot with Video Broadcast and Bluetooth Connectivity Mobile World Congress
2015 March 02, 2015 02:00 AM Eastern Standard Time BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AirWire Technologies, formerly Pinyon Technologies, today announced its LTE-Advanced WiFi Mobile Hotspot. Incorporating AirWire’s proprietary antenna solutions based on the company’s patented AirWire technology for HD quality multimedia delivery, the new AirWire LTE-Advanced WiFi Mobile Hotspot helps consumers stay connected at home, at work and on the go. The AirWire LTE-Advanced WiFi Mobile Hotspot, based on Sequans' Mont Blanc LTE and Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced platforms, is on display this week at Mobile World Congress ... The AirWire LTE-Advanced WiFi Mobile Hotspot provide Internet connectivity via its built-in WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth and USB connectivity. The product operates standalone, enabling multiple devices to connect simultaneously. Laptops, gaming consoles, tablets and all other WiFi devices can now access the Internet anywhere through AirWire's integrated LTE network connectivity. The AirWire LTE-Advanced WiFi Mobile Hotspot can be connected directly to a computer through the USB port, enabling LTE data speeds of 150 Mbps to 225 Mbps into a connected device. It supports LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD. WiFi support covers 802.11 b/g/n, conveniently covering all WiFi devices. In addition, AirWire's technology and LTE stack via eMBMS allows for real-time media streaming for YouTube and Netflix. The product is currently in field trial in India and will be available in quantity by Q2 2015.

AirWire Technologies
Pinyon Technologies is now AirWire Technologies. This corporate name change is effective from 2 Feb 2015 forward. AirWire Technologies reflects the companies focus into mobile wireless products. AirWire is a global supplier of next-generation mobile wireless networking products enabling cloud access. AirWire designs, develops, and commercially sells mobile wireless products such as LTE WiFi Hotpots and Gateways. The new AirWire LTE WiFi Mobile Hotspot product incorporates proprietary antenna solutions based on Pinyon’s patented AirWire technology for HD quality multimedia delivery. The AirWire Mobile Hotspot helps consumers stay connected at home, at work and on the go.
Press Release Verizon Wireless, Ericsson and Sequans Complete LTE Category 1 Device and Network Trial Mar 2, 2015 1:30 a.m. ET
CAT1 expected to enable proliferation of cellular IoT and M2M devices on LTE networks BARCELONA, Spain, Mar 02, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Sequans’ Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced Cat 6 Platform Powers New Devices for Linkem in Italy February 26, 2015
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications announced that its LTE-Advanced chipset platform, Cassiopeia, with dual-carrier aggregation and category 6 throughput capabilities, has been adopted for use in a new CPE launching on the network of Linkem, the leading provider of wireless broadband services in Italy.
Altair Semiconductor, the world’s leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, today announced the sampling of its new FourGee-1160 and FourGee-1150 Category-1 and Category-0 chipsets respectively, paving the way for many IoT applications to deploy commercially as soon as later this year. The company expects that this product will catalyze billions of dollars in spending by the M2M and IoT industry...
Bharti Airtel Deploying Sequans-Powered LTE Devices In India By Business Wire 02/25/15 Sequans Communications S.A. announced that its LTE chipset technology is powering the single mode LTE CPEs being deployed by Bharti Airtel for its subscribers in India. Bharti Airtel is one of India's largest mobile operators with more than 100 million subscribers. The CPE complies with 3GPP Release 9 specifications and provides category 4 throughput with data rates up to 150 Mbps in the downlink. It features integrated high-gain antennas with MIMO technology,... The new CPE, manufactured by one of the largest ODMs in Taiwan, is designed to meet all the stringent requirements of SME customers, but is also for residential customers. The LTE technology inside the new CPE is Sequans Mont Blanc ...
Bharti Airtel deploys Sequans-powered LTE devices in India Wednesday 25 February 2015 | 16:16 CET | News
Sequans Communications announced that its LTE chipset technology is powering the single mode LTE CPEs (customer-premises equipments) being deployed by Bharti Airtel for its subscribers in India. The CPE complies with 3GPP Release 9 specifications and provides category 4 throughput with data rates up to 150 Mbps in the downlink. It features integrated high-gain antennas with MIMO technology...
LTE-Hi is coming 4G is expected to break the limitations of the depth of coverage (2015/2/13 16:18) Since five years ago, including Datang Mobile , including domestic companies proposed LTE -Hi after conception, 3G and 4G rapid development made an urgent need for the application of this technology... LTE-Hi technical advantages ... It is precisely because domestic carriers are fighting for more than 3.5GHz spectrum, with several domestic manufacturers are China Mobile 3.5GHz pilot (infield test). It is reported that in the second quarter of this year, domestic manufacturers will meet China Mobile field tests including LTE-Hi 50, including new small base station products. And, for the deployment of a small base station, China Mobile has plans to launch the first quarter of this year, the Central Purchasing small base, the provincial branch has done some pilot. Late last year, Zhejiang and Jiangsu have begun the integration of small commercial base station products...
Datang Mobile released the first LTE-Hi small radio station prototype (2015/2/13 07:25) February 12, Datang Mobile in Beijing held a " LTE -Hi small wireless base station prototype conference ", and the industry's first LTE-Hi radio station prototype integrated small business presentations, including dynamic TDD , same / different frequency switch, single / dual carrier peak velocity and air interface synchronization. LTE-Hi comprehensive display of technical superiority and Datang Mobile 4.5G stage in terms of research...

France's Sigfox raises $115 million for 'Internet of Things' network Wed, Feb 11 LONDON (Reuters) -
4G coastal broadband from MVG Wednesday, 11 February 2015 S@iLink system S@iLink system MVG The Microwave Vision Group (MVG) has announced the launch of S@iLink, a 4G broadband solution that it says will provide speeds up to 100 Mb/s for vessels in coastal and port areas. According to MVG, S@iLink will have a range of approximately 20 nautical miles, or 37km. When outside areas of 4G coverage, the system will connect using the lower speed UMTS and GSM networks.
The French-based provider says S@iLink is the result of two years of research involving partners such as Thales Communications & Security, Alcatel-Lucent, Déti, and Telecom Bretagne. The system will be priced at under €1,000 and available from May 2015, according to MVG.

Business Wire
Presto Engineering Enters Joint Collaboration to Develop New 4G Automotive Connectivity Test Solutions
France-based collaboration aims to commercialize automotive-grade 4G chipset solutions by 2018 February 09, 2015 03:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
CAEN, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Presto Engineering, Inc., a world leader in semiconductor product engineering, test and turnkey solutions, is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with several France-based organizations to reduce the cost of test of 4G RF devices... Mayor adds, “We are leveraging our extensive RF test capabilities to develop a high-volume test solution that will deliver optimal cost-of-test, without sacrificing the test quality necessary in the automotive segment.” Other organizations involved in the consortium include: PARROT, ACCO SEMI, SEQUANS COMMUNICATIONS, QUALTERA, VIRTUAL OPEN SYSTEMS, CEA-LETI, IMS Laboratory in Bordeaux, and the XLIM Lab of the University of Limoges. This joint development program is backed-up by the French Strategic Investment fund supervised by the French Public Bank of Investment (BPIFrance). The program was launched in November 2014 and will be carried out over the course of three years.... Presto Engineering is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has operations in Europe and Israel...
China Mobile WLAN stars annulment new project again: for technical reasons (2015/2/9 07:23)
Sequans Communications SA gives Q1 2015 guidance; revenue guidance below analysts' estimates
Sequans Powers D-Link Consumer LTE Broadcast Device February 03, 2015
PARROT: The FELIN project 10 SMEs and French ETI, enjoys an assistance of 23 M€ of investment for the future, operated by Bpifrance program 26/01/2015. 07:58 Press release The FELIN project 10 SMEs and French ETI, enjoys support from 23 M€ of investment for the future, operated by Bpifrance program This project partnership, with an overall budget of 56 million euros, has to develop integrated circuits and equipment of new generation for objects connected in 4 G, especially for automobile Paris, January 26, 2015 ... Through these financings, Parrot, leader of the CAT project, will be able to provide offers of new generation to add to its current offer (smart antenna modules) Internet access for the network of the car through a secure connection to the 4 G. .. The heart of the 4G module will be provided by Sequans and ACCO, companies based in Ile-de-France, world leaders in integrated circuits of 4G modems, respectively in the digital part and radio - frequency for Sequans, and in the front end including the power amplifier to ACCO. .. More information about and www:// -follow us on Twitter: @bpifrance You can find ACCO on For more information: . sequans ; sequans
design wins/single-mode planned launches/chart: att, sprint, airtel reliance, orange chitel chimo
Sequans Communications : and Ecrio Deliver VoLTE Solution 01/13/2015 | 08:08am US/Eastern 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. and Ecrio Inc., provider of 4G LTE real time communications client solutions for the mobile industry, have developed a joint solution integrating Ecrio’s operator-certified FlexIMS™ Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and SMS over IMS client software with Sequans’ LTE chipset platforms. As part of an ongoing product development activity with a key device OEM, the Sequans/Ecrio VoLTE implementation has been successfully demonstrated on a customer platform, proving its interoperability and performance capabilities in a real-world device. The turnkey solution provides everything needed to support VoLTE on LTE phones, tablets, CPEs, gateways, M2M/IoT devices, and more, and allows ODMs and OEMs to shorten time to market. Ecrio’s FlexIMS™ patented technology allows for the broadest coverage of IMS/VoLTE device types including mobile and LTE home/enterprise CPE with full support of regulatory capabilities. .. -with full legacy support of mandatory FAX/Modem and regulatory E911 and TTY capabilities... RSS_LR_EDT
Sequans Gives IoT a 4G Voice 1/13/2015 ... What kind of non-smartphone IoT devices actually need a voice, you my ask? Sequans CEO Georges Karam says there are potentially a lot, and that customers like Verizon Wireless are keen to let them be heard. A home security system, for example, could benefit from enabling voice over the LTE home gateway. Or, to achieve the true Dick Tracy ideal, consumers will have to be able to speak directly to their smart watch rather than link it to a smartphone... Later this year or next as the 3GPP's release 10 standards are rectified, Karam says to expect Cat-0 chips that are comparable to 2G costs and have 1Mbit/s speeds, leaving little reason to shy away from LTE for M2M any longer. "We are making this platform much farther optimized in terms of power consumption and deep coverage," Karam explains, adding it will compete with 2G pricing of $6 to $7 and hold a battery charge for a month. "This is an area of development in the 3GPP/4G world that is very interesting, and Sequans is well positioned to drive this angle." 25325
Arqiva to build national IoT network for UK Working with France's Sigfox to create UltraNarrowBand network to support smart cities and other M2M services
CAROLINE GABRIEL Published: 16 May, 2014... They cannot claim the high security of a licensed, private IoT spectrum, but argue that their networks are designed specifically for this market, unlike LTE or WiFi, and can run in underused frequencies to minimize interference risk...
Arqiva Partners with SIGFOX to Build Network in UK Dedicated to the Internet of Things Fri May 16, 2014

>Archos to develop home IoT services with La Poste Thursday 8 January 2015 | 20:59 CET | News
French mobile device maker Archos has signed an agreement with postal service subsidiary Docapost, which created the La Poste home digital hub, to develop new digital products and services for businesses and consumers using the Internet of Things (IoT). The developments will combine the Docapost-run digital hubs and the postal service’s branch office network and Archos’s connected objects knowhow in areas such as smart home systems and health care. Docapost said it will guarantee data confidentiality. La Poste will launch a home security service at the portal later this year... Docapost and Archos will develop products for businesses that want to offer services to end users in various domain, including asset insurance, personal insurance and health.
Sequans Communications : Introduces Calliope LTE Platform for the Internet of Things 01/06/2015... Calliope complements Sequans’ Colibri LTE Platform, a Category 4 (150 Mbps downlink) solution, introduced last year...!
The MSI S100 meanwhile is a 10.1-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with a 1.33GHz Intel Bay Trail-T Z3740D processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 64GB memory, 1280 x 800 resolution, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, a 2MP front camera and 2MP rear camera, which is powered by a 7500mAh battery.
Sequans Communications : ’ LTE Adopted By MSI for New Convertible Tablet 01/06/2015
Sequans Communications S.A. announced that its LTE chip technology has been adopted by Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. (MSI), ... a new “2-in-1” LTE tablet and keyboard, the S100 Note LTE (model name ND12). “We chose Sequans’ LTE technology because we believe it offers the best price/performance among single-mode LTE chips available today and it is well-proven in the marketplace,” said Paul Chang, AVP, MSI. “Sequans LTE provides category 4, 150 Mbps speed and other advanced features, making it ideal as a basis for the high-performance S100 Note LTE.”... The Sequans technology inside the S100 Note LTE is the VZ20M EZLinkLTE™ module
Taiwan market: Vee TIME, Vmax Telecom approved for upgrade from WiMAX 1.0 to WiMAX 2.1 DIGITIMES, Taipei [Thursday 5 February 2015]
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has approved applications for upgrading WiMAX technology from version 1.0 to version 2.1 by Vee TIME, a WiMAX operator in southern Taiwan, and Vmax Telecom in northern Taiwan, according to NCC. Vee TIME plans to set up 1,111 WiMAX 2.1 base stations and has already completed 598 of them, while Vmax Telecom plans to set up 1,194 WiMAX 2.1 base stations and has completed 422, NCC said.

Globe to activate 4,300 LTE TDD/FDD cell sites 04 Feb 2015 11:23 CET | Philippines Philippines operator Globe Telecom is upgrading its network and expanding its LTE TDD and LTE-FDD footprint. The expansion project will see the activation of over 4,300 cell ... Taiwanese WiMAX operators seeking a way out of each half would like to continue to operate (2015/2/4 11:46) ... Even in 2015, Taiwan's LTE industry has matured, but many WiMAX operators still did not give up. Taiwan then total issued six WiMAX licenses. Today, remote telecommunications licenses have been paid in advance, and because the construction rate of less than 70% of Taiwan's communications regulator NCC was confiscated NT $ 40 million deposit. But also to advance paid license EasTone pay less for months license, spectrum usage fee and other fees, and fully launched LTE. Tatung InfoComm rate due to the construction of the first due lack of change according to the application being rejected NCC, December 3 last year, has automatically lost the operating status. Fitel Taipei District Court were to declare bankruptcy, insolvency administrator is waiting for a meeting of creditors. Tatung Telecom and the other two had wanted to WiMAX operators Vectra clouds, VMAX merger forced into bankruptcy after, ICP clouds, VMAX is working to upgrade its technology, upgrade from WiMAX 1.0 to WiMAX2.1 standards to seeking a smooth change according to continue operating for six years. However, the global movement and a Vivitar clouds, like VMAX, is seeking technology upgrades. A dynamic global license will expire in June of this year, as incumbent photos, you must first complete "in June before the station building is not less than promised plan ", but also need to build 809 base stations. It is reported that a dynamic global procurement plan has been completed by Nokia and Samsung Electronics in charge of the network and base station construction, currently under construction in full.
3.5GHz TD-LTE high-speed broadband support in Canada for commercial Huawei (2015/2/3 14:10)
Recently, Canada's largest rural broadband operator in New Brunswick, Xplornet announced pioneered commercial 3.5GHz TD-LTE , to provide a stable rural communities of users, access to reliable and up to the rate of 25Mbps. It is reported that, Xplornet 2017 nationwide commercial 3.5GHz TD- LTE... TD-LTE fixed-wireless broadband network with convenient, high-quality last mile wireless broadband access and other features, is very suitable for rural Canada network deployments. Using Huawei 3.5GHz TD-LTE WTTx (Wireless To The x) solutions, Xplornet rural internet rate reached a new height. 2015, Xplornet fixed wireless network will be upgraded to TD-LTE, providing customers with comprehensive high-speed broadband experience... ..
December 03, 2014 Xplornet Launches 25 Mbps High-Speed Internet in Rural New Brunswick: New Brunswick Leads Canada in Rural High-Speed
Xplornet is proud to announce the successful launch of 25 Mbps rural high-speed Internet in New Brunswick. This huge advance in rural Internet speed is a result of Xplornet’s investment in leading-edge Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology that is being used in our fixed wireless high-speed Internet network...
Xplornet plans ‘unprecedented’ expansion of high-speed Internet to all of rural Canada Jul. 28 2014 ... “We’ve got affordability figured out, ...” said Mr. Lenehan...
A dynamic global mass layoffs five outlets blowing taps December 31, 2014 Global a move before the end came without warning dismissed employees, the company explained that the policy change path. Pictured He Weiling chairman. WiMAX industry worldwide was a move this month agreed to acquire the technological upgrading of the competent authority, it came without warning, the company dismissed 20 business and store employees, they did not pay severance pay, and its 5 Direct store will Today blowing taps, starting next year to move to network with existing business partners, shop in shop operations... This global movement issued a statement:
The first one, the original WiMAX 1.0 specification terminal device sold out, new customers will be replaced by the Internet access and store shop orders The original interests of customers is not a problem; second, the store turned to store shops trading partners is Tsann national electronics, plus a full rainbow, and plan to conduct business next year. 3, due to enterprise customers stable future relevant colleagues will continue to serve on the Internet; 4, business colleagues not much affected by the number of people, about 10 people, and technology upgrades to WiMAX 2.1 standard, and in the summer of next year Founding After, it will give priority to retrieve corporate customers colleagues.
Global Mobile to lay off staff as it upgrades network Global Mobile Corp yesterday said it is laying off more than 10 workers to streamline its operations as it upgrades its network to WiMAX 2.1 technology — the 4G version of WiMAX — a crucial step in its bid to stay competitive... Global Mobile is now under time pressure to have its WiMAX license renewed by June — six months before its existing license expires at the end of this year.To qualify for a six-year extension, the company, headed by former Hewlett-Packard Taiwan chairwoman Rosemary Ho, has to build at least 809 base stations and start offering WiMAX 2.1 phones and services... Instead of operating its own stores, Global Mobile plans to follow the concept of “a store within a store” by collaborating with local electronics retailers, including Tsann Kuen Enterprise Co, E-Life Mall Corp and Arcoa Communication Co, the statement said..
Thu, Jan 01, 2015 Global Mobile to lay off staff as it upgrades network
Global Mobile Corp yesterday said it is laying off more than 10 workers to streamline its operations as it upgrades its network to WiMAX 2.1 technology — the 4G version of WiMAX — a crucial step in its bid to stay competitive. On Dec. 17, the company became the first among six local WiMAX operators to receive approval from the National Communications Commission (NCC) to upgrade its network to next-generation WiMAX technology. Its peer, Tatung InfoComm Co failed to have its license renewed because of insufficient network buildout. Global Mobile is now under time pressure to have its WiMAX license renewed by June — six months before its existing license expires at the end of this year. To qualify for a six-year extension, the company, headed by former Hewlett-Packard Taiwan chairwoman Rosemary Ho has to build at least 809 base stations and start offering WiMAX 2.1 phones and services... the company would lay off 20 salespeople in line with plans to shut down five retail stores on New Year’s Eve. Global Mobile plans to rehire some of the workers from those retail outlets to work at the company’s Internet division to cater to corporate clients after its WiMAX 2.1 services are launched in summer, the statement said. The closure of the five retail outlets is part of the company’s changes in retailing channel strategy and technology upgrade plan. Instead of operating its own stores, Global Mobile plans to follow the concept of “a store within a store” by collaborating with local electronics retailers, including Tsann Kuen Enterprise Co, E-Life Mall Corp and Arcoa Communication Co the statement said.
3.5GHz: TD-LTE spectrum of hot new global time window open (2014/12/26 16:45)
December 7, by the ITU , China Mobile jointly, GTI, TDIA, Huawei organized the "fourth TD-LTE technology and spectrum seminar "in Doha 2014 World Telecom during the grand opening of the meeting to explore ways for TD LTE frequencies allocated more favorable, and how TDD frequency spectrum planning to form a unified global program to promote ITU Member States to establish a global TD-LTE New Silk Road, to meet the mobile Internet the rapid development of the demand flow. At the meeting, the participants agreed that relevant: 3.5GHz, will become 4G new golden age spectrum... In the 3.5GHz band, ITU has defined the Band 42 (3400 ~ 3600MHz) and Band 43 (3600 ~ 3800MHz) of 400MHz spectrum for LTE as dedicated... December 19, 2014, the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs issued a formal 3.5GHz licenses granted NTT Docomo, Softbank and KDDI three leading Mobile operators 40MHz of spectrum each, all with the way the construction of TD-LTE. Construction 3.5GHz TD-LTE network will be fully launched in Japan, the three operators in 2015-2016 is expected to be commercially available in succession. 3.5GHz TD-LTE has a very good industrial base, the current global TD-LTE license issued more than 800, of which more than 55% of 3.5GHz spectrum licenses. The world's leading carriers, more than 50% have a 3.5GHz spectrum, many of whom Vodafone Spain Telecom , France Telecom, MTN and other multinational operators... The 3.5GHz licenses issued in Japan is such use, NTT Docomo, Softbank and KDDI's 3.5GHz network will be used to enhance the capacity of the mobile network hotspots, providing more capacity for each of the 4G network, the higher peak rate, providing a better experience for end users. Second, as a home broadband access... 3.5GHz-based "broadband wireless technology" has become Bell Canada, the Philippines and other countries Smart leading operators choice for tens of millions of home users with broadband access. 3G era less successful WiMAX , also saw an opportunity to 3.5GHz TD-LTE migration of. For the same TDD technology, has a large number of overseas 3.5GHz WiMAX network, with full integration into the LTE family of WiMAX camp, these networks will be upgraded to take advantage of TD-LTE... currently France Telecom, MTN and other multinational operators in their evolution to LTE WIMAX network... Telefonica acquired Iberbanda, Germany O2 acquisition Eplus, all major carriers chase through the acquisition of 3.5GHz spectrum typical example... 3.5GHz 400MHz bandwidth that bring impact and appeal, is simply the eyes of Columbus in the New World... As of 2014, nearly 20 commercial networks in 2015, is expected to be over 50. With the network construction, 3.5GHz base station shipments in the surge in shipments in 2015 may reach close to 100 000 stations... More importantly, the major players in the terminal industry chain, almost all of the game to join the circle to 3.5GHz. WiMAX era Sequans , Altair, LTE mainstream manufacturers Qualcomm , Intel , Hass, have been or are about to launch 3.5GHz chip terminal. TD-LTE terminals from a single-mode gradually to the G / U / L / T multimode transformation... With the Japanese 3.5GHz license issuance, the entire industry will be significantly accelerated 3.5GHz... Therefore, the proposed China as soon as possible a clear division of 3.5GHz TDD frequency, early start of field experiments and validation 3.5GHz TD-LTE and promote the global 3.5GHz TDD industry matures and commercial applications.

Japan LTE TDD 3.5GHz licenses issued three operators equally 120MHz (2014/12/24 07:37)
recently, the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIC) officially issued TDD 3.5GHz 120MHz band spectrum licenses in total. Japan's three carriers Softbank, Docomo, KDDI will get 40MHz of spectrum, respectively. Back in October of this year, Japan's three carriers Softbank, Docomo and KDDI the 3.5GHz license application submitted to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. It is reported that the three operators in the next five years promise 3.5GHz base station on a total investment of up to 3.6 billion dollars, the latest 3.5GHz will start in March 31, 2016 the network construction, and plans before the end of 2016 the official business, 2018 covering the whole of Japan, 50-55% of the population... Announcements, Japan's three major carriers have accepted this plan to build 3.5GHz network. The Japanese government also said that the licensing objective is to use 3.5GHz frequency band to achieve 1Gbps ultra high speed wireless broadband , which means that operators will take advantage of carrier aggregation, multi- antenna technology LTE -A key technologies to achieve this goal .
China Mobile, Ooredoo, Nokia Hit 4.1G With LTE-A 12/8/2014 DOHA, Qatar -- At the ITU Telecom World 2014, Nokia Networks, Ooredoo Qatar and China Mobile showcased a record-breaking speed of 4.1 Gbps over TDD-FDD LTE. Supported by the Global TD-LTE Initiative, the speed was achieved by combining TDD- and FDD-LTE spectrums and aggregating 10 carriers with 200 MHz bandwidth...
Japan released 3.5G TDD licenses -- 3.5G TD-LTE commercialization is accelerating
2014-12-25 | Source:GTI Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications issued TDD 3.5 GHz licenses. SoftBank, Docomo and KDDI will each obtain a 40 MHz spectrum. The three telecom operators filed their applications for 3.5 GHz licenses in October 2014. They reportedly pledged to invest $3.6 billion in building 3.5 GHz base stations in next five years and start network construction no later than March 31st, 2016. The network is expected to be commercialized by the end of 2016, covering 50%~55% of mobile phone users in Japan...
Release assignment for 3.5GHz ... 3.5GHz is definitely the last golden spectrum in recent years... The test result in Tokyo by Softbank has shown that the average download speed can achieve 770Mbps and a peak download speed is over 1Gbps... Ericsson has expressed their strong support to the industry development of 3.5GHz TD-LTE, and committed to make closer cooperation with other manufactures to create more products which support 3.5GHz TDD,
Taiwan market: Global Mobile allowed to upgrade to WiMAX 2.1 DIGITIMES 18 December 2014 Taiwan's National Communication Commission (NCC) has approved WiMAX operator Global Mobile's application to upgrade wireless communication technology from WiMAX 1.0 to WiMAX 2.1. Based on WiMAX Forum's definition, WiMAX 2.1 includes part of IEEE 802.16e technology and part of 3GPP TD-LTE technology, NCC said. Therefore, WiMAX 2.1 subscribers can use TD-LTE-supporting terminal devices. Global Mobile, in its business plan submitted to NCC for application for an operating license, planned to set up a total of 1,809 base stations, the company said. Global Mobile has set up 1,000 WiMAX 1.0 base stations and will add 809 WiMAX 2.1 base sations, the company indicated. Vee TIME and Vmax Telecom, two other WiMAX operators, have also applied for technological upgrade from WiMAX 1.0 to WiMAX 2.1, NCC noted.
TD-LTE globalization challenge: Running camps 3.5GHz spectrum usage (2014/12/16 07:19)
... 3.5GHz bandwidth advantage of its unique large as the world's mobile operators to conduct LTE network construction focus .
Especially for TD-LTE is concerned, 3.5GHz band has become an important TDD frequency of globalization, for the extension of the global industrial scale is important. Currently, including Japan, the United Kingdom, Brazil and other countries have basically used explicitly 3.5GHz TDD, the EU is also recommended to use TDD mode; even several operators have deployed in 3.5GHz TD-LTE network ...
That is, in such a context, 3.5GHz has become the new darling of the operator. Although its network operating frequency band than the existing 2G / 3G / 4G networks, but for the small-cell HetNet architecture absorbent flow can also be; more importantly, 3.5GHz band has a total of 400MHz spectrum, and continuous wide bandwidth ( Generally the hands of operators holding more than 40MHz), very appropriate complementary capacity mobile broadband network, and thus subject to the world's largest operator attention. March 2012, the United Kingdom UK Broadband Global first 3.5GHz TD-LTE network deployments official business, and became a British first commercial 4G network. As of July 2013, the world has signed a seven 3.5GHz TD-LTE commercial network contract. Global commercial deployment is accelerating, 3.5GHz TD-LTE is ushering in a golden age...
Industry and Information Technology Ministry of Telecommunications Research Institute "TD-LTE technology white paper" that "all downstream" program is certainly beneficial to FDD carriers to simplify network architectures, lower terminal requirements, control FDD / TDD network integration costs... 3.5GHz TDD is the future of the most important bands of globalization, Japan is a large deployment earlier this band, once with full use of the downlink band, will bring good demonstration effect 3.5GHz band for global use... Author: Yue Ming Source: C114 China Communication Network
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 Orange, Ericsson Complete 'First' Live 3.5GHz LTE-Advanced FDD Trial in Bordeaux
Orange and Ericsson have completed a live LTE-Advanced FDD trial, a carrier aggregation testing on 3.4-3.6 GHz (3.5 GHz) frequencies for testing data speeds and coverage. The live LTE-Advanced FDD testing which was authorized by the French regulator ARCEP, was carried out in October-November 2014 on Orange's network in Bordeaux using Ericsson's pre-commercial equipment.
According to a statement by Ericsson, the first phase of the trial was performed at the Orange Labs in Paris, where speeds of 300 Mbps were achieved by using the 3.5 GHz band in aggregation with the 2.6 GHz band. The second phase was carried out on Orange's live mobile network and was based on Ericsson's pre-commercial FDD 3.5 GHz radio base station equipment.
Ericsson said that the testing also confirms that the existing network grid can be reused for a 3.5 GHz macro grid; in Bordeaux, the trials used the same grid as the 1800 MHz and 2.6 GHz bands. For the trial, new antennas supporting the 3.5 GHz band were installed at the Le Ponant and Meriadeck sites in the city center of Bordeaux...
October 7, 2014 Sequans helps Globe Telecom transition from WiMAX to LTE in Philippines
As announced by Globe Telecom last week, the operator is expanding its LTE network in Visayas and Mindanao and has activated its first site in Lahug, Cebu City as part of its initiative to transform its existing WiMAX network to LTE. Globe, the second largest telecoms provider in the Philippines with 45 million customers, will deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s LTE Radio Access Network in 1200 sites in the region, according to a deal executed between the two companies on September 17. In a statement, Globe said that the WiMAX to LTE network migration it is undertaking helps to answer the ever-increasing demand of the population for broadband access. The dual-mode WiMAX/LTE subscriber devices in the Globe network expansion are powered by Sequans’ Mont Blanc dual-mode LTE/WiMAX Platform, which is the only chip solution in the industry to provide WiMAX and LTE in a single die. The dual mode devices allow Globe subscribers to seamlessly upgrade from WiMAX to LTE without changing devices. Globe is one of several WiMAX/LTE operators that Sequans considered when developing its 4Sight program to streamline the WiMAX to LTE network migration. In addition to the Mont Blanc dual-mode WiMAX/LTE Platform, 4Sight includes dual-mode reference designs and multi-radio coexistence and multimode handover technologies.
TM-P1 deal goes through Digital News Asia Oct 01, 2014 TELEKOM Malaysia Bhd (TM) said it has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (P1) after getting the necessary approvals from the relevant regulatory bodies and the shareholders of P1 parent company Green Packet Bhd. With this, TM is the new holding company for P1 with a shareholding of 55.3%. Green Packet has a 31.1% stake and South Korea’s SK Telecom Co Ltd has 13.6%. In March, TM said it had agreed to buy a 57% stake in P1 for RM350 million (US$106 million).
June 20, 2012 Greenpacket And Sequans Introduce New Dual-Mode WiMAX / LTE CPE New TDD CPE to launch on the network of Packet-1 Malaysia delivers uninterrupted user experience 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications and global 4G networking solutions provider, Greenpacket, recently introduced the industry’s first 4G WiMAX and LTE TDD indoor dual-mode integrated access device (IAD) solution – DA 235... powered by Sequans’ dual mode semiconductor solution that integrates both WiMAX and LTE in a highly efficient, single die. Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (“P1”), Southeast Asia’s first and leading 4G operator, will be one of the very first to deploy the new Greenpacket dual mode CPE in 2013... adaptive MIMO A&B, switched transmit diversity (STD), maximal ratio combining (MRC) and integrated high-gain 5dBi omni antenna... LTE Category-4 (3GPP- R9) and WiMAX 802.16e-2009 standards, providing downlink and uplink speeds of up to 150 Mbps and 50 Mbps for LTE TDD and combined speed of 40 Mbps for WiMAX. Additional connectivity interfaces of Wi-Fi 802.11n, 1 LAN port and 1 RJ-11 port...
Dish Network eyes Sequans LTE chips for OTT play September 12, 2014
LAS VEGAS and DENVER –Sequans Communications is talking to Dish Network about supplying it with technology that could help Dish launch an over-the-top video service for broadband wireless devices, a senior executive at the Paris-based LTE chip vendor told The Donohue Report. Dish is “more of a technology partner today, and interested in the possibilities that LTE technology" brings. "Not just [LTE] broadcast -- but LTE in general," Sequans VP of Worldwide Marketing Craig Miller said during an interview at the CTIA convention in Las Vegas earlier this week. “We stay in touch," added Miller, whose company was the first to build chips that can support smartphones and tablets for Verizon's LTE multicast product. Based on public statements from Dish executives and demonstrations it ran at the CEDIA home automation convention in Denver this week, Dish likely will launch an over-the-top video service by the end of the year that will offer subscribers access to 4K Ultra HD programming.
Dish also demonstrated connected-home services that will allow subscribers to control thermostats and dim lights from a tablet computer. Tech vendors such as Sequans could grow revenue by supplying Dish with products for a new broadband wireless service that Dish could launch with the 1900 MHZ PCS H Block spectrum it acquired at an FCC auction in February for $1.544 billion... Dish will be ready to share details of its 4K Ultra HD strategy by the time of the International CES in January, SVP of Product Management Vivek Khemka said during a media briefing in Denver Thursday at the CEDIA Expo...
Tatung : Vee TIME outlines plans to merge Tatung InfoComm and VMAX 04/11/2014 20140907000011&cid 1201
WiMAX operators in Taiwan demand compensation at protest 2014-09-07 WiMAX operators mobilized around 200 people to protest at Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on Sept. 3 as the regulator did not allow them to renew their license, writes our Chinese-language sister paper China Times.
Green Packet shareholders approve P1 investment agreement 8 August 2014
25th August 2014 Asia Briefs: Digitel wins appeal, Tatung to lose Wimax licence & more...
July 24, 2014 Newcomers mount 4G challenge in Taiwan ... Newcomers Ambit Microsystems and Taiwan Star Cellular are backed by Hon Hai Precision Industry, known as Foxconn, and Ting Hsin International Group, parent of China's largest instant noodle maker, respectively... Foxconn reaching a 11.7 billion New Taiwan dollar ($390 million) deal in May for an initial 15% stake in second-tier player Asia Pacific Telecom that is set to lead to a full merger. Taiwan Star had also courted Asia Pacific Telecom, but instead is integrating mobile operator Vibo Telecom, which it acquired in a NT$4 billion deal with hardware producers Compal Electronics and Kinpo Electronics. Vibo and Asia Pacific Telecom have about 2 million customers for their third generation services... The government licensed six operators to offer mobile services using Wimax technology in 2009 in the hope that its support would help Taiwanese electronics companies to dominate the global market. This strategy collapsed as other countries and operators committed to LTE and Intel, Wimax's leading backer, abandoned its support. Only 107,336 customers are using Wimax in Taiwan now, according to the latest government figures.
Vee TIME to spin off WiMAX business Wednesday 23 April 2014
Vee TIME to merge 2 WiMAX subsidiariesThursday 10 April 2014
Sprint to shutter WiMAX network by end of 2015, will turn off at least 6,000 towers April 7, 2014
Sprint expects to shutter at least 6,000 cell sites as it makes plans to shut down WiMAX service by the end of 2015... when Sprint bought Clearwire last summer the company had deployed WiMAX on around 17,000 cell sites and was in the process of deploying TD-LTE technology on around 5,000 of these sites--work that is now complete... Sprint plans to "cease using WiMAX technology by the end of 2015."... Last fall when Sprint unveiled Spark it noted it had around 55,000 macro cell sites.
Fifteenth Sequans-Powered 4G Device Launched By Global Mobile In Taiwan BY Business Wire 06/26/12 - 08:00 AM EDT |
4G chipmaker Sequans Communications announced that there are now 15 Sequans-powered mass-market 4G smartphones and tablets in use by consumers in four countries around the world. The latest is the HTC EVO Design, a 3G/4G smartphone, launched recently by Global Mobile... is now on sale and available in Taiwan through HTC stores as well as through Global Mobile... Sequans-powered WiMAX smartphones and tablets are now available from seven operators around the world, including Global Mobile and Vee Time in Taiwan, KDDI in Japan, Korea Telecom in Korea, and Sprint, Virgin Mobile, and Boost in the USA.
Global Mobile Launches Taiwan's First 3G+WiMAX Phone 2011/12/20 Taipei, Dec. 20, 2011 (CENS)--Global Mobile Corp., one of Taiwan's six officially licensed operators of WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for microwave access) services, has launched the island's first 3G/WiMAX dual-mode phone, dubbed 7G Miracle, with a couple of local contract manufacturers involved in the production. Sold under Global Mobile's own brand starting in mid-December, the 7G Miracle is built with MediaTek Inc.'s 3G/4G chipset, AU Optronics Corp.'s display panels, and Largan Precision Co.'s camera lens, and adopts Android 2.3 mobile operating system, a 4.1-inch touchscreen and OpenGL 3D graphic accelerator. The phone is manufactured by GemTek Technology Co., Ltd., a network device maker...

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Sequans: The Startup That Started Over Transitioning from WiMax to LTE CAT 0 Junko Yoshida 12/15/2014 ... "Of course, we are under the same scrutiny, every quarter, by investors as with any other big companies. By missing our forecast by 10% -- despite the fact our revenue today is so small, it becomes a big deal. They call it 'alarming.' " "But I do feel that those investors, especially those on Wall Street, are very experienced and armed with a lot of knowledge in specific technologies. They challenge me and they also educate me." Asked if Sequans is looking to exit by selling out, Karam said, with a little smile, "As a public company, I say to people that everything at our company is on sale -- except my wife and daughters, as long as the deal is good for our shareholders." However, Karam made it clear that he never saw Sequans as his "baby." He suffered no "startup syndrome," the impulse of the founder to destroy his own creation so that he can keep doing more startups.
"I'll be the happiest man in the world when Sequans, as we envisioned, succeeds in changing gears and winning in the LTE market."
Financial analysts, predicting the company's annual revenue at $40 million to $50 million in 215, are expecting Sequans to reach a breakeven point in 2015. — Junko Yoshida, Chief International Correspondent, EE Times
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