|[December 02, 2012]
China Mobile Selects Sequans to Power Devices for TD-LTE Commercial Trial Network Expansion to 13 Cities in China
PARIS & SHANGHAI --(Business Wire)--
4G chipmaker Sequans Communications (News - Alert) S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced
that its chips are powering a significant portion of the LTE devices to
be used in the next phase of China Mobile's large-scale trial of TD-LTE (News - Alert)
technology in China. Two of Sequans' device manufacturer partners,
Nationz and Primemobi, were awarded portions of the contract as recently
announced by China Mobile (News - Alert). Prior to the contract awards, Sequans
participated in a lengthy qualification process whereby numerous leading
local and international chip and device makers underwent deep technical
evaluation conducted by China Mobile and China's Ministry of Industry
and Information Technology (MIIT). Sequans has been developing TD-LTE
chips for more than two years and has provided technology to China
Mobile since the operator's first public demonstration of a TD-LTE
network in 2010 and for both phases of its large-scale commercial trial
that began in 2011. In the next phase of the trial, beginning in Q4 and
continuing through Q2 of 2013, China Mobile will deploy 20,000 TD-LTE
base stations and extend its network to 13 cities in China.
"We are very pleased to continue our long collaboration with China
Mobile, developing TD-LTE for the benefit of Chinese consumers," said
Georges Karam (News - Alert), Sequans CEO. "China Mobile's leadership in pioneering
TD-LTE and its strategic rollout of trial networks in China has proven
that TD-LTE is truly ready for prime time and we look forward to full
commercial deployment in China."
Sequans technology is operating in the China Mobile network expansion in
several devices, including USB dongles, mobile routers and CPE,
manuactured by Nationz and Primemobi. Nationz is China's leading
provider of RF chips and wireless devices and a company with whom
Sequans has been working to develop dual-mode
TD-LTE / TD-SCDMA devices for many months. Primemobi is a leading
cloud computing service provider and advanced end-to-end systems
"The use of Sequans' excellent LTE chip technology has contributed to
our development of advanced and powerful TD-LTE consumer devices for
China Mobile's network expansion," said Bin Zhang, VP of Nationz.
"Sequans has good experience in China and has been at the forefront of
TD-LTE development here."
"Sequans provides a robust and mature TD-LTE solution," said Tao Wang,
COO of Primemobi, "We are very pleased to integrate the high quality
Sequans-powered devices in our customer solutions."
semiconductor solutions support global LTE networks, TDD and FDD,
and multiple device types for a truly universal solution.
regarding forward-looking statements
About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a 4G chipmaker, supplying
LTE and WiMAX (News - Alert) chips to original equipment manufacturers and original
design manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003 to address the WiMAX
market, the company expanded in early 2009 to address the LTE market.
Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices throughout the
world, including United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong,
Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online at www.sequans.com;
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