|[February 21, 2014]
Sequans and Alcatel-Lucent Showcase Carrier Aggregation and LTE Broadcast at Mobile World Congress
BARCELONA, Spain --(Business Wire)--
Sequans Communications (News - Alert) S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) and Alcatel-Lucent S.A. (NYSE:
ALU) are conducting two LTE technology demonstrations at Mobile World
Congress using Alcatel-Lucent's LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment
and Sequans-powered LTE user devices. The two companies will demonstrate
carrier aggregation, using Sequans' Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced Platform,
and LTE Broadcast, using Sequans' Mont Blanc LTE platform. The
demonstrations will take place in Alcatel-Lucent's (News - Alert) booth in hall 3,
The carrier aggregation demo showcases the maturity and performance of
the carrier aggregation capability of Sequans' Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced
platform, as well as of Alcatel-Lucent's LTE Overlay solution.
In the LTE Broadcast demonstration, Sequans and Alcatel-Lucent will
showcase the capabilities of their respective LTE Broadcast solutions
at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert), using tablets based on Sequans'
eMBMS-capable Mont Blanc LTE platform, video content will be broadcast
from Alcatel-Lucent's LTE Overlay solution.
"These demonstrations will show the commercial readiness of both carrier
aggregation and LTE Broadcast in our chip solutions," said Georges
Karam, Sequans CEO. "Our eMBMS technology has been thoroughly proven by
operators in several countries, and now our carrier aggregation
technology will enjoy a similar reception in this, its first public
demonstration with Alcatel-Lucent. We continue to work closely with
Alcatel-Lucent on refining these advanced LTE capabilities that will
soon transform our mobile world in new and exciting was."
"We have been working with Sequans for more than a year on eMBMS testing
and we have made tremendous progress in making this exciting LTE
multicast technology commercial-ready," said Glen Booth, VP of the LTE
Business at Alcatel-Lucent. "By working together, Alcatel-Lucent and
Sequans intend to accelerate the adoption of technologies to bring
innovative services to consumers and alleviate the impact of mobile data
on wireless networks."
Sequans Mont Blanc LTE Platform is Verizon (News - Alert) Wireless certified, complies
with 3GPP Release 9 specifications, and supports category 4 throughput,
eMBMS, and other advanced features. Sequans' new Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced
Platform complies with 3GPP Release 10 specifications and offers highly
flexible carrier aggregation whereby any two carriers of any size up to
20 MHz each can be combined.
See Sequans at Mobile
World Congress, February 24-27, 2014, hall 7 stand 7D76.
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' chips are today operating in 4G networks around the world.
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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