Sequans Introduces Two New LTE Modules for CBRS Spectrum

Highly-optimized cellular connectivity solutions for Industrial
IoT and broadband applications now available

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CBRS–Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced the availability of
two new modules optimized for the design of devices for LTE CBRS
(Citizens Broadband Radio Service) networks. The two modules are the
industry’s first cost-effective LCC (leadless chip carrier) modules
designed from the ground up to enable easy and massive deployment of IoT
devices on private LTE CBRS networks. The modules can support a wide
range of medium data rate applications—including industrial IoT and M2M
devices, gateways, and broadband consumer devices—and the very small
form factor LCC package enables easy mounting into small and thin
devices or mini-PCI or M.2 NGFF carriers.

According to Mobile Experts, leading wireless ecosystem research
company, “Key building blocks for the CBRS market have been solidified,
which means the market is ready for a commercial rollout beyond trials,”
said Kyung Mun, analyst. “We expect a surge in small cell shipments
between 2020 and 2023—an annual shipment of about 400,000 small cells
and radio equipment revenue reaching over $900 million, and more than
550 million handsets, CPEs, and IoT devices cumulatively shipped during
that time.”

Sequans is a member of the CBRS
Alliance
, an industry organization dedicated to supporting the
development, commercialization, and adoption of LTE solutions for the US
3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service.

“As we near commercial launch, our members are demonstrating the wide
scope of CBRS OnGo use cases,” said Alan Ewing, executive director, CBRS
Alliance. “Industrial IoT is proving to be one of the first applications
for shared spectrum, and we are seeing a wealth of OnGo-enabled IoT
devices coming into the market, enabled by companies like Sequans.”

“We believe our new modules offer the industry’s most highly-optimized
cellular connectivity for CBRS network devices,” said Didier Dutronc,
Sequans’ chief marketing officer. “The LCC packaging is a first, and in
addition to the rich set of features, the modules share the same proven
software architecture of Sequans’ other LTE modules, thereby ensuring
easy integration and fast time to market.”

Sequans CBRS
Modules
Product Features

  • Available in two versions:

    • CB610L for LTE Cat 6
    • CB410L for LTE Cat 4
  • All-in-one standalone module solutions
  • Easy integration into IoT, M2M, and broadband devices
  • 3GPP Release 10
  • Small LCC (leadless chip carrier) package, 32 x 29 mm
  • Supports CBRS networks in USA on LTE band 48, and MNO networks
    worldwide on LTE bands 42/43
  • Includes drivers for all major host operating systems
  • Includes comprehensive set of interfaces

The CB610L and CB41L modules are based on Sequans’ Cassiopeia
LTE-Advanced
 platform, which is compliant with 3GPP Release 10
specifications. Cassiopeia supports a frequency range from 170 MHz up to
3.8 GHz and highly flexible dual-carrier aggregation that allows the
combination of any two carriers of any size up to 20 MHz each,
contiguous or non-contiguous, inter-band or intra-band. Cassiopeia also
includes Sequans’ advanced receiver technology for improved performance.

About Sequans Communications

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a leading provider of
single-mode 4G LTE semiconductor solutions for the Internet of Things
(IoT) and a wide range of broadband data devices. Founded in 2003,
Sequans has developed and delivered seven generations of 4G technology
and its chips are certified and shipping in 4G networks around the
world. Today, Sequans offers two LTE product lines: StreamrichLTE™,
optimized for broadband devices, including CPE, mobile and portable
routers, and high-performance IoT devices; and StreamliteLTE™, optimized
for lower data rate and narrowband IoT devices, including wearables,
trackers, and sensors. Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional
offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong,
Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online
at www.sequans.com.

Contacts

Sequans media relations: Kimberly Tassin (USA), +1.425.736.0569, [email protected]
Sequans
investor relations: Claudia Gatlin (USA), +1 212.830.9080, [email protected]

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