LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. and Sasken Technologies Limited, a global provider of product engineering and R&D services to Fortune 500 companies, announced a collaboration to bring new LTE devices based on Sequans’ Monarch LTE Cat M1/NB1 and Cassiopeia LTE-A platforms to several vertical markets. These devices include narrowband LTE for IoT devices such as wearables, trackers, and sensors, and broadband LTE devices such as CPE and routers. Sequans and Sasken have been working together to optimize their technologies to address new markets with customized features and functionalities.
“Our collaboration with Sequans is based on the development of 3GPP compliant devices but we are adapting our technologies to extend our market reach,” said Ajit Singh, SVP, and Head – Communications & Devices BU, Sasken. “We are customizing our Sequans-based solutions to adapt to non-3GPP requirements, such as to cover non-3GPP frequencies, to extend transmit output power, to add security, and to improve operation in challenging environments where additional speed or lower latency is required. Sasken continues to invest in solutions in the areas of private networks such as railways, public safety, and satellite communications by leveraging the knowledge and experience of Sequans platforms built on 3GPP technologies.”
“Working with Sasken has yielded excellent technology improvements that enable us to address LTE markets with new features and functionality,” said Georges Karam, CEO, Sequans. “Our collaboration extends the reach of our combined LTE solutions to a full range of devices from broadband to narrowband IoT.”
Several types of CPE devices, with various form factors – especially around the internal/external antennas subsystem – are under design and qualification phase to address various challenging environments. These devices will be deployed in all regions (EMEA, APAC, NA, and LATAM).