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Sequans to Sample LTE Chip

PARIS -- 4G chipmaker Sequans today announced that its first LTE chip, the SQN3010, will soon be sampling with key customers. The chip has been in development for many months and will be delivered first to China Mobile, the leading proponent of TD-LTE technology, who selected Sequans to provide TD-LTE chips and USB dongles for the world’s first TD-LTE demonstration network that China Mobile will deploy at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, which begins in May.

The SQN3010 is a baseband SOC, designed to comply with the 3GPP R8 standard, supporting UE category 3 throughput of 100 Mbps in a 20 MHz channel, and LTE band classes 38 and 40. The SQN3010 is integrated with RF provided by Sequans’ partners.

“Our new LTE chip will enable the first TD-LTE network deployments and we are very proud to deliver it,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “TD-LTE technology is very much in demand, not only by China Mobile, but by other TD-LTE operators in Europe, Asia and North America.”

Sequans Communications

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