Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE:SQNS) announced
today that it has successfully completed interoperability testing of Alcatel-Lucent’s
LTE infrastructure equipment with Sequans’ eMBMS-capable LTE chipsets.
eMBMS (evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service), also referred to
as LTE Broadcast, is an advanced mobile video delivery technology that
enables mobile operators to significantly reduce the cost of delivering
high-bandwidth content to multiple users at one time over LTE networks.
"Our LTE chips provide a robust eMBMS solution and our collaboration
with Alcatel-Lucent assures operators that the solution works
end-to-end, and is commercially viable,” said Georges Karam, Sequans
CEO. "We believe that LTE Broadcast is vitally important to mobile
operators and we are focused intently on optimizing this capability in
Sequans’ current LTE platforms support eMBMS as defined in 3GPP,
including the enhancements specified for LTE-Advanced. Sequans eMBMS
technology supports multiple concurrent sessions for multicast traffic
along with unicast traffic on both TDD and FDD networks. Sequans also
provides support for architectures combining LTE and Wi-Fi, and a
standardized interface to third party eMBMS middleware.
LTE Broadcast enables operators to provide new services such as
video/audio coverage of live events and data offloading (for example, to
push software updates), and can significantly decrease the financial and
environmental cost of such services. LTE Broadcast will operate using
standard LTE infrastructure and terminals, thus leveraging the existing
"There is strong demand by operators for LTE Broadcast technology and it
is important that mobile operators have a global and mature ecosystem,”
said Alain Biston, Alcatel-Lucent LTE Business Unit Vice President. "Our
strategic collaboration with Sequans demonstrates that we are committed
to developing eMBMS and helping operators maximize their ARPU.”
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About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a 4G chipmaker, supplying
LTE and WiMAX 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;