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Baicells Chooses Sequans’ LTE-Advanced Chipset for New Broadband Wireless Access Devices

LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE:SQNS) announced that Baicells Technologies, maker of single-mode LTE broadband wireless access solutions, has selected its Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced platform for two new CPE (customer premises equipment) devices for the global market. The new devices, one providing LTE Cat 4 throughput and the other LTE Cat 6 throughput, will be part of the Baicells Atom product line of indoor and outdoor CPE.

“We tested several Sequans-powered CPE already on the market and became convinced that Sequans provides the best single-mode LTE-Advanced chipset solution available, and one that meets our exacting requirements for Atom-branded products,” said Yongfeng Zhong, VP, Baicells Technologies. “Sequans’ Cassiopeia platform is powerful, and its dual-carrier aggregation capabilities are uniquely flexible, allowing us to design and build CPE with unique features, including powerful capabilities for streaming and expansion.”

The LTE-Advanced chip inside the new Baicells CPEs is Sequans’ Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced platform, compliant with 3GPP Release 10 specifications. Cassiopeia supports 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 supports other Release 10 enhancements such as new MIMO schemes, enhanced inter-cell interference coordination (eICIC) schemes for heterogeneous networks (HetNets), and improvements to eMBMS (evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service) or LTE broadcast. Cassiopeia features Sequans’ advanced receiver technology for improved performance. Cassiopeia can support additional optional features, including envelope tracking and secure boot, at customer request.

“We are pleased to provide Cassiopeia technology to Baicells for these advanced LTE products,” said Hugues Waldburger, VP of Sequans’ Home and Mobile Router Business Unit. “Baicells has a unique mission to provide LTE solutions for broadband access with less expense and more reliability, and with better coverage than Wi-Fi.”

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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 feature-rich mobile computing and home/portable router devices, and StreamliteLTE™, optimized for M2M devices and other connected devices for the IoT. 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.comwww.facebook.com/sequanswww.twitter.com/sequans

About Baicells Technologies

Baicells Technologies is a privately-held maker of wireless broadband access solutions based in Plano, Texas. The company was founded by some of the inventors of LTE technology and main products include indoor and outdoor small cells, CPEs, and antennas. Baicells has been recognized as a manufacturer of breakthrough LTE products in licensed and unlicensed spectrum, such as a solution enabling the migration of a complete LTE system to unlicensed spectrum using IT-based architecture. www.baicells.com

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