Posted: April 2, 2014

4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. announced that two of its device manufacturing partners in China, Datang Mobile and DareGlobal, have been awarded contracts to provide Sequans-powered TD-LTE end user devices to China Telecom for the operator’s commercial launch of TD-LTE service beginning in Q2.  Both devices are single-mode TD-LTE CPE units that will provide China Telecom customers with internet access at 4G speed. Datang Mobile is one of China’s leading TDD system and equipment suppliers, and DareGlobal is a leading provider of broadband mobile terminals.

“China Telecom is aggressively pursuing its commercial launch in China, and we are proud that Sequans’ technology will be part of it,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “Our partners, DareGlobal and Datang Mobile, together have won a significant portion of China Telecom’s contract award for single-mode LTE end user devices, and their CPE designs are excellent and will provide great value to China Telecom’s customers.”

“Sequans provides a mature and robust TD-LTE chip,” said Baozhen Yang, Terminal Device Product Manager, Datang Mobile. “It provided an excellent basis for our design and has resulted in a state-of-the-art TD-LTE end user device.”

“Sequans has long experience in China and has been a leader in developing TD-LTE technology since the beginning,” said Shaojun Xiong, VP of Sales, and Jianye Rong, VP of Operations, DareGlobal. “We are pleased to have collaborated with Sequans on this new CPE for China Telecom.”

The new Datang Mobile and DareGlobal CPEs are based on Sequans’ Mont Blanc LTE Platform.  Mont Blanc comprises Sequans’ baseband SOC with integrated network and application CPU, an LTE-optimized transceiver, a comprehensive software package, and reference designs.  Mont Blanc is a member of Sequans’ StreamrichLTE family of products for high performance, feature-rich LTE devices.

China Telecom is the third largest mobile operator in China.  It was awarded TD-LTE licenses last December and is launching commercial TD-LTE services in 100 cities across China.

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