Sequans Communications Overview 2016

Sequans Communications Overview 2016 2016-10-21T19:45:13+00:00

Business Focus

Connectivity provider

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Sequans Communications is dedicated to LTE (long-term evolution) and the company’s leadership takes every opportunity to tout the importance of LTE for the current and future IoT (Internet of Things). By introducing the Calliope LTE platform to the world, Sequans has brought the first Category-1 LTE chipset solution to the M2M and IoT marketplace. Because Calliope targets ultra-low-cost and low-power applications, the company is answering the growing demand for cost-sensitive devices, such as wearables, which don’t require high throughput.

Georges Karam, Sequans’ CEO, is one staunch defender of LTE’s role in IoT. Karam believes the presence of a Cat-1 LTE solution in the market will prompt the use of LTE in devices that require a long battery life—such as health and fitness wearables, smart meters, and industrial monitoring devices—at a cost that is competitive with entry-level 3G solutions. The implications of this will undoubtedly be game changing.

In the past year, the company has also continued to advance its Category-4 LTE solution, Colibri, which delivers higher throughput than Calliope. By working to get three more LTE products certified for the Verizon Wireless network and by participating in a Cat-1 LTE network and device trial with Verizon and Ericsson to show the network’s viability for M2M and IoT applications, Sequans is changing the way the industry thinks about LTE connectivity and its bearing in IoT, M2M, and mobile computing devices.

So far in its history (the company was founded in 2003), Sequans has developed and delivered six generations of 4G technology and shows no sign of slowing down. The company’s laser focus on developing and delivering products to “LTE-enable” the Internet of Things has made it a thought leader in the space. Plus, it’s paving the way to the future by making it more affordable and profitable to build LTE-enabled connected devices for numerous industries, including automotive, utilities, public safety, and home automation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Introduced Calliope, a Cat-1 LTE chipset solution and proved its viability for M2M/IoT
  • Market strategy includes laser focus on developing and delivering LTE-enabled solutions
  • Strives to make LTE as cost effective as 3G for M2M/IoT, removing barriers to entry for LTE