Sequans Communications and Gemtek have developed a new TD-LTE
desktop CPE (customer premises equipment) aimed at the Indian market.
Gemtek has created the CPE, based on Sequans’ LTE solution, for
large-scale TD-LTE operator trials in India and for subsequent
commercial deployments. The TD-LTE indoor CPE uses Sequans’ SQN3000
series LTE SOCs (system on the chip), which supports up to 100 Mbps
throughput and 20 MHz channels, and is compliant with 3GPP standards.
The device also features web-based configuration and supports VOIP and
4G chipmaker Sequans Communications (NYSE: SQNS) and Gemtek, a
leading manufacturer of broadband wireless solutions, have collaborated
in bringing a new TD-LTE desktop CPE to market. Gemtek has developed
the CPE, based on Sequans’ LTE UE chip, for large-scale operator trials
in India and for subsequent commercial deployments.
“Sequans has been working with Gemtek for many years on 4G device
development and we are pleased to continue our work with them on new
LTE devices,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “Gemtek has a reputation
for delivering cost-effective, high performance devices to mobile
operators and here they have delivered a sleek and powerful LTE device
that is very well-designed for desktop usage.”
Gemtek’s new TD-LTE indoor CPE is based on Sequans’ SQN3000 series
LTE SOCs, which support up to 100 Mbps throughput and 20 MHz channels,
and comply with 3GPP standards. The device also features web-based
configuration and supports VOIP and WiFi.
“We expect the new CPE to begin commercial deployment in the third
quarter of 2011,” said James Ting, GM, Broadband Wireless Business
Unit, Gemtek. “In the coming months, we intend to bring to market
additional LTE devices based on Sequans chips, including an outdoor CPE
and a USB dongle.”
Gemtek was founded in 1991. The company was one of the first in the
world to start offering components for wireless networks and it is
currently among the world’s most significant producers in this field.
The company based its expertise on experience in RF and microwave
products, software development and precision manufacturing. Gemtek is
headquartered in the Hsinchu industrial park in Taiwan with business
offices in Europe and the United States. In total the company employs
over 5,000 people and its worldwide sales reach about USD 700 million
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 is based in Paris, France with additional offices throughout
the world, including United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong,
Singapore, Taiwan, and China.