SOURCE: SEQUANS Communications

August 02, 2005 10:17 ET

SEQUANS Builds Momentum Towards WiMAX Forum Certification

Company Advances WiMAX Forum Certification Process in Validation and Conformance Phase

PARIS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 2, 2005 -- SEQUANS Communications, a fabless semi-conductor company in the WiMAX/WiBro space, today announced that it has shipped equipment to CETECOM Labs for validation and conformance testing. The company's WiMAX solution for Subscriber Stations (SQN1010 SoC) and Base Stations (SQN2010 SoC) will be in the first wave of WiMAX Forum certification to be conducted by CETECOM Labs, the WiMAX Forum's official certification facility.

The validation and conformance phase is necessary for CETECOM Labs, ensuring that its test procedures and equipment is operational. By participating in this phase, Sequans is demonstrating its commitment to offering the best possible WiMAX solution to its customers and is leading the way to WiMAX Forum Certification.

Sequans' active participation in the preparation of the certification process, and its commitment to achieve interoperability between vendors, demonstrates its clear technical leadership in the WiMAX community.

"This lays the groundwork to deliver industry leading WiMAX solutions that are interoperable, secure, cost-effective, and suitable for both indoor and outdoor wireless broadband access," said Bernard Aboussouan, VP Marketing & Business Development, SEQUANS Communications. Sequans will be among the first companies to submit products to become WiMAX Forum Certified™."

About Sequans' SQN1010 and SQN2010 WiMAX Silicon

Sequans' SQN1010 and SQN2010 SoCs provides system manufacturers the full benefits of a WiMAX Forum-certified solution. Sequans provides Base Station and Subscriber Station reference designs, with a full software package, thus minimizing integration efforts for system vendors and accelerating time to market. Sequans' products are designed to fit a variety of applications, from high-end base stations down to pico-base stations, and from outdoor CPE units to home gateways, or PC-cards.

About Sequans

SEQUANS Communications ( is a fabless semiconductor company created by a team of seasoned experts to become the leading supplier of silicon and software for Broadband Wireless Access. By providing integrated PHY and MAC solutions that seamlessly fit into system vendors' designs, Sequans greatly lowers cost of ownership of base stations and subscriber stations. Sequans delivers a standards-based solution, compliant with the requirements of the WiMAX Forum™. It also incorporates additional features for increased coverage and mobility, thus lowering deployment costs and enabling fixed, nomadic/portable and mobile applications.

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