Sequans tests Monarch chip on Orange Network

LTE for IoT chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced that its Monarch LTE-M chip has successfully passed interoperability testing with European mobile operator Orange, the company said.

Sequans has been collaborating with Orange for many years with the goal of supporting the operator´s LTE-M strategy and accelerating the growth of its LTE for IoT ecosystem.

Sequans´ Monarch LTE Cat M1/NB1 Platform is the world´s most highly optimized LTE-M/NB-IoT chip. It provides full support for power saving mode (PSM) and extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) to enable the long battery life needed by many IoT use cases, and it provides the enhanced coverage modes defined in the standard that extend coverage for deep-indoor and remote deployments.

Sequans Communications is a 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. It 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.com; www.facebook.com/sequans; www.twitter.com/sequans