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Sequans and Japan Radio Company Conduct World First Demonstration of High Performance LTE CPE


Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE:SQNS) and Japan Radio Company, Ltd.
(JRC) have developed a high-powered prototype CPE based on Sequans LTE
Cat 6 chip technology that is being prepared for public safety. The CPE
was developed to operate on the 200 MHz frequency band—the band
designated for public safety services in Japan—and includes an
exceptionally high-powered radio front end to ensure very high quality
communications performance. The new CPE and its advanced capabilities
were successfully demonstrated to the Japanese government in February of

"We are proud to collaborate with JRC and pleased with the performance
of this LTE CPE that has been developed to help public officials in
Japan prepare communication services for public safety," said Hugues
Waldburger, VP of Sequans' Broadband Business Unit. "We adapted our
technology to operate on the 170-202.5 MHz LTE band and to perform at
higher than normal output power of 37 dBm in order to meet the
requirements of this special communications project. Our collaboration
with JRC has yielded excellent results with a full demonstration of all
planned capabilities."

"Our work with Sequans over the last year to develop this CPE has now
come to fruition and we have achieved what we set out to do," said JRC.
"We had to meet very stringent RF specifications and we had to prove
interoperability with infrastructure equipment, and at the end we have a
very powerful and high performance CPE that meets all requirements."

The prototype CPE complies with RF requirements for various profiles,
including LTE, GSM-like, 1Rx, or 2Rx. During testing, the JRC/Sequans
CPE outperformed using the very low LTE frequency band that enables
better indoor penetration, while maintaining a reliable LTE
communications link. The high Tx power, higher than the standard 3GPP
power classes, enables cost-optimized network planning with larger cells.

The CPE is based on Sequans' Cassiopeia
LTE Cat 6 Platform
, a member of Sequans' StreamrichLTE product
family for high performance devices. Cassiopeia complies with 3GPP
Release 10 specifications and supports other Release 10 enhancements
such as new MIMO schemes, enhanced inter-cell interference coordination
(eICIC) schemes for heterogeneous networks (HetNets), and improvements
to eMBMS (evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service) or LTE
broadcast. Cassiopeia features Sequans' advanced receiver technology for
improved performance.

About Japan Radio Company

JRC is a leading communications technology company in Japan, connecting
people with reliable technologies. Founded in 1915, it has spent the
last century amassing expertise in the fields of information technology,
safety and security and contributing to the safety and security of
people around the world. Building on its core technologies, JRC is
creating new worlds of communications from people to people and to
environments by leveraging its three business units, Marine Systems,
Communications and Solutions. JRC supports various business sectors
using radio communications in covering a wide range of products, from
portable/mobile communications terminals to communications
infrastructure networks, to respond to the expanding and ever-changing
information and mobile society. Visit

About Sequans Communications

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE:SQNS) is a leading 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. Today, Sequans offers two LTE product lines: StreamrichLTE™,
optimized for broadband devices, including CPE, mobile and portable
routers, and high-performance IoT devices; and StreamliteLTE™, optimized
for lower data rate and narrowband IoT devices, including wearables,
trackers, and sensors. Sequans 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

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