Sequans LTE Cat 1 Chipset Platform Certified for VoLTE on T-Mobile’s Network

Sequans Communications’ Calliope LTE Cat 1 chipset platform for voice over LTE (VoLTE) services has now been certified on the T-Mobile network. The certification will now enable a voice support option to T-Mobile’s IoT Access packs, which offer a low-cost IoT platform for product makers to quickly bring their solutions to market.

Sequans is the first to deliver Cat 1 VoLTE to support T-Mobile’s LTE for IoT network strategy which enables 4G solutions to rival 2G/3G in cost while providing much greater longevity. And with VoLTE support, the range of IoT applications that can move to LTE from 2G/3G is even greater.

The operator-approved LTE Cat 1 chipset platform, Calliope, which is an award-winning LTE for IoT chipset solution that is highly optimized for M2M and IoT applications. It features Category 1 throughput up to 10 Mbps, ultra-low power consumption, and was the first such solution to receive a carrier certification for VoLTE services. It enables a wide range of industrial and consumer IoT applications, including asset tracking, alarm systems, telematics devices, retail applications, smart utility meters and more. Calliope’s VoLTE capabilities are enabled by a fully integrated on-chip IMS stack and media processing engine. The platform supports LTE quality of service for fast call setup and low-latency voice calls. It also supports advanced calling features such as conference calling, call waiting, and call forwarding; and supports all major voice codec including AMR-wideband for T-Mobile’s HD Voice service.

T-Mobile’s IoT Access packs have been accelerating IoT innovation and thus eliminate the pain of piecing wireless IoT solutions together. For a limited time, customers can now get unlimited data at 64 kbps for just $20 per year per device, with up to $16 per Sequans LTE Cat 1 module covered via a bill credit from T-Mobile upon activation. Sequans is showcasing its entire product portfolio at the Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC17).