Sequans Upgrades Its LTE-Advanced Platform with Extended Frequency Support

Sequans has upgraded its LTE-Advanced platform, extending the lower end of its frequency coverage down to 170 MHz from the previous low of 700 MHz. The Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced platform, The Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced platform provides supports for 170 MHz up to 3.8 GHz, inclusively, the new Cassiopeia also enables device designers to address new regions and operators in the evolving global LTE landscape.

New addressable markets now include LTE networks operating at 450 MHz and 600 MHz in addition to those at the upper end, such as the former CBRS bands, now allocated to LTE and operating at 3.5 GHz.

The Sequans’ Cassiopeia platform is part of the global LTE ecosystem and has been adopted by a wide range of industry-leading device-makers to build devices including broadband data devices, indoor and outdoor customer premises equipment (CPE), mobile routers, and customized data devices for vertical markets.

Sequans’ Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced platform is compliant with 3GPP Release 10 specifications. Cassiopeia supports highly flexible dual-carrier aggregation that allows the combination of any two carriers of any size up to 20 MHz each, contiguous or non-contiguous, inter-band or intra-band. Cassiopeia also 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. It features Sequans’ advanced receiver technology for improved performance. Cassiopeia can support additional optional features, including envelope tracking and secure boot, at customer request.

Sequans will be present at MWC Shanghai, June 27-29. Sequans’ CEO, Georges Karam, will be speaking at the GSMA Mobile IoT Summit on June 28.