World's First High Performance LTE Based Customer-premises Equipment Solution

Sequans and Japan Radio Company have developed a high-powered prototype CPE (Customer-premises equipment) based on Sequans’ Cassiopeia LTE Cat 6 chip technology that is being prepared for public safety applications. 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 2018.

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. Click here to learn more about Sequans LTE Platform.