Leading Japanese Mobile Operator Certifies LTE-M IoT Chipset from Sequans

KDDI, one of Japan’s leading mobile operators, has certified the Monarch chip from Sequans Communications for their LTE-M network for IoT devices.

Certification by KDDI proves Monarch’s reliability and technological excellence as a LTE-M chipset provider. Sequans’ Monarch is a highly optimized LTE-M/NB-IoT chip platform. 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. It also provides enhanced coverage modes that extend coverage for deep-indoor and remote deployments. Monarch integrates baseband, RF, power management, and RAM in a single package. The platform supports advanced features, including programmable RF filtering for global band support in a Single-SKU™, and proprietary dynamic power management technology, enabling industry-leading, rock bottom low power consumption of 1 uA.

The certification of Monarch for LTE-M by KDDI follows the certification of Sequans’ LTE Cat 1 Calliope chip received from KDDI last year.

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. KDDI is a telecommunication service provider in Japan, offering both mobile and fixed-line communications.