Sequans Networks Certified by Japan's 3 Largest Mobile Operators

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS), provider of LTE for IoT chips and modules, announced that its Monarch SiP (system-in-package) and Monarch GM01Q module, have been approved for use by Japan´s three largest mobile operators, the company said.

Both devices are based on Sequans´ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT chip. Monarch SiP is co-designed with Skyworks and integrates the multi-band RF front end module of Skyworks into a tiny package using conformal shielding that enables it to meet the size requirements of the smallest IoT devices. Both Monarch GM01Q and Monarch SiP are designed to be total solutions for device makers to build IoT devices with the ultra-low power consumption and enhanced coverage capabilities that are needed for successful IoT business cases.

According to industry analysts, IoT in Japan is booming and IoT devices are being deployed in market sectors including metering, agriculture, transportation, e-payment, surveillance, and digital signage. Statista Research predicts the value of the Japan IoT market will reach 1.83 trillion yen by 2024.

Sequans´ Monarch GM01Q module comprises Sequans´ Monarch chip and other elements necessary for a complete LTE modem system. These include an LTE-optimized transceiver, a complete Single SKU™ RF front-end to support LTE bands worldwide, and key interfaces, all in a single compact LGA package (20 x 21 x 1.5 mm) that can cost-effectively support numerous IoT application types.

Sequans´ Monarch SiP, similar to GM01Q, includes the universal radio front-end of Skyworks along with specialized packaging, resulting in the world´s smallest and thinnest LTE connectivity solution (8.8 x 10.8 x 0.95 mm), designed for ultra-space-constrained IoT devices, such as healthcare wearables and personal trackers.

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a provider of single-mode LTE chips and modules 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 LTE technology and its chips are certified and shipping in networks around the world. Visit Sequans online at