Sequans, NTT DOCOMO to speed adoption of NB-IoT technology in Japan

LTE for IoT chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced that it has executed an agreement with NTT DOCOMO, INC., the mobile operator in Japan, to accelerate the development of NB-IoT devices and applications on DOCOMO´s network, using Sequans´ Monarch LTE Platform, the world´s most highly optimized LTE-M/NB-IoT chip solution, and Monarch N, an NB-IoT-only version of Monarch, the company said.

The two companies have been working together for several years, beginning first with LTE Cat 1 technology, then with LTE-M, and now with NB-IoT. The goal of the new agreement is to develop and mature an end-to-end NB-IoT ecosystem in Japan.

Monarch is the industry´s most highly integrated LTE Cat M1/NB1 chip, whereby baseband, RF transceiver, power management, and RAM memory are integrated into a single, tiny 6.5 x 8.5 mm package. Monarch is fully compliant with the 3GPP´s Release 13 definitions for narrowband LTE (LTE-M and NB-IoT).

Sequans Communications is a 4G chipmaker and provider of single-mode LTE chipset solutions to wireless device manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003, Sequans has developed and delivered six generations of 4G technology and its chips are certified and shipping in 4G networks, both LTE and WiMAX, around the world. Visit Sequans online at;;