Wisol, Sequans collaborate on new family of LTE for IoT modules

LTE for IoT chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) said Wisol, a manufacturer of wireless connectivity modules, will use Sequans´ Monarch LTE Cat M1/NB1 chip, Calliope LTE Cat 1 chipset, and Colibri LTE Cat 4 chipset to design a new family of modules for M2M and IoT applications.

Wisol will design, market, and sell the new IoT-optimized modules, using Wisol´s technologies and components, to its customers worldwide, including in the USA, Japan, and Korea.

Wisol´s LTE-M module is based on Sequans´ Monarch LTE platform, the world´s first and most highly-optimized LTE-M (Cat M1) and NB-IoT (Cat NB1) chip, and a member of Sequans´ StreamliteLTE family of products for IoT devices. Monarch is purpose-built for narrowband IoT applications, including sensors, wearables, and other low-data, low-power M2M and IoT devices. It includes unique RF filtering technology that enables, within a single hardware design and at no added cost, a true single, worldwide SKU with multi-band support for universal and flexible IoT implementation.

The new Sequans-powered Wisol modules are expected to begin sampling in the middle of 2017.

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a provider of single-mode 4G LTE semiconductor solutions 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 4G technology and its chips are certified and shipping in 4G networks around the world.

Wisol is a global manufacturer of RF total solutions, including SAW filter components and various short-range and LPWA wireless connectivity modules for the IoT market. With advanced technologies, precision packaging capabilities, and highly-qualified experience in manufacturing wireless modules and system-in-package (SiP) solutions, Wisol provides advanced module solutions to serve the worldwide IoT market.