PARIS, FRANCE: 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications and Gemtek, a leading manufacturer of broadband wireless solutions, have collaborated in bringing a new TD-LTE desktop CPE to market. Gemtek has developed the CPE, based on Sequans’ LTE UE chip, for large-scale operator trials in India and for subsequent commercial deployments.
“Sequans has been working with Gemtek for many years on 4G device development and we are pleased to continue our work with them on new LTE devices,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “Gemtek has a reputation for delivering cost-effective, high performance devices to mobile operators and here they have delivered a sleek and powerful LTE device that is very well-designed for desktop usage.”
Gemtek’s new TD-LTE indoor CPE is based on Sequans’ SQN3000 series LTE SOCs, which support up to 100 Mbps throughput and 20 MHz channels, and comply with 3GPP standards. The device also features web-based configuration and supports VOIP and WiFi.
“We expect the new CPE to begin commercial deployment in the third quarter of 2011,” said James Ting, GM, Broadband Wireless Business Unit, Gemtek. “In the coming months, we intend to bring to market additional LTE devices based on Sequans chips, including an outdoor CPE and a USB dongle.”