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Sequans’ LTE Cat 1 Technology Selected by Wivity For Industrial IoT Modem

Sequans Calliope LTE Cat1 module

LTE for IoT chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. announced that Wivity Inc. has chosen Sequans’ Calliope LTE Cat 1* chipset platform to power its swappable LTE modems for industrial IoT.

The Wivity platform enables IoT and M2M devices to connect to any wireless network in the world using interchangeable wireless modems.

“As we begin to implement our vision of a single platform for Wi-Fi, cellular, satellite, and LPWAN, it is important to have technology partners that stay current with new standards as they are commercialized,” said Alfred Tom, CEO of Wivity. “Sequans offers best-in-class LTE connectivity with an aggressive road map that matches the expectations of our customers.”

Craig Miller, Sequans’ VP of marketing, said:

“The Wivity solution is unique in the industry and offers IoT device makers plug-and-play options for connecting to wireless networks as needed. It’s a solution that solves a key problem for device makers and we are excited to be chosen by Wivity to be part of it.”

Wivity is using Sequans’ Calliope LTE Platform, an-IoT-optimized chipset solution designed specifically for LTE Cat 1 applications such as smart meters and home automation solutions. Calliope comprises baseband and RF, an integrated IoT applications processor running Sequans’ carrier-proven LTE protocol stack, an IMS client, and a comprehensive software package for over-the-air device management and packet routing.

* LTE Category 1 (Cat 1) technology is the lowest throughput category of the existing LTE standard and is compatible with today’s existing LTE networks. Cat 1 LTE has been optimized for IoT use and recently deployed by major LTE operators, including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and NTT DoCoMo. LTE Cat 1 is ideal for certain IoT applications, including vehicle telematics, security systems, industrial IoT modems, and smart meters, and is expected to be used for these types of applications even when new narrowband LTE-M and NB-IoT (Release 13) networks are launched.
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