LTE for IoT chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. announced that its Monarch LTE-M chip has successfully passed interoperability testing with leading European mobile operator Orange.
Sequans has been collaborating with Orange for many years with the goal of supporting the operator’s LTE-M strategy and accelerating the growth of its LTE for IoT ecosystem.
“We are pleased to support Orange with their LTE-M network strategy and now that our Monarch chip is proven interoperable with their network equipment, we are ready for the next phase, and expect to see numerous Monarch-powered IoT devices launching on Orange’s LTE-M network,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO.
“Sequans’ Monarch technology enables low cost and low power LTE-M IoT devices and supports our strategy to deploy LTE-M as a priority all over Europe,” said Luc Savage, VP, Devices Enterprise IoT, Orange.
“LTE-M is especially useful for IoT use cases where support of mobility, real-time bi-directional link, and low and medium throughput is key, and Sequans’ Monarch is proven solution, already designed into many of these types of devices around the world.”
“Our Monarch technology provides a proven and truly valuable solution that can deploy all over Europe and indeed all over the world using a single hardware SKU that can operate on any frequency band,” said Karam.