Sequans Communications announced that KDDI, one of Japan’s largest mobile operators, has certified Sequans’ Monarch chip for LTE-M and it is now approved to operate in IoT devices on KDDI’s LTE-M network.
“With Sequans Monarch now being certified on our LTE-M network, we look forward to it being connected to a multitude of IoT services.” said Hiroshi Tsuji, general manager of KDDI’s Product and Device Technology Department.
“The certification of Monarch by KDDI gives the green light to many devices already in production and speeds them to launch,” said Georges Karam, Sequans’ CEO.
“We are dedicated to supporting KDDI in their LTE for IoT strategy, first in LTE Cat 1 and now in LTE-M, and are proud to have reached this important milestone with KDDI, allowing many new IoT devices to come to life.”
Certification by KDDI proves Monarch’s reliability and technological excellence as at LTE-M chip solution. The certification of Monarch for LTE-M by KDDI follows the certification of Sequans’ LTE Cat 1 Calliope chip received from KDDI last year.