Sequans Communications S.A. announced that its dual-mode LTE-M/NB-IoT Monarch chip and a Monarch-based module, GM01Q, have been certified for LTE-M by Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications providers.
The certification means that IoT devices built using Monarch or the Monarch GM01Q module will interoperate with Deutsche Telekom’s networks and can be used to enable LTE-M low power, wide area devices such as tracking, sensing, and monitoring devices in numerous industries including energy, smart home, smart city, agriculture, and transportation.
Georges Karam, Sequans CEO, said:
“Being certified by Deutsche Telekom is very important to our customers building LTE-M devices for Europe, and we are pleased to have the stamp of approval from Deutsche Telekom for our Monarch platform.”
“Monarch is now certified by many carriers worldwide and our customers will benefit from this proven maturity as they build low power IoT devices for global use. Also the certification of our Monarch GM01Q module, which includes an LTE-optimized transceiver and a Single-SKU™ RF front end, further accelerates the time to market for new IoT devices.”
“Deutsche Telekom is pleased to certify Sequans’ Monarch technology and make it available to our IoT customers,” said Wayne Gilbert, Head of IoT Integration and Validation at Deutsche Telekom.
“Jointly with Sequans and our other partners, we are committed to offering world-class connectivity modules that are tested and certified for use on our networks. By using Deutsche Telekom certified modules, such as the Monarch GM01Q, customers are assured that their IoT devices will interoperate with our networks and deliver the performance needed to ensure a successful business case.”