D2’s mCUE® converged 4G mobile software paired with Sequans’ LTE chipsets gives OEMs a turnkey solution for LTE networks
Chicago, IL (4G World 2011) and Santa Barbara, CA – October 26, 2011 — D2 Technologies, the market leader in embedded IP communications software platforms, today announced that it has extended its long-standing relationship with 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications to meet the demand for turnkey LTE solutions. D2’s mCUE®, a converged 4G mobile communications client for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and RCS video calling applications, has been successfully paired with a Sequans LTE chipset. This paves the way for OEMs, ODMs and carriers to utilize a more economical and complete 4G communications solution over LTE in new devices to deliver advanced supplementary services such as video calling/sharing, instant messaging, whiteboarding, location sharing, network address book, multiple device support and more.
In addition to this collaboration, the two companies recently marked significant milestones in the commercialization of LTE. Last month, D2’s mCUE and its underlying vPort embedded IMS VoIP software platform successfully completed the VoLTE Interoperability Testing Event in Beijing, China and Dusseldorf, Germany, organized by the MultiService Forum. Separately, Sequans recently announced three new LTE baseband chips and a companion RF chip targeting a wide variety of handsets and mobile broadband devices and supporting all global FDD and TDD LTE networks. Sequans also recently disclosed that it is participating in China Mobile’s large scale TD-LTE trial network in Shenzhen, China.
“Sequans is growing its product line to match the growing adoption rate for LTE around the globe,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “By working with D2 Technologies to pair our LTE solutions with mCUE, we can help our customers accelerate time-to-market for a variety of VoLTE optimized devices that offer rock-solid reliability and a lower implementation cost.”
Sequans’ SQN3010 first-generation LTE chip, which was used by D2 in the VoLTE development, is designed for a variety of broadband wireless devices, including portable hotspots, USB dongles and broadband CPE. Sequans’ newly-announced second-generation LTE chipsets combine outstanding performance and extremely low power consumption in a very small package, enabling fully-mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.
“Through interoperability testing and trials, we’ve proven that VoLTE is ready for deployment in 4G mobile networks,” said Doug Makishima, chief operating officer for D2. “LTE’s high bandwidth, low latency and advanced QoS capabilities are ideal for delivering IMS rich IP communication services such as HD voice and video calls. By partnering with Sequans, one of the world leaders in developing chipsets for LTE and WiMAX, we are offering OEMs and carriers one of the first turnkey solutions that enables them to economically create new devices that take advantage of these benefits.”
About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications S,A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a 4G chipmaker, supplying LTE and WiMAX chips to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003 to address the WiMAX market, the company expanded in early 2009 to address the LTE market. Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices throughout the world, including United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and China. Visit www.sequans.com; follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/sequans.
About D2 Technologies
D2 is the recognized leader in converged IP communications for next generation devices. Manufacturers and service providers rely on D2 software to deliver carrier-grade IP communications across any network (WiFi, WiMAX, LTE, cellular, broadband, PSTN), service (voice, video, IM chat, SMS, presence/status, etc.) and system (IP PBX, UC, carrier, social network, etc.) for a broad range of fixed and mobile devices. From processing billions of VoIP minutes each month to adding enhanced IP communications for Android™, learn how D2 software is converging communications at www.D2Tech.com or follow the company on Twitter @D2Tech.