Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sequans has been selected as BSNL's WiMAX Chipmaker

WiMAX chipmaker Sequans has been selected to supply chips to Bangalore based PointRed, product subsidiary of Chennai based Gemini Communicati
ons, the major winner of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s (BSNL) contract award for deployment of WiMAX network equipment



The network deployment will comprise 7000 base stations deployed across multiple BSNL networks in several states across India and will deliver commercial broadband and e-governance services. PointRed-Gemini won 40 percent of the large contract.

Sequans is providing WiMAX semiconductor solutions to PointRed for several WiMAX devices, including USB dongles, simple WiMAX modems, Wi-Fi/WiMAX/VoIP modems, and outdoor units. PointRed is a leading wireless product design company and over the last decade has shipped its products to 45 countries for more than 120 mobile operators worldwide.

About PointRed
PointRed Telecom is a decade old wireless design & product company based out of the Silicon Valley of the East, Bangalore India. PointRed products are engineered based on various standard technologies, such as WiFi (IEEE a/b/g), fixed WiMAX (IEEE 802.16d), and Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e). PointRed has shipped its products to 45+ countries spread across 120+ telecom operators worldwide.

About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications is a 4G chipmaker, supplying LTE and WiMAX chips to equipment manufacturers and mobile operators worldwide. Founded in 2004 to address the WiMAX opportunity where it is now a global leader, Sequans has recently expanded to address the LTE market. Sequans chips are inside the world’s leading WiMAX networks and will soon be inside the world’s leading LTE networks. Sequans is based in Paris, with additional offices throughout the world, including USA, United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan.

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