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Thales and Sequans Partner for Next Generation Cellular IoT Modules

January 21, 2021 / Bhushan Salkar

Sequans Communications reported that Thales expects to utilize Sequans' second-generation Monarch 2 and Calliope 2 stages as a reason for its new generation of Cinterion IoT LTE-M/NB-IoT and Cat 1 modules.

Thales has been utilizing Sequans' first-generation monstrous IoT modem technology in its Cinterion IoT modules since 2015 and has sent them around the world. The accessibility of Sequans' second-generation massive IoT chips will currently fuel the second period of joint effort pointed toward giving top tier IoT modules to market.

Sequans' Monarch 2 and Calliope 2 technologies convey various progressed highlights and enhancements, including essentially decreased power consumption, higher integration, and a GSMA-agreeable EAL5+ secure territory for coordinated SIM capacity.

“Thales relies on Sequans’ Monarch and Calliope LPWAN modems to provide our Cinterion IoT modules with best-in-class connectivity capability,” said Andreas Haegele, VP IoT at Thales.

“The new Sequans Monarch 2 LTE IoT modem is an exciting breakthrough, providing support for both Cat M1 and Cat NB2 IoT and offering extended coverage, improved power consumption, and longer battery life.

“We are thrilled to extend our long-standing collaboration with Sequans, allowing us to grow our LPWA portfolio and continue to deliver innovative IoT connectivity solutions that drive the IoT forward.”

“Our partnership ensures that Thales IoT customers have the most advanced cellular IoT connectivity solutions available today,” said Didier Dutronc, EVP, Massive IoT, Sequans.

“Cinterion IoT modules are top of the line and, along with Thales expertise in security, Thales IoT customers have exactly what they need to build IoT devices with the capabilities necessary to support massive IoT.”

About Sequans Communications:

Sequans Communications S.A. is a leading developer and provider of 5G and 4G chips and modules for massive, broadband, and critical IoT. For 5G/4G massive IoT applications, Sequans provides a comprehensive product portfolio based on its flagship Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT and Calliope Cat 1 chip platforms, featuring industry-leading low power consumption, a large set of integrated functionalities, and global deployment capability.

About Thales:

Thales is a global high technology leader investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum technology – to build a future we can all trust, which is vital to the development of our societies. The company provides solutions, services and products that help its customers – businesses, organisations and states – in the defence, aeronautics, space, transportation and digital identity and security markets to fulfil their critical missions, by placing humans at the heart of the decision-making process.