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AT&T Completes Sequans Monarch LTE Platform Validation

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by December 20, 2017 General

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced that its Monarch™ LTE
Cat M1/NB1 Platform has completed AT&T’s ADAPT chipset validation
program and is now ready to support module certifications. Monarch is
the world’s first LTE-M chip built from the ground up to comply with the
3GPP Release13/14 standard. Monarch is a single chip solution comprising
baseband, RF, power amplifiers, and memory, and is optimized in both
hardware and software for the design of IoT devices.

“Having AT&T’s stamp of approval marks a key milestone in the life of
Monarch, the leading LTE Cat M1 chip in the world,” said Georges Karam,
Sequans CEO. “For our customers launching devices on AT&T’s network it
means high quality, faster time to market, and an overall reduction in
development time and cost for Monarch-based IoT modules and devices.

“All of our module partners who are building Monarch-based modules are
leveraging our ADAPT certification to finalize their module
certifications, and one of them, Wistron NeWeb (WNC), has already
achieved approval of their IMS2 module that is now available through AT&T’s
IoT Accelerator Program.”

“Sequans’ Monarch provided an excellent basis for the IMS2 module,” said
Johnson Hsu, VP and GM, Connected Home Business Group, WNC. “Monarch’s
ultra low power consumption and other advanced features enabled us to
deliver a powerful IoT module to AT&T’s IoT Accelerator Program.”

“Our ecosystem of LTE-M devices is enriched with the approval of
Sequans’ Monarch chipset,” said Cameron Coursey, VP, Internet of Things
Solutions, AT&T. “Our goal is to offer our customers a wide array of
cost effective, low power consuming LTE IoT modules, and we are pleased
to have Monarch-based modules now available through AT&T channels.”

“We are thrilled to see more of our module partners getting their
Monarch-powered devices certified by leading operators and we look
forward to seeing more LTE-M devices launching soon on AT&T’s leading
network,” said Karam.

AT&T’s ADAPT chipset validation processes assure device makers that
Sequans’ Monarch Platform and modules based on it meet AT&T’s stringent
performance, interoperability, and feature requirements, and are
approved for use in devices and modules operating on the AT&T 4G LTE-M
network.

Among Monarch’s key features are its ultra low power consumption,
allowing very long battery life for IoT devices, and its programmable RF
filtering technology that enables a single hardware design (Single-SKU)
to operate on any LTE band worldwide. Monarch
is a member of Sequans’ StreamliteLTE product family.

Sequans has numerous module partners building modules based on Sequans’
Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT Platform. Please visit Sequans’ Module
Partners web page for a full listing of available modules with
specifications and certification status.

About Sequans Communications

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a leading provider of
single-mode 4G LTE semiconductor solutions for the Internet of Things
(IoT) and a wide range of broadband data devices. Founded in 2003,
Sequans has developed and delivered seven generations of 4G technology
and its chips are certified and shipping in 4G networks around the
world. Today, Sequans offers two LTE product lines: StreamrichLTE™,
optimized for feature-rich mobile computing and home/portable router
devices, and StreamliteLTE™, optimized for M2M devices and other
connected devices for the IoT. Sequans is based in Paris, France with
additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong
Kong, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans
online at www.sequans.com; www.facebook.com/sequans; www.twitter.com/sequans

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