Sequans Communications S.A. Selects Aricent Group to Test LTE User Equipments (UEs) Aricent to Help Sequans Expand Its Footprint among Device Manufacturers and Operators

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services company, announced today it is working with Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) a 4G chipset vendor, to deliver field and lab testing of User Equipment (UE) like M2M devices, Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), Smartphones, and USB dongles, which are based on the SEQUANS 4G-LTE chipsets.

Aricent Group's Network Consulting and Integration Services (NCIS) team has a great depth of LTE experience, which will be leveraged during solution integration and testing at Sequans' customer sites worldwide. The project requires the rapid mobilization of a worldwide team highly specialized in 4G technologies to analyze root causes and guide the chipmaker's engineering team to identify and resolve potential issues. Aricent will leverage its 4G-LTE Lab in Gurgaon, India to enable enhanced troubleshooting and diagnoses.

In addition, Aricent Group's Device Testing offering will enable Sequans to participate in acceptance and conformance testing as per LTE-3GPP specifications and will help operators accept and deploy SEQUANS products into their networks.

"Aricent Group's strong expertise in next generation technologies and in-depth understanding of end-to-end LTE environments helps our customers shorten the time-to-market for their new Sequans-based LTE designs," said Sequans' Vice President of worldwide sales, Sylvie Deschamps.

"This engagement underscores Aricent's unique abilities to support chip makers, device manufacturers, and operators in their 4G/ LTE deployments," said Hamid Modarressi, Aricent Group Vice President of Business Development. "Our best-in-class achievements in device and protocol testing will enable clients such as Sequans to create significant competitive advantages and rapidly grow their footprint among device manufacturers and operators."

About Sequans
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. www.sequans.com; Twitter: www.twitter.com/sequans

About the Aricent Group

The Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company that helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the connected world. Bringing together the communications technology expertise of Aricent with the creative vision and user experience prowess of frog, the Aricent Group provides a unique portfolio of innovation capabilities that seamlessly combines consumer insights, strategy, design, software engineering, and systems integration. The client base includes communications service providers, equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device makers, and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company's investors are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta Partners, and The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.

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