ZTEWelink Selects Sequans for New LTE-Advanced CPE

SEQUANS Cassiopeia

LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications announced that its LTE-Advanced chipset platform, Cassiopeia, with dual-carrier aggregation and category 6 throughput, has been selected by ZTEWelink for a new high performance CPE for LTE networks operating on LTE bands 42 and 43, primarily used in regions including southeast Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and Europe. The operator-certified ZTEWelink WF830 is a fixed wireless router qualified for use on ZTE deployed infrastructure and designed to meet the integrated data, voice and Wi-Fi access needs of residential, business and enterprise users.

“We chose Sequans technology for the WF830 because of the robust LTE-Advanced capabilities of the Cassiopeia platform that has been well-proven in the marketplace,” said Sanqiang Liu, Product General Manager, ZTEWelink. “Cassiopeia’s carrier aggregation capability is flexible and robust, allowing for advanced MIMO operation and very high throughput. Sequans’ support was excellent throughout, especially during the operator certification process.”

The WF830 consists of an outdoor data CPE unit and an indoor multiservice gateway unit that supports advanced networking and WLAN AP functionalities. It enables wide service coverage and provides high data throughput and networking features to customers who need easy broadband access along with Wi-Fi connectivity.

“We are pleased to contribute our technology to the new LTE-Advanced ZTEWelink CPE,” said Craig Miller, Sequans VP of marketing. “It provides very high LTE performance enabling integrated access for data, voice, and Internet in one powerful unit.”

The LTE-Advanced chip inside the ZTEWelink WF830 is Sequans’ Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced platform, compliant with 3GPP Release 10 specifications. Cassiopeia supports highly flexible dual-carrier aggregation that allows the combination of any two carriers of any size up to 20 MHz each, contiguous or non-contiguous, inter-band or intra-band. Cassiopeia also supports other Release 10 enhancements such as new MIMO schemes, enhanced inter-cell interference coordination (eICIC) schemes for heterogeneous networks (HetNets), and improvements to eMBMS (evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service) or LTE broadcast. Cassiopeia features Sequans’ advanced receiver technology for improved performance. Cassiopeia can support additional optional features, including envelope tracking and secure boot, at customer request.

Source: Sequans Communications S.A.