Sequans in LTE chipset deal with Comba Telecom

Sequans Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced PlatformChipmaker Sequans Communications announced its LTE chipset deal with Comba Telecom for supplying its Cassiopeia, LTE-Advanced chipset platform.

Comba Telecom will utilize Cassiopeia chipset, which features dual-carrier aggregation and category 6 throughput, for the new high performance CPE and mobile routers in its CP2600 product. The devices are designed to meet the integrated data, voice and Wi-Fi access needs of residential, business and enterprise users.

“Our goal is to meet the needs of various types of home and business customers and Cassiopeia’s flexible carrier aggregation capability with advanced MIMO operation and very high throughput, enabled us to do this,” said Kurt Xiang, director of Wireless Access Products, Comba Telecom.

The CP2600 product includes mobile routers and indoor and outdoor CPE based on Sequans’ Cassiopeia platform. The CP2600 products support LTE-Advanced Category 6 throughput, Wi-Fi, and carrier aggregation for LTE TDD and FDD bands.

France-based Sequans said Cassiopeia is compliant with 3GPP Release 10 specifications and supports 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 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.