LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications and LTE broadcast middleware provider, Expway, announced the availability of a new platform for the delivery of LTE broadcast service to an LTE-Wi-Fi router, enabling all devices in range of the Wi-Fi router to receive the LTE broadcast streams. The platform is commercially available in the market and has been tested and proven by multiple operators in multiple countries over the last six months, according to a statement by Sequans. Sequans said that they have a long history of collaboration in LTE broadcast with Expway and have jointly provided technology for several public showcases of LTE broadcast by leading operators at major sporting events, including the LTE Multicast demo of Verizon Wireless at theSuper Bowl 2014 and the LTE broadcast demo of Orange at the French Open last summer.
Craig Miller, VP Worldwide Marketing, Sequans
Using our jointly developed system architecture, combining Sequans’ eMBMS-capable chipset with Expway’s LTE broadcast middleware, we’ve essentially turned the Wi-Fi hotspot into an LTE broadcast gateway where multiple Wi-Fi devices can connect to the gateway and each receive its own channel. We have been collaborating with Expway to develop this exciting new capability for many months and we believe it has great potential to improve the business case for LTE broadcast by increasing the number and types of devices that can receive the LTE broadcast content.
Claude Seyrat, Chief Marketing Officer, Expway
This combination of Expway and Sequans technologies in this new platform is powerful. Its availability will accelerate the development of new services and business cases for the delivery of LTE broadcast content to users for numerous new home and business applications. The solution provides a seamless end-to-end experience along with optimized, standards-compliant performance for an outstanding user experience.