Paris-based 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. is teaming with Clearwire for accelerating the manufacture of LTE  devices for Clearwire’s planned TDD-LTE network and “to optimize the user experience for Clearwire’s customers,” the two say.

The two companies will work together on performance testing and certification; standards development; and the creation of devices to support multi-band, multi-mode TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE solutions.

Clearwire expects that multi-band, multi-mode TDD-LTE devices that can run on its network and on other networks will be commercially available in 2013.

The background: 

>> Sequans says it is one of the first to provide China Mobile with working silicon for the launch of the world’s first TDD-LTE demonstration network in Shanghai in May 2010. Sequans’ TDD-LTE technology is operating in commercial networks in Brazil and Australia.?
>> Clearwire’s LTE Advanced-ready network will operate according to the 3GPP Band 41 specification, which aligns to Clearwire’s 2.6 GHz licenses it plans to activate in  the 100 largest U.S. markets.

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