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Sequans Communications S.A. Selects Altran Group to Test LTE User Equipments (UEs)

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA, February 28, 2012 – Altran 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.

Altran 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 chip makers engineering team to identify and resolve potential issues. Altran will leverage its 4G-LTE Lab in Gurgaon, India to enable enhanced troubleshooting and diagnoses.

In addition, Altran 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.

“Altran 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 Altran’s unique abilities to support chip makers, device manufacturers, and operators in their 4G/ LTE deployments,” said Hamid Modarressi, Altran 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 chip maker, 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 Altran

Altran (formerly Aricent) is a global design and engineering company innovating for customers for what comes next in North America and beyond. We lead our clients into the future by solving their most complex engineering services needs and mission critical software framework solutions. For decades, we have helped companies connect new things and scale with intention. We bring differentiated value to market faster in focused industries to help transform products, brands, companies and start-ups. Based in San Francisco, frog, the global leader in innovation and product design, is also part of Altran.

For more information, please visit  https://northamerica.altran.com
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For further information, contact:

Heather Peterson
Americas: Sonus PR for Altran Group
Tel: +1-925-788-9039
Email: heather.peterson@sonuspr.com

Jenny Taylor
Europe: Sonus PR for Altran Group
Tel: +44-20-7851-4850
Email: jenny.taylor@sonuspr.com