Sequans Introduces First-of-its-Kind, Low-Cost NB-IoT Module with Integrated SIM Capability
Sequans Communications (NYSE: SQNS) today introduced the first module based on its second-generation Monarch N chip that is optimized for low-cost/low-power NB-IoT operation. The Monarch NB02S is a highly integrated module that sets a new standard for low-cost NB-IoT modules. It features an EAL5+ Secure Element that enables the integration of the SIM inside the module, thereby introducing Module-as-a-SIM™ capability. Based on Sequans’ long and proven experience in 4G and 5G technologies, the NB02S is designed to drive mass adoption of 5G cellular IoT by reducing component count and complexity, therefore reducing BOM, PCB, and manufacturing costs to new low levels. Monarch NB02S features Sequans’ new S-series ultra-small package, using ultra-low-cost PCB. Monarch NB02S inherits first generation Monarch’s proven protocol stack that has been certified by leading operators worldwide, allowing for a seamless software migration from Sequans’ first generation NB01Q module.