Sequans and Expway Announce LTE Broadcast over Wi-Fi Solution
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.
According to company, the platform is commercially ready now and has been tested and proven by multiple operators in multiple countries over the last six months. Using jointly developed system architecture, combining Sequans’ eMBMS-capable chipset with Expway’s LTE broadcast middleware, companies have 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.
Sequans and Expway have a long history of collaboration in LTE broadcast and jointly provided technology for several public showcases of LTE broadcast by operators at major sporting events, including the LTE Multicast demo of Verizon Wireless at Super Bowl 2014 and the LTE broadcast demo of Orange at the French Open last summer.