Sequans and Avnet Agree on Global Distribution Deal

February 14, 2020 Perry Cohen

Sequans Communications S.A. and Avnet announced a distribution agreement stating Avnet will promote and sell Sequans’ IoT chips and modules. The company will also will exclusively promote and sell Sequans’ Monarch Go, an LTE-M/NB-IoT modem component designed for and certified by Verizon.  Monarch Go enables new IoT devices to launch on Verizon with no additional testing required, significantly reducing time to market.

In addition to Monarch Go, Avnet will resell and promote Sequans’ other IoT module solutions, including solutions for IoT/ M2M, broadband/CBRS, and all of their associated evaluation and development kits.

Monarch Go, which was recently announced by Verizon and Sequans, is based on Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M Monarch technology and was designed and built for Verizon in order to offer device makers the lowest total cost of ownership and shortest possible route to market for new IoT devices launching on Verizon. Monarch Go comes certified by Verizon as an end device, with no further certification required in the USA, drastically reducing the time to market to a matter of days. Monarch Go comes with a Verizon data plan and a pre-installed ThingSpace IoT SIM.

For more information, visit Avnet’s website.

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Perry Cohen

Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation in addition to podcast production. He also assists with the publication’s social media efforts which include strategic posting, follower engagement, and social media analysis. Before joining the ECD editorial team, Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including (Phoenix), (Phoenix),, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university. He can be reached by email at <a href=""></a>. Follow Perry’s work and ECD content on his twitter account @pcohen21.

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