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Thursday 08 July, 2010


Sagem Wireless and ST-Ericsson to partner on LTE

 ST-Ericsson and Sagem Wireless collaborate on multimode platform for launch of
                commercial multimode LTE/HSPA+ products in 2010

Geneva, Switzerland, Cergy-Pontoise, France, July 8, 2010 - Sagem Wireless, a
leader in the design and delivery of customised connected lifestyle devices and
services, and ST-Ericsson, a world leader in wireless platforms and
semiconductors, are to partner on the development of multimode LTE/HSPA+
reference designs, devices and modules. Sagem Wireless and ST-Ericsson are
collaborating on a multimode platform, which can connect to LTE, HSPA+, 3G and
GSM networks, to develop a mobile broadband modem to be launched before the end
of 2010.

Supporting downlink speeds of up to 100 Mbps via LTE and 21 Mbps via HSPA+,
Sagem Wireless' dongle modems will enable Internet Gateways to offer ultra high
speed wireless access. These modems will also enable laptops to get online
wherever there is mobile coverage, giving end-users a high level of

There are now 61 live commercial HSPA+ networks in 34 countries and 80 mobile
operators, spanning 33 countries, are committed to deploying LTE, according to
the GSM Association. Sagem Wireless also plans to use the multimode platform to
produce versatile modules that can bring high-speed mobile connectivity to
laptops, netbooks, tablet computers, machine-to- machine (M2M) applications and
other devices.

"Working with ST-Ericsson on LTE will enable Sagem Wireless to be at the
forefront of the development of state-of-the-art devices and modules modems that
can connect to the world's fastest mobile networks," said Yves Portalier, EVP,
Strategic Planning of Sagem Wireless. "ST-Ericsson's single family of platforms
will also enable Sagem Wireless to produce a wide range of devices faster and
more cost-effectively than if we had to juggle multiple incompatible platforms."

"We have developed our multimode platform to enable people to connect to the
best available mobile network wherever they are, whether that be with LTE,
HSPA+, 3G or GSM, switching between different access technologies effortlessly
and seamlessly," said Pascal Langlois, Senior Vice President, Chief Sales and
Marketing Officer of ST-Ericsson. "The fact that the platform is ready to make
its debut in commercial devices in 2010 further underlines ST-Ericsson's strong
position in the development of LTE device platforms and Sagem Wireless'
system-level and RF integration expertise."

Notes to Editors
Today's announcement builds on the March 4 announcement by Sagem Wireless and
ST-Ericsson of a strategic partnership to co-operate on the development of a
wide range of wireless

ST-Ericsson and Ericsson announced in December that they had successfully
achieved mobility between LTE and HSPA networks, using a multimode LTE/HSPA
device based on ST-Ericsson's platform.

Read more about ST-Ericsson empowering the mobile broadband revolution:

ST-Ericsson's media room:

About ST-Ericsson
ST-Ericsson is a world leader in developing and delivering a complete portfolio
of innovative mobile platforms and cutting-edge wireless semiconductor solutions
across the broad spectrum of mobile technologies.  The company is a leading
supplier to the top handset manufacturers and ST-Ericsson's products and
technologies enable more than half of all phones in use today.  The company
generated pro-forma sales of about USD 2.7 billion in 2009.  ST-Ericsson was
established as a 50/50 joint venture by STMicroelectronics and Ericsson in
February 2009, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.  More information on
ST-Ericsson is available

About Sagem Wireless
Sagem Wireless provides customised connected lifestyle devices and services to
leading consumer lifestyle brands and mobile network operators worldwide.  Using
technology innovation and customer insight as strategic tools in the product
design process, Sagem Wireless develops a range of connected lifestyle devices
personalised to the specific needs of different customer segments. With industry
leading technology partners and its own R&D centres based in Europe and Asia,
Sagem Wireless offers pre-requisite manufacturing expertise intrinsic to the
product design process that relies on both flexibility and the highest level of
quality to assure successful entry into new and existing markets.  For more


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Sagem Wireless
UK Media:
Matt Ball - AxiCom (for Sagem Wireless)
Tel: +44 20 8392 4077
Email:[email protected]

French Media:
Laure Bilhere - Cohn & Wolfe (for Sagem Wireless)
Tel: +33 1 49 70 43 78
Email:[email protected]



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