Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Clearwire Selects Cisco for Core, Mobile WiMAX Devices

Clearwire has selected Cisco as its national Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) core infrastructure provider. Specifically, Cisco will be the primary IP network solution provider for Clearwire's 4G network. Clearwire has selected and is in the process of the testing and certification of a Cisco IP NGN architecture that includes Cisco 7600 Series Internet routers, Cisco ONS 15454 and Cisco ONS 15310 platforms, Cisco ASA Firewalls, and the Cisco Service and Application Module for IP (SAMI) Home Agent.

In addition, Cisco will build new mobile WiMAX devices for the CLEAR 4G mobile WiMAX service for the consumer, small office or home office (SOHO), and small- and medium-sized business (SMB) markets.


As part of a multi-year network build-out plan with Cisco, the CLEAR 4G mobile WiMAX service will be available in major metropolitan areas across the United States. Clearwire currently provides mobile WiMAX services in Baltimore, Md., and in Portland, Ore., and plans to bring its CLEAR 4G service to more than 80 markets across the United States by the end of 2010.


Cisco is aiming to introduce its first mobile WiMAX device later this year.


Clearwire and Cisco also recently announced their involvement in forming the WiMAX Innovation Network for developers, which will initially cover more than 20 square miles in Silicon Valley. Service is expected to be available to developers by late summer of this year, giving them a head start on the Bay Area's commercial service launch, which is planned for 2010.
http://newsroom.cisco.com
http://www.clearwire.com

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