Monday, October 10, 2005

Nortel to Supply CDMA 2000 1X, EV-DO to Cricket, ANB

Nortel announced contracts collectively valued at US$130 million to supply CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO wireless technology to Cricket Communications (a subsidiary of LEAP Wireless) and Alaska Native Broadband 1 License. The agreements with Leap and ANB call for Nortel to deploy CDMA2000 1X and EV-DO radio base stations, base station controllers, CDMA Packet MSC switching and other related equipment in various Leap markets and in additional markets that Leap and ANB obtained through the FCC's Auction 58 earlier in 2005. These markets include: San Diego, Houston and Temple/Killeen, Texas for Leap; and San Antonio, Austin, Cincinnati, Lexington, Louisville and Bryan/College Station, Texas for ANB.

Nortel recently replaced existing Leap infrastructure equipment in Modesto, Merced and Visalia, Calif., and was selected as the CDMA infrastructure supplier for Leap's new market build in Fresno, Calif.


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