Monday, August 14, 2006

Leap Wireless Selects Huawei for CDMA2000

Leap Wireless selected Huawei Technologies for its 3G rollouts in Spokane, Washington, Boise, Idaho, and Reno, Nevada. The agreement represents the first commercial contract between the companies and is a significant win for Huawei in the U.S. market. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The contract calls for a Huawei CDMA2000 network with 1xEV-DO Rev A capable BTS. The solutions will include Huawei's SoftX3000-Softswitch, Air Bridge BSC6600, UMG8900-Universal Media Gateway, and High Capacity BTS 3606. The implementation of this distributed network will reduce the long-distance backhaul while simultaneously supporting 1xEV-DO Rev 0 and Rev A.

Huawei noted that its CDMA solutions currently serve more than 40 million CDMA subscribers worldwide. The company has more than 3,000 engineers engaged in CDMA research and development.


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