Monday, August 10, 2009

Clearwire Adds Huawei as WiMAX Supplier

Clearwire Communications has added Huawei to a vendor list that includes Motorola, Samsung, Cisco, Ciena and DragonWave.

Under the new agreement announced today, Huawei will supply WiMAX radio access network (RAN) equipment to facilitate Clearwire's rollout across the U.S. Specifically, Huawei will provide several key infrastructure pieces, including base stations, element management system (EMS) components, and related network hardware and software.  As part of today's announcement, Clearwire named several other strategic suppliers for the network rollout, which include: Motorola and Samsung for RAN equipment; Cisco for the core Internet Protocol (IP) Next-Generation Network infrastructure; Ciena for base station switching; and DragonWave for the network's microwave backhaul transport; Motorola also provides additional microwave backhaul equipment. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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