Specifically, Huawei will provide several key infrastructure pieces, including base stations, element management system (EMS) components, and related network hardware and software.Clearwire said former suppliers Motorola and Samsung remain on the WiMAX provider's preferred list, along with Cisco, Ciena and microwave backhaul specialist Dragonwave.
According to Clearwire chief technology officer John Saw, Huawei will be providing base station technology that offers "a significant improvement in coverage and quality," thereby leading to lower costs for Clearwire network deployment. The Chinese supplier's aggressive pursuit of matters WiMAX includes 2,000 engineers working on WiMAX, according to Charlie Chen, senior VP of marketing for Huawei USA.
Clearwire said Huawei gear will first be used in Hawaii and Seattle, two markets where Clearwire has scheduled live rollouts for 2009.
- Related Entries
- Clearwire adds 10 new '4G' markets in old pre-WiMAX cities - Aug 03, 2009
- New marketing message comes through loud and 'Clear' in Vegas - Jul 23, 2009
- Cisco Delivers WiMAX Wake-Up Call With Clearwire Deal - May 14, 2009
- Clearwire Prepping Portable WiMax/Wi-Fi Router - Jan 12, 2009
- Clearwire's Wolff: 'Full Speed Ahead' with WiMax - Dec 06, 2008
- Clearwire Mum on Xohm Launches, Says LTE a Possibility - Dec 01, 2008
- Clearwire's 100-Day Agenda: Devices, VoIP and Roaming - Nov 30, 2008
- Taking a Deeper Look at the Clearwire Deal -- Again - Nov 24, 2008
- WiMax Test Drive -- Roamin' on Xohm in Chicago - Nov 14, 2008
- Introducing the 'Clearwire NTK' Research Series -- Deep Insight for Less Than $5 - Jun 13, 2009