Clearwire has confirmed that Chinese vendor Huawei is one of two vendors, the other being Samsung, that will build its planned TD-LTE network. By Sue Marek
Clearwire’s decision to contract Huawei is notable because last month the US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence recommended that US companies avoid using equipment from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE because the two vendors pose a security threat and potentially have ties to the Chinese military. Both Huawei and ZTE have denied those claims and so has the Chinese government.
In a statement to FierceWireless, Clearwire CTO John Saw said that there are no longer domestic suppliers of radio base station equipment and that Samsung and Huawei base stations are deployed at the edge of the network, while the core network equipment is being provided by domestic vendors Cisco and Ciena.
FierceWireless: Clearwire selects Huawei as one of its LTE vendors; TelecomTV content partner.
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