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  • indano indano Jan 17, 2013 8:23 AM Flag

    Huawei: Base Stations & Handsets 4 Clearwire

    From last October and Today.
    Huawei a provider to China Mobile is preparing some table scraps for Clearwire.
    Huawei figures prominently as a provider of LOW COST TD-LTE Handsets for China Mobile (and Clearwire).
    Apple also building a low cost TD-LTE handset for "emerging" technologies - in other words China Mobile (and Clearwire).

    We're sitting on a Gold Mine!!


    Taiwan makers to face strong competition from Huawei in China TD-LTE market
    Jan 17 2013

    The China government is very likely to release TD-LTE licenses in the second half of 2013 and consequently China Mobile will procure a considerable volume of TD-LTE terminal devices, however, Taiwan-based makers hold the opinion that they will face strong competition from China-based fellow maker Huawei Technologies.

    China Mobile has set up trial TD-LTE networks in more than 10 cities in China and Huawei is a major supplier of TD-LTE base station equipment, the sources indicated. Therefore, Huawei will have an advantage competing for China Mobile's orders for TD-LTE terminal devices, the sources pointed out.

    In addition, Huawei adopts TD-LTE chip solutions developed by its subsidiary HiSilicon Technologies and such chips are significantly less expensive than Qualcomm-developed chips adopted by Taiwan-based makers, making Huawei more competitive in terms of price, the sources noted.

    Fri Oct 26, 2012

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wireless service provider Clearwire Corp said on Friday it will use equipment from China's Huawei in a high-speed network upgrade it starts in 2013, with the blessing of the U.S. government.

    Clearwire said it reviewed its plans "with the technical arms of multiple federal agencies" and that it has "great respect for the U.S. government and their oversight role over the nation's infrastructure."

    The decision follows a U.S. congressional report earlier this month that said Huawei network equipment should be kept out of the U.S. market as potential Chinese state influence could pose a security threat.

    Clearwire, which already uses Huawei gear for its existing service, plans to use the Chinese vendor's technology to upgrade its network in markets where Huawei equipment is already in use, according to a statement attributed to Clearwire Chief Technology Officer John Saw.

    He said Huawei represents less than 5 percent of Clearwire's total budget for the network upgrade to Long Term Evolution Technology and that the company is "materially reducing their footprint" for its LTE network.

    The company said it will require all its vendors equipment and software to pass extensive testing by a third party company that is approved by the U.S. government to vet critical infrastructure systems for security weaknesses and threats.

    Clearwire outlined plans for its network upgrade by the end of June 2013 on Thursday.

    It named South Korea's Samsung Electronics, along with U.S. companies Cisco Systems and Ciena Corp as its other equipment vendors for the upgrade.

    Sweden's Ericsson will maintain the network.

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