KIRKLAND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clearwire Communications, LLC, an operating subsidiary of Clearwire Corporation, (NASDAQ: CLWR) today announced the completion of its 4G network infrastructure supplier selections, following the signing of an agreement that adds Huawei to a vendor mix 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 of super fast mobile Internet service across the United States, called CLEAR™. 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.
“Our new network is specifically designed to deliver an unmatched combination of 4G speeds, capacity, and mobility to meet the growing demand for wireless broadband services,” said Dr. John Saw, Chief Technology Officer for Clearwire. “As such, we have designed an all-IP network that is efficient, low-cost and scalable using standards-based technology from industry-leading providers. Our existing agreements with Motorola, Samsung, Cisco, and DragonWave, plus today’s addition of Huawei, provide us with the capabilities and support necessary to deliver super fast mobile Internet in more ways for both our customers and strategic wholesalers.”
“Clearwire’s vision for connecting the Internet to people, not just places, and their dedication to building the first nationwide WiMAX network in the United States is an exciting opportunity for Huawei,” said Wan Biao, President of Huawei Wireless Product Line. “Today’s announcement is an important milestone and represents a significant step toward establishing Huawei’s presence in North America and further demonstrates our commitment to delivering high-quality products and services to our customers.”
A CLEAR Difference
CLEAR offers the first super fast mobile Internet service that works as fast on the go as it does at home. Unlike other wireless services, CLEAR delivers a mobile broadband Internet experience on par with speeds typically experienced only on wired connections, like DSL.
The CLEAR customer experience is similar to that provided by Wi-Fi, but without the short range limitations of a traditional hot spot. CLEAR uses a 4G technology, called WiMAX, that differs from Wi-Fi and provides service areas measured in miles, not feet.
Clearwire Second Quarter 2009 Earnings
Clearwire will announce its second quarter 2009 financial results later today at approximately 4 p.m. Eastern Time. The financial release will be posted at http://newsroom.clearwire.com. Clearwire executives will host a conference call and webcast following the release at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. A live broadcast of the conference call will be available online on the company's Investor Relations website located at: http://investors.clearwire.com. Interested parties can access the conference call by dialing 800.901.5241, or outside the United States 617.786.2963, five minutes prior to the start time. The passcode for the call is 84387819.
Clearwire Communications, LLC, an operating subsidiary of Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR), offers a robust suite of advanced high-speed Internet services to consumers and businesses. As part of a multi-year network build-out plan, Clearwire’s 4G service, called CLEAR™, will be available in major metropolitan areas across the U.S., and bring together an unprecedented combination of speed and mobility. Clearwire’s open all-IP network, combined with significant spectrum holdings, provides unmatched network capacity to deliver next generation broadband access. Strategic investors include Intel, Comcast, Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks. Clearwire currently provides 4G service, utilizing WiMAX technology, in four markets and provides pre-WiMAX communications services in 50 markets across the U.S. and Europe. Headquartered in Kirkland, Wash., additional information about Clearwire is available at www.clearwire.com.
Huawei is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications networks, and now serves 36 of the world's top 50 operators, along with over one billion users worldwide. The company is committed to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and growth potential for its customers. For more information, please visit www.huawei.com.