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Huawei reportedly in line for major Sprint Nextel deal




Huawei reportedly in line for major Sprint Nextel deal
Huawei reportedly in line for major Sprint Nextel deal



http://www.totaltele.com/view.aspx?ID=456959 

By Mary Lennighan
Total Telecom
09 July 2010

Chinese vendor working on wireless broadband deal with U.S. operator in 
bid to further its North American ambitions.

Huawei is bidding to sell mobile network equipment to U.S. operator 
Sprint Nextel, despite security concerns from the U.S. government 
regarding Chinese equipment makers, according to a press report.

Citing unnamed sources, the Financial Times late Thursday reported that 
the Chinese vendor is driving to secure its first major U.S. contract. 
If successful it will sell mobile broadband network kit to Sprint 
Nextel, the paper said.

Sprint Nextel offers mobile broadband services via what it terms its 4G 
network, which is based on WiMAX technology. The press report did not 
explicitly state that the deal Huawei is working on is for WiMAX 
equipment. Furthermore, the FT did not report that Huawei already 
supplies WiMAX equipment to Sprint's partner Clearwire in the U.S.

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