By Mary Lennighan
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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