Cox selects Huawei to provide CDMA solution
Huawei Technologies officially announced that it has been selected to provide its end-to-end CDMA solution and services to Cox Communications.
Cox, the third-largest cable provider in the U.S., will launch its 3G wireless network with Huawei’s Long Term Evolution (LTE)-ready SingleRan solution and 3900 Series base stations.
“We are committed to enhancing the experience of our customers through the addition of wireless service to the Cox bundle,” said Stephen Bye, Cox’s vice president of wireless. “In working closely with Huawei’s dedicated support team and through the use of its wireless technology and systems, we have made monumental strides in the development of our wireless network, enabling us to move quickly toward the launch of Cox’s wireless services.”
Shenzhen, China-based Huawei could get an even firmer foothold in the U.S. market if an important contract with Clearwire pulls through. The telecom equipment maker is in the final running to get a network contract with Clearwire, sources told The Wall Street Journal last week. Huawei faces big-name competition for the contract, as Motorola, Samsung Electronics and Nokia Siemens Networks are still in the running.
Huawei’s network infrastructure contract win with Cox has already been publicized. Cox plans to launch a wireless service this year in its cable TV markets on its independently owned spectrum.