Clearwire taps WiChorus for packet core

Clearwire has chosen WiChorus to supply its SmartCore 4G packet core platform, a network-neutral intelligent solution that will serve as the gateway to route data traffic, terminate mobile sessions, authenticate devices and track users.

WiChorus is a new entrant with Clearwire being its first commercial contract. Clearwire is taking advantage of the open architecture of mobile WiMAX to deploy best-of-breed solutions.

"Fundamentally the companies who do the best packet cores are not the ones who do the best access equipment or the ones that make the best customer premise equipment," Rehan Jalil, president and CEO of the WiChorus, told Telephony Magazine. "Initially if big operators wanted to get the best value for the different elements of the network, they had to force the hand of their vendors. That is no longer the case. We're able to integrate with every vendor's base station."

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