Chinese vendor Huawei has won two small infrastructure deals in the U.S.--one with United Wireless and the other with broadband provider SpeedConnect.
United Wireless is using the company's equipment to deploy an LTE network and upgrade its current CDMA network in rural Kansas. SpeedConnect will deploy a network in Michigan that incorporates both WiMAX and LTE core technology. The operators will be using Huawei's SingleRAN base station that can support multiple technologies such as GSM, CDMA, WiMAX and LTE.
"This is a base station that is LTE-ready for the United Wireless and SpeedConnect customers in the U.S.," a Huawei spokeswoman told Light Reading Mobile.
Huawei has been trying to get a bigger hold in the U.S. market after failing to land a deal with Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) last year and U.S. Cellular earlier this year.
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