Raytheon, IPWireless win broadband stimulus LTE deal

Raytheon declared that it was awarded the first competitive public-safety LTE contract in the nation as well as the first contract under the broadband stimulus program for recipients of the 700 MHz broadband waiver.

The $8.7 million contract will provide Adams County, Colo., and the adjacent Denver community, with a 15-site LTE communications system. The county is using 700 MHz spectrum that the public-safety community already owns, and the FCC has given the go-ahead to use that spectrum for mobile broadband services.

Raytheon has teamed with IPWireless, which is providing base stations and devices. Raytheon will be responsible for system design, equipment and system configuration, project management, installation, testing and training.

The LTE system will be deployed over the next 21 months. "We expect the entire state of Colorado and even the surrounding region to build upon and expand the core infrastructure that will be provided through this project," said Brian Shepherd, deputy director, Adams County Communications, in a statement.

For more:
- see this release

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