Huawei will provide the infrastructure for Cox Communications' 3G CDMA network. The contract, which was first reported in the Wall Street Journal, is a significant one for Huawei as it looks to increase its presence in the U.S. market. Neither company said how much the contract is worth.
Cox won spectrum in the 700 MHz band in last year's auction. Cox will use Huawei's LTE-ready SingleRAN solution and 3900 Series base stations. The cable company is expected to launch its service later this year, which will serve around 23 million potential customers.
"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."
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