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Rumor: AT&T Vets Wireless 'Domain' Suppliers

A source tells us that right now, in Atlanta, there is a reverse auction going on at AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)'s offices where the company is working to decide what vendor will become its "domain" supplier for wireless infrastructure. (See AT&T Unveils Domain Supplier Strategy and AT&T's LTE Suppliers.)

Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC), Nokia Networks , Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. are said to be in the Atlanta offices (probably in separate rooms, handcuffed to metal tables, as we often see on TV cop shows).

The driver behind this auction is the continued buildout of AT&T's 3G network for now, and the coming deployment of Long Term Evolution (LTE) equipment down the road. AT&T is expecting to start testing LTE this year and plans to begin commercial launches of the faster wireless technology in 2011.

— Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 4:44:47 PM
re: Rumor: AT&T Vets Wireless 'Domain' Suppliers why wouldn't they? huawei won't read your emails.
paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 4:44:47 PM
re: Rumor: AT&T Vets Wireless 'Domain' Suppliers

 


Why not?  I have not heard Walmart requiring any of its goods NOT be made in China.  If Huawei has good gear at low prices, it would make sense to buy from them.  I suspect they will end up as a stalking horse.  I love all these folks concerned that companies are buying Industrial Goods from China.  These same folks seem to have no problem buying Consumer Goods from China. 


seven


 

tojofay 12/5/2012 | 4:44:47 PM
re: Rumor: AT&T Vets Wireless 'Domain' Suppliers

Could they really go with Huawei in light of recent Google stuff?

Stefan Sip 12/5/2012 | 4:44:46 PM
re: Rumor: AT&T Vets Wireless 'Domain' Suppliers Huawei already has a hidden app for that.
somedumbPM 12/5/2012 | 4:44:46 PM
re: Rumor: AT&T Vets Wireless 'Domain' Suppliers ...nor will they come into your place of work to assist in the turn-up and hack into servers that have your future engineering plans. That was a completely random thought btw
vindaloo42 12/5/2012 | 4:44:45 PM
re: Rumor: AT&T Vets Wireless 'Domain' Suppliers Why u think China want to no all bout America email
DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 4:44:43 PM
re: Rumor: AT&T Vets Wireless 'Domain' Suppliers

We don't. We're just being sarcastic and absurd. Happy Friday (almost).

vindaloo42 12/5/2012 | 4:44:41 PM
re: Rumor: AT&T Vets Wireless 'Domain' Suppliers I'm sorry, I was contributing to the sarcastic nature of the link. I can spell and am quite proficient in English.
mountainwest 12/5/2012 | 4:44:41 PM
re: Rumor: AT&T Vets Wireless 'Domain' Suppliers

then we wouldn't mind Huawei build the F-22 to lower cost, brookseven?

desiEngineer 12/5/2012 | 4:44:41 PM
re: Rumor: AT&T Vets Wireless 'Domain' Suppliers

"Why u think China want to no all bout America email"


Ugh!  Phil, you guys really must add an automatic T9 filter or we're going to get this atrocious sms spelling.  jk axly i hv np wid txting ur cmnts :D



-desi


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