Cisco China Connection

Navini founder does BWA in China

Michelle Donegan, Contributing Editor, Light Reading

January 16, 2008

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Cisco China Connection

12:05 PM -- Dr. Guanghan Xu, one of the founders of Navini Networks Inc. -- which Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) snapped up for $330 million in October last year -- is also the founder of a Chinese broadband wireless access manufacturer called Xinwei Telecom Technology. (See Cisco Buys Navini for $330M and Cisco's WiMax Ambitions.)

Xinwei's proprietary technology is called McWiLL (multi-carrier wireless information local loop) -- we don’t think it comes with fries -- and is described as the Chinese version of WiMax. The technology is being deployed for the Beijing Olympics this year.

— Michelle Donegan, Cisco-China Relations Editor, Unstrung

About the Author(s)

Michelle Donegan

Contributing Editor, Light Reading

Michelle Donegan is an independent technology writer who has covered the communications industry on both sides of the Pond for the past twenty years.

Her career began in Chicago in 1993 when Telephony magazine launched an international title, aptly named Global Telephony. Since then, she has upped sticks (as they say) to the UK and has written for various publications, including Communications Week International, Total Telecom, Light Reading, Telecom Titans and more.

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