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Sprint, Softbank: No Huawei in Our Network

Dan Jones
LR Mobile News Analysis
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

Sprint Nextel Inc. and SoftBank Mobile Corp. have reportedly promised law-makers that they won't use Huawei Corp. gear if their merger is approved.

The New York Times reports that Representative Mike Rogers has been told by both Sprint and SoftBank of Japan that they have pledged not to use Huawei equipment currently in Sprint's network. They say they will also replace Huawei products in the Clearwire Corp. network.

Why this matters
Clearwire is a major account for Huawei in the U.S. The Chinese vendor was supposed to be a key supplier for the TD-LTE network that Clearwire is deploying.

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— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

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4/2/2013 | 4:42:41 PM
re: Sprint, Softbank: No Huawei in Our Network
NSN will sign a major deal with Clearwire due to its relationship with Softbank in Japan.-- NSN also purchased Motorola who had a significant portion of the Wimax market from Clearwire.
4/2/2013 | 2:26:42 PM
re: Sprint, Softbank: No Huawei in Our Network
Seems like that leaves Samsng as sole 4G supplier for Clearwire.
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