MANHASSET, N.Y. Chinese telecom network company Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. has signed a 3G agreement with wireless carrier Leap Wireless International Inc.
Under the agreement, Leap (San Diego) will deploy Huawei's latest third-generation CDMA platform for its Cricket wireless services in Spokane, Wash.; Boise, Idaho; and Reno, Nev. The contract calls for a Huawei CDMA2000 network with 1xEV-DO Rev A capable BTS. The solutions will include Huawei's SoftX3000-Softswitch, Air Bridge BSC6600, UMG8900-Universal Media Gateway, and High Capacity BTS 3606.
Leap expect the implementation of the distributed network to reduce the long-distance backhaul while simultaneously supporting 1xEV-DO Rev 0 and Rev A.
"We selected Huawei as a strategic partner based on their successful technical certification in our network, their outstanding product roadmap, and our common focus on quality and cost leadership," said Glenn Umetsu, executive vice president and chief technical officer of Leap, in a statement.