Ericsson to Manage Clearwire 4G

Clearwire and Ericsson announced a seven-year, managed services partnership that will transfer the day-to-day management of Clearwire's 4G network to Ericsson and allow Clearwire to realize operational efficiencies and reduce operating costs. Clearwire retain...

Clearwire and Ericsson announced a seven-year, managed services partnership that will transfer the day-to-day management of Clearwire's 4G network to Ericsson and allow Clearwire to realize operational efficiencies and reduce operating costs.

Clearwire retains ownership of all network assets and full responsibility for future technology and strategy decisions. Ericsson will be responsible for network engineering, operations and maintenance, including field services, 24/7 network monitoring, end-to-end engineering, provisioning and routine maintenance.

Clearwire will remain the primary point of contact for all interactions with customers, wholesale partners and equipment vendors. Approximately 700 Clearwire employees are expected to begin performing their network functions as Ericsson employees in locations around the United States before mid-year.
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