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SpeedConnect, a wireless broadband provider offering
services designed to support high usage demands, announced it will launch a 4G
network, providing up to 10Mbps x 2Mbps connections, throughout Michigan.



The new network, deployed by Huawei using the company’s
SingleRAN solution, will offer comprehensive and secure fixed and mobile
broadband solutions for homes and businesses in the Thumb of Michigan.



“We’ve been working very hard with Huawei to offer
our existing customers and Thumb residents a better broadband connection,”
said Bruce Moore, vice president and general manager of SpeedConnect.
“SpeedConnect will not be satisfied to keep apace of emerging technologies
and bandwidth demand; we’re aggressively spending and developing the
best-for-streaming, highest-capacity networks possible.”



Under the agreement, Huawei will
provide its SingleRAN solution which includes LTE and WiMAX core technology.
Huawei will be wholly responsible for maintaining the new network, including
installation, integration and commissioning new equipment.



The 4G network launch is part of SpeedConnect’s extended
investment in expansion, technology and coverage/capacity upgrades throughout
Michigan. The new network will provide nearly 100 percent coverage in the
counties of Huron, Tuscola, and Sanillac.



“SpeedConnect is privately financing the 4G network
buildout. I think it’s important to note that it’s private money; there are no
federal loans or subsidies here. This is our personal investment,” said
John Ogren, president and CEO, SpeedConnect.



SpeedConnect will offer many options to connect
to the 4G network including indoor modems, outdoor modems, USB devices and
personal MiFi routers.



MiFi is a personal wireless router that acts as a mobile
Wi-Fi hotspot. The MiFi can be connected to SpeedConnect’s 4G network and
provide Internet access for up to 5 devices. The MiFi works at a distance up to
10m or 30 ft., and will provide Internet or network access to any
WiFi-enabled peripheral device.



SpeedConnect anticipates offering a unique prepaid
service option on the new 4G network.  Customers will be able to “pay
as you go,” and have the ability to recharge their broadband account
without monthly recurring fees.



“Rural wireless broadband has been an important
market for Huawei,” said Charles Ding, President of Huawei North America.
“We’ve been focused on providing SpeedConnect with cost-effective and
competitive solutions so they can provide customers a premium broadband
connection that’s designed to support high usage demands.”



Huawei and EMOZE recently announced the signing
of a world-wide license agreement.



According to the agreement, Huawei will pre-embed the
EMOZE push email solution on Huawei’s MediaTek, Qualcomm and Android handsets,
and on Huawei’s Android tablet devices.



By Team


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