Cisco is one of the larger companies in networking products for consumers and businesses. The company purchased smaller Navini Networks in 2007. Navini Networks made WiMax RAN network equipment that wireless carriers would use to provide WiMax service to customers.
Cisco has announced that it is leaving the WiMax radio business. ComputerWorld reports that Cisco will still be able to serve both WiMax and LTE networks with technology and products that it acquired through purchase of Starnet Networks. Starnet Networks produces gateways between networks including WiMax and LTE and a carriers IP infrastructure.
Cisco left the WiMax radio business behind to concentrate on the gateway business acquired with Starent Networks. Cisco provides the IP equipment for Clearwire's US WiMax network. Major vendors Huawei, Samsung, and Motorola are still providing radio networks.
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