Type of Work:
Dates: February 2005 – December 2010
Contract Value: $21,600,000.00
In 2004 CIC was invited to help Clearwire develop a cost saving backhaul design for Clearwire in every major and minor market in the United States. Every site in the Clearwire network required high bandwidth backhaul to support the internet broadband services. Due to the high cost of broadband transport from fiber service providers Clearwire recognized the need for their own private microwave network which would save on transport costs over time. CIC worked with every site development company across the US to develop backhaul design, path surveying, path engineering, site surveys and capacity planning on an on-going basis as Clearwire moved to each new market. By the end of 2010, CIC performed the engineering and design for more than 18,000 sites across North America.
CIC's custom developed software, PathDesigner, was created out of neccesity to automate the labor intensive tasks of microwave planning and implmentation. CIC continues to support wirelss operators today using PathDesigner's rich and powerful features developed on the largest microwave implmentation project in history.