SK Telecom, Earthlink Make Tie-Up Official
Mar 24, 2005, 6:11 PM by (staff)
SK Telecom and Earthlink have finalized the terms of their agreement to create SK-Earthlink, starting with a $440 million investment. The venture is expected launch CDMA EV-DO high speed data handsets and services in the third quarter. Although Sprint and Verizon were both mentioned initially, SK-Earthlink still has not announced which carriers they will partner with to provide the high speed network. It is now being reported Sprint will be the "main partner."
Helio Quietly Reboots On Sprint and Verizon's Networks
Helio, an MVNO that shuttered its doors years ago, is back. The company announced its return via Twitter and is once again offering prepaid service.
Sprint Falls to Become No. 4 US Carrier
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Sprint to Give 1M Free Devices, Service to Low-Income Students
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Sprint Offering $20 LTE Starter Plan
Sprint today added a new option to its list of service plans. The Starter Unlimited Data Plan includes 1GB of high-speed data and unlimited 2G data for $20 per month.
Sprint Calls AT&T, Verizon's Bluff on Telecom Investment
Sprint CTO Stephen Bye says the FCC's move to reclassify broadband under Title II won't stifle telecom companies' investment in building new networks. AT&T and Verizon have warned the FCC that strict regulation of broadband is likely to decrease investment and harm consumers in the long term.
Sprint? Makes sense.
-a former Earthlinker