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EarthLink, SK Telecom Team for New MVNO

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so SK-EarthLink is gonna be another name in wireless?

janze4

Jan 26, 2005, 11:40 PM
We have Verizon, Sprint, Cingular, T-mobile, and Nextel, plus a few others not in my area, alltell, and such.

And to be added to names like Virgin Mobile, Boost, Trac Phone, is SK-EarthLink?

There going to be using sprint and verizon’s EV-DO network? Sprint and Verizon aren’t even using there EV-DO networks yet. Verizons phones launch soon, sweet sweet phones.

And later this year we can expect SK-EarthLink to emerge as another name in EV-DO service? EV-DO uses up a lot of spectrum, Verizon and Sprint are trying to build up enough, hence a major reason why sprint and nextel are merging. Why would they let SK-EarthLink use there EV-DO network?

Will SK-EarthLink be pre-pay? with high end phones like there talking I doubt it. So...
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Rich Brome

Jan 27, 2005, 12:57 AM
Sprint actually has plenty of spectrum to spare, and even more after bringing on Nextel. That's why they've been bringing on MVNOs like crazy.

I'm guessing that Verizon is part of this just to supplement Sprint - to provide basic 1xRTT coverage where Sprint has none, and to add EV-DO coverage where Sprint hasn't launched that yet. Verizon is in a tough spectrum position in many markets, so I don't see any other way they would agree to this.

Sprint has made statements recently that they'll bring on pretty much anyone as an MVNO - not just prepaid. They're bringing on AT&T and ESPN soon. I doubt AT&T will be prepaid. I think for them it's about getting the most from their spectrum. Why let huge chunks of it sit idle when they could be ma...
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viper

Jan 27, 2005, 9:07 AM
"Sprint actually has plenty of spectrum to spare, and even more after bringing on Nextel. That's why they've been bringing on MVNOs like crazy."

mostly true but let me add this. Sprint's data network, same deal for verizon, is uplink limited and both will be even after DO.

The uplink will pretty much slow to a grind after 3 to 4 "broadband" users are on it per cell unless the operator puts a cap on each user, which they are probably doing. Cingular's WCDMA HSDPA will have the same problem.

So they'll have to do something to deal with that uplink, for data not voice. Deploying more channels is the obvious solution but that is inefficient. Sprint had relatively few radio channels deployed per market.
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stevelvl

Jan 27, 2005, 10:01 AM
viper said:
"Sprint actually has plenty of spectrum to spare, and even more after bringing on Nextel. That's why they've been bringing on MVNOs like crazy."

mostly true but let me add this. Sprint's data network, same deal for verizon, is uplink limited and both will be even after DO.

The uplink will pretty much slow to a grind after 3 to 4 "broadband" users are on it per cell unless the operator puts a cap on each user, which they are probably doing. Cingular's WCDMA HSDPA will have the same problem.

So they'll have to do something to deal with that uplink, for data not voice. Deploying more channels is the obvious solution but that is inefficient. Sprint had relatively few radio channels deployed per market.<
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viper

Jan 27, 2005, 12:47 PM
"and as for limited uplink speed the current uplink speed is roughtly 144/230 that will also be the same for ev-do compate that to dsl wich has 128 and a lot of cable providers are still running 128 for uplink so how is that slow? "

Its slow because its the aggregate which is shared by a lot of people in the same cell or sector. DSL is dedicated capacity (for the most part) and the aggregate in cable is a lot higher. Its also slow compared to the downlink and because the carriers themselves are putting caps on uplink capacity.

Carriers can deploy more radio channels as i said before and they will do that anyway but i just wanted to point out that sprint does have some capacity issues which will require network upgrades or placing limi...
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Rich Brome

Jan 27, 2005, 10:13 AM
Yes, the uplink is the same speed with EV-DO as with 1xRTT, but I don't believe the uplink is shared the same as downlink with EV-DO. I think everyone gets a pretty consistent uplink speed until the whole cell gets close to max capacity. (Unlike download, where a few EV-DO users can half each others' data rates even on a lightly-loaded cell.)

But uplink is not really a bottleneck for most people. Typical Internet usage is more about downlink, and EV-DO has been designed to perform well (and it does) for typical scenarios.

The only common things where you need good uplink speed are things like VoIP and 2-way video conferencing. That's what EV-DO release A is all about. It boosts uplink considerably. Verizon and Sprint both have firm pla...
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