EarthLink's joint venture with South Korea's SK Telecom is on course, and together they are planning to bring wireless broadband access to mobile users in the U.S. Here's what they say:
"Need to stay in touch and stay productive when you're away from your desk? SK-EarthLink offers mobile professionals cutting-edge solutions via wireless handhelds and laptops. SK-EarthLink is a wireless company dedicated to offering the next generation in mobile communications, business, and entertainment for a fully wireless world."
Now that sounds exciting, but we've heard similar claims before from companies promising high-speed mobile service via 3G. What makes this new joint venture interesting is, SK-EarthLink are also talking about using WiBro (wireless broadband) technology which is based on mobile WiMax 802.16e. SK Telecom plans on introducing WiBro service in South Korea in 2006. We'll see if together, they will be the first to offer a true mobile broadband solution for laptops, mobile phones, and PDAs in the U.S.
Watch this SK-EarthLink video presentation