Sprint Nextel formed a new wireline business unit to focus on IP-based converged and managed services. It unveiled its WiMAX pricing strategy: a day pass for $10 for unlimited 24-hour mobile WiMAX; a home, unlimited WiMAX service for $45 a month (needing a modem worth $80); a on-the-go service needing a $70 air card plus a $45 per month; and a Pick-2 service at $60 per month offering both home and on-the-go services. Concerning capping usage, Sprint said the trigger will only be the congestion of the network, but I am not sure the users will like the restrictions.
ATT reorganizes its top management (see below the People item).
A consortium of six operators, Verizon, KT, China Netcom, China Unicom, China Telecom, and Chunghwa Telecom have completed the build-out of the 18,000-km Trans Pacific Express submarine fiber-optic cable.
Nll Holdings (LATAM operator using iDEN technology) could be interested buying Nextel from Sprint Nextel. Other suitor could be private-equity firm Cerberus Capital Management.