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Virgin Mobile confirms its in talks with SK Telecom

virgin_mobile_logoSouth Korea’s SK Telecom tried to play it cool by saying that it was not in talks with Virgin Mobile, but Virgin Mobile says otherwise otherwise.

According to Virgin Mobile, they are in talks with SK Telecom regarding “strategic opportunities”.

Virgin Mobile is currently larger than Helio (currently owned by SK Telecom), but neither has their own cellular network and rely on purchasing time from other carriers, like Sprint.

SK Telecom is keen on getting itself a bigger piece of the US cellular market so maybe they’ll also be scooping up Nextel and/or Sprint?

Stay tuned…

[Via Electronista]

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