EarthLink is acquiring One Ring Networks, Inc., one of the largest fixed wireless providers of voice and data services in the country, for an undisclosed price. The deal is effective today, EarthLink said.
Earthlink expects the acquisition to enable it to expand its business platform capabilities and portfolio of products and services including high-speed business internet. One Ring Networks has a sizable market share across Arizona, California, Georgia, Maryland, and Texas, delivering high-speed, fixed wireless internet service and other communication services to businesses and consumers alike.
Earthlink first entered the fixed wireless business a couple of years ago. The company’s offering, named EarthLink Wireless Home Internet, uses LTE or 5G for connectivity to the internet, and can support up to 64 devices, in comparison with 10 devices for a mobile hotspot, according to the company. At the time of the launch, Earthlink said the typical household had 11 connected devices.
John Jenkins, President of One Ring Networks, will serve as the newly appointed president of EarthLink Business Services. “Our strategy is simple: continue to expand the best platform in the industry both organically and through further acquisitions across the country to help better serve the large and growing customer base of EarthLink,” he said in a prepared statement.
“With our combined commitment to providing our business and consumer customers with the best in communication services, we will continue to be one of the largest, fastest growing and top ranked service providers in the industry.”