Leap Wireless details aggressive plans for broadband

Leap Wireless has some aggressive plans for wireless broadband. The CDMA operator, which offers unlimited CDMA usage plans, said it expects to increase its CDMA EV-DO base to 100,000 by the end of the year, a substantial increase from the 14,000 subscribers it had at the end of the second quarter. The operator only recently launched EV-DO service for $40 per month in a select number of markets but said it plans to cover 60 million pops by the end of the year.

For the second quarter, Leap reported an income of $14.5 million, down from $30.7 million in second quarter 2007. The company blamed the decrease on new initiatives, including the expansion of its service to cover an additional 8 million people, and the launch of wireless broadband service.

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