Cox to Launch Its Own Wireless Network
Cable provider Cox Communications plans to launch and operate wireless service in the U.S. The company indicated that it feels the need to compete with wireless companies and wants the ability to offer bundled services that include wireless. Cox mostly serves the south and southwest regions, and said that it will offer post-paid and pre-paid cellular phone service as well as wireless data service in those areas. It will forge roaming agreements with the other wireless carriers to provide roaming capabilities. Cox also indicated that it hopes to push mobile video services to its customers. The company did not discuss pricing or timeline details, nor did it say what types of phones it expects to offer.
Charter Joins Comcast with Plans to Launch Wireless
Charter Communications followed Comcast's lead this week and also disclosed plans to offer wireless service in the future. Charter's offering will mirror that of Comcast's.
Sprint Signs 15 More Rural Carriers to LTE Initiative
Sprint today announced it has forged LTE 4G roaming agreements with 15 more rural network operators. Today's additions boost the number of carriers participating in Sprint's Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program to 27.
T-Mobile Hoping to Forge LTE Roaming Deals
T-Mobile today indicated it is working with other carriers to offer LTE roaming. T-Mobile competitors Sprint and Verizon Wireless have aggressively pursued rural LTE roaming deals, which has in turn increased their LTE availability.
Comcast Targeting Mid-2017 for Wireless Network Launch
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts today said the company plans to offer wireless service as soon as the middle of 2017. The service will rely on some 15 million WiFi hotspots Comcast has located around the country, as well as cellular access via Verizon Wireless.
I guess with that combination, they can afford bold and risky moves
Wireless, broadband, and home phone.
"I had Direct tv, but once I switched to Cox, my life became easier"....
Cox: "It isn't hard!" (Phone, Internet, and Wireless!)
I cannot wait until Cox penetrates the market down here.
But.... you know what happens when you don't pay your bill, right?