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.
Sprint to Use Cox's Infrastructure for Some Backhaul
Sprint and Cox Communications today said they've agreed to work together to improve one another's businesses. Sprint plans to use Cox's broadband infrastructure to improve its macro backhaul performance, as well as to densify its wireless network through the use of small cells.
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.
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.
Sprint Customers Will Get Free Roaming in Korea for Olympic Games
Sprint today followed AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless in offering free service to customers who travel to South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. International service is already available to Sprint customers who have eligible phones.
T-Mobile, Verizon Offer Free Roaming In Korea During Olympics
Americans traveling to South Korea to attend the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be able to roam for free if they subscribe to T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless. T-Mobile says its customers can take advantage of free unlimited high-speed data, unlimited calls within South Korea and back to the U.S., as well as free texting while attending the games.
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?