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Cox to Build a Wireless Network of Its Own

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Oct 27, 2008, 6:04 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Oct 27, 2008, 6:12 AM

Cable provider Cox Communications is expected to announce that it will build its own cellular wireless network. Cox won spectrum earlier this year in the 700MHz spectrum auction. Cox will use the Sprint network to enter the market in 2009. At the same time, Cox is also building its own 3G wireless network for to cover more markets in 2009. Cox plans to test 4G technology LTE (long term evolution) as well. Cox customers will be able to use their mobile phone to access television favorites, program their DVR, access content saved on their home computer and other services. Cox already provides video, phone and Internet services.

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Oct 27, 2008, 3:10 PM

700mhz band..

hmmmm... cox might actually have a good network. Propagation is great in this band, especially if they roll out LTE (OFDM).
What do you mean by "propagation is great in this band"? How does it diffr from other bands such as 850, 1900, 2100?

I think I heard 700 band is more linier and that it staggers less than higher bands such as the 1900 band. And that the 700 band pe...

Oct 27, 2008, 11:26 AM

LOL cox sucks

i hate them,,,,
they suck at tv....
they suck at internet....
and they will suck at cell service,.
ive been stuck with them for internet because no dsl or otehr cable company is avalible were i live in vegas... and i cant set up directv because of the way my patio faces,,, i would pay to be able to switch
I know, I live in Vegas too, Cox isn't ambitous enough with HD programming! ! ! That's really all I have bad to say about Cox.
all i know is i get to watch tv without being stuck in a contract like directv with qwest. but aside the fact, we'll see how cox does. they just announced they are going to release cell phone service. they have no phone line up nor has anyone tested t...

Oct 27, 2008, 9:15 AM

Why don't they just start building a 4G network?

instead of a 3G one. By the time they're finished, they'll be on time (or ahead of the others).
Yeah, and what else would be a good idea is to use they're existing cable broadband as a backhaul network to the wireless one. They're backhaul network would be much, much faster than AT&T's EDGE network. Which is they're backhaul network to 3G.

Oct 27, 2008, 11:15 AM

they should do this first

change there name.....

nobody wants to admit that Cox provides them service.............whoa. 😲
ha ha, how totally unoriginal 😈
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