Want Wireless Broadband From Your Cable Company?
You may have the option very soon...
Discussing their earnings during last week's conference call
, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt gave hints that the company maintains an interest in some flavor of wireless broadband, though not particularly wireless voice. "We haven't seen a big demand for the quadruple play to date," Britt told call attendees. "More interesting to me is the notion of broadband wireless," he said. Meanwhile rumors are circulating
that Cox is preparing to build their own wireless CDMA and/or LTE network.
There is word that the company has given the contract to build the network to Chinese equipment maker, Huawei. UBS Research in a note to its clients notes that, Huawei is going to supply CDMA gear for a wireless network.
Time Warner Cable and the other major cable operators recently scrapped their Pivot joint venture
with Sprint, but it remains possible that some (or all) of them might jump on board to resell Sprint's Xohm Mobile WiMax service.