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Want Wireless Broadband From Your Cable Company?
You may have the option very soon...
by Karl Bode 08:53AM Monday May 05 2008
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.
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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.

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pnh102
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Voice Service Pointless

I would hope that cable companies would not bother with wireless voice, as that market has been saturated in the USA for a very long time now.

Wireless broadband is going to be very interesting. The main danger for cable companies is that if they deploy this in their existing service areas, they end up competing against their own wired offerings. I wonder if they will deploy to unserved or underserved areas first?
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Re: Voice Service Pointless

said by pnh102:

... The main danger for cable companies is that if they deploy this in their existing service areas, they end up competing against their own wired offerings....
that just flat ain't gonna happen.

I would like to think they would use this capability to serve hard to wire communities, to complement their wired services. Unfortunately, I can have no good feelings at all about this, since it is highly likely they have as much interest in establishing a presence to deter competition as anything else.

quite simply, the incumbents want to control the world of content distribution and telecom and are just covering all the bases.
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So what happens to all the AWS spectrum that was purchased a year ago by Sprint and the cable companies?
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So what happens to all the AWS spectrum that was purchased a year ago by Sprint and the cable companies (Spectrum Co)?

Soon please

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I want this. Right now I have EVDO with Verizon and after two years of using it as a substitute satellite radio service(has worked solid for two years driving everywhere) the reception is going downhill. I use the Internet more on my Windows Mobile Treo phone then I use for calling.

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It's long overdue that the cell carriers got what's coming to them.

Broadband everywhere will mean the end of cell phones and usher in very inexpens VOIP wireless phones (probably tied to your home voip provider like a cable company).

Of course cell carriers will offer resistance of massive proportions (buying Senators etc...).

Best Wishes