Verizon Wireless has cited Cincinnati as one of its small cell targets, an initiative that could create a new revenue opportunity for local incumbent telco Cincinnati Bell, particularly for wireless backhaul and dark fiber.
Cincinnati Bell is one of a growing number of smaller telcos that are finding growing interest from wireless operators and other traditional carriers for dark fiber and small cell backhaul services.
Cincinnati Bell continues to be aggressive in expanding in its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) Fioptics business by passing more multi-dwelling units (MDUs) and single-family homes in its territory.
Cincinnati Bell has sold off its third tranche of its ownership stake in CyrusOne as part of its ongoing effort to pay down company debt.
Cincinnati Bell CFO Leigh Fox says the company isn't concerned about one of its main competitors, Time Warner Cable, merging with Charter Communications.
Cincinnati Bell isn't afraid of Charter Communications' proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable, one of its main competitors in the Cincinnati market. In fact, the telco sees the disruption created by all of the consolidation in the cable industry as a potential competitive opportunity to further enhance its broadband speeds and reach.
Cincinnati Bell's strategy to become a fiber-based broadband company continued to bear fruit in the first quarter as the service provider passed an additional 22,600 addresses with its Fioptics fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service.
Smart home automation systems may still be a nascent market segment, but according to ABI Research, it is going to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21 percent between 2015 and 2020.
Verizon's plan to deploy more small cells could provide a bevy of backhaul opportunity for a host of regional telcos like Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint Communications and Lumos Networks.
Verizon's intention to deploy more small cells to expand wireless coverage for 4G LTE could be a gold mine wireless backhaul opportunity for a host of regional telcos like Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint Communications and Lumos Networks.