Cable provider Charter Communications, which has yet to publicly reveal a wireless strategy, indicated it is keeping an eye on what its fellow cable operators are doing in that arena and may consider working with Clearwire, which is heavily embracing wholesale partners, said Chief Marketing Officer Ted Schremp during the company's earnings call.
"We're keeping a keen eye on peers that are working with alternatives such as Clearwire. We maintain the flexibility and the opportunity to join that if and when we so desire," Schremp said. He added that "we have the opportunity to have a wholesale relationship with not only Clearwire but certainly could pursue that with other providers."
Time Warner and Comcast, also investors in Clearwire, are reselling Clearwire's WiMAX service, while Cox Communications is building its own network using spectrum it won at auction.
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