It’s no secret that some of the nation’s biggest cable operators are positioning themselves to expand into the wireless market in the coming months. Comcast reportedly plunked down nearly $2 billion as a deposit to participate in the incentive auction that will wrap up in the coming weeks, and Charter Communications has applied for regulatory approval for 5G experiments.
Both companies are keeping their cards close to the vest as they plot their strategies, however. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts abruptly cut off a question from analyst Craig Moffett on last month's earnings call, saying only that “We’ll clarify things” at some point in the future. Charter has not been much more vocal about its plans.
FierceCable has identified five key cable executives in an effort to get a better idea of what their strategies might be as they plot their entry to wireless. Daniel Frankel tapped sources, including the operators themselves, as well as sites such as LinkedIn to compile profiles of these executives and provide some information on the team members they manage. To find out more about what cable companies have planned for wireless, read this FierceCable report.