Keyword: Charter Communications
If Charter and Comcast were to build their own wireless networks, they could deploy strand-mounted small cells and use CBRS spectrum.
Both Comcast and Charter offload their MVNO traffic from Verizon’s network to their Wi-Fi hotspots. But Comcast has millions more hotspots.
One side effect of 5G is that it’s bringing back the old Wi-Fi vs. cellular debate that I thought was resolved back in the 3G era.
The company is also experimenting with building wireless broadband in ‘low density’ areas using CBRS spectrum.
The operator is offering unlimited plans at a locked-in price of $20 per month to current Optimum and Suddenlink customers.
A federal appeals court has decided Sprint won’t yet get paid a $140 million patent judgement from Time Warner Cable, now part of Charter Communications.
A plan put forth by the ACA Connects, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) and Charter Communications to make C-Band spectrum available for 5G is getting push-back from the C-Band Alliance (CBA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).
The C-Band Alliance said a proposal by the CCA, Charter and ACA Connects would delay getting precious midband C-band spectrum into the hands of carriers that can use it for 5G.
The CCA, Charter Communications and ACA Connects – America’s Communications Association have filed a proposal with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for repurposing at least 370 megahertz of the C-band spectrum for 5G.
Comcast and Charter are trying to get some traction with their wireless MVNOs. But now Apple is putting the screws to the cable operators in regard to devices.