Comcast's decision to execute on an MVNO deal with Verizon doesn't necessarily portend an imminent move by the MSO into the wireless business, said Jefferies analyst Mike McCormack in a note to investors.
Cable powerhouse Comcast will execute on its MVNO deal with Verizon and will launch some sort of wireless offering-- most likely a Wi-Fi-first service-- sometime next year, according to analysts from New Street Research.
It sounds like Comcast and perhaps Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Cox Communications may be preparing to execute on their MVNO deals with Verizon and that offering, as rumored, will probably be a Wi-Fi-first mobile service.
Comcast is in talks with media conglomerates and audience-measurement firms about licensing the viewer data on its set-tops, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Comcast has introduced a high-end, rack-mountable version of its X1 set-top box targeted to home theater installers.
Boston may be willing to bend over backwards to give Verizon anything it needs to wire up the city with FTTH, but that plea fell on deaf ears as the telco recently told the City Council it won't bring the service to any new areas.
Adding to the web of complexity that surrounds Comcast's pay-by-usage Internet service trials, the MSO's Atlanta customers are being charged $35 a month to avoid usage caps, according to DSLReports.
Comcast's NBCUniversal today took the wraps off its new subscription on demand streaming video service, Seeso, which will launch in January for $3.99 per month with a variety of comedy clips from existing NBC properties like Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show alongside shows exclusive to the service from the likes of Community's Dan Harmon and the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe.
NEW ORLEANS-- RF over Glass (RFoG) may have gotten a bad rap from some industry watchers, but Commscope says that it will give cable MSOs an interim solution as they migrate to FTTH and IP-based video.
DOCSIS 3.1 was the talk of the town during this week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo trade show in New Orleans, but one Cisco executive has warned the industry that its level of control adds a level of complexity that could create challenges for engineers as they adapt to the new standard.