Cox Communications made a bet on its fiber-based future by acquiring a large stake in Unite Private Networks (UPN), giving it access to a pool of assets and capabilities to fulfill wholesale and business service opportunities.
CenturyLink has filed a motion to strike what it says is an "irretrievably flawed" data framework in the FCC's recent business data services (BDS) proposal, saying that cable operators understated their capabilities to serve the Ethernet services market.
Cox Communications isn't a name that's often heard in discussions about the mobile industry, but wireless clearly plays a substantial role in its business model. Cox's carrier division is a $200 million business focused on backhaul, according to Cox Business Senior Vice President Steve Rowley, helping to connect mobile networks to its wireline infrastructure.
Cox Business is proving that cable's presence in the business services market is far more than just a throwaway line at the end of cable company earnings calls.
Just a few years ago, the large, diversified bucket known as "business services" was a throw-away line at the end of cable company earnings calls. Sure, the revenue was growing, but we weren't talking about real money. Well, as Cox Business Senior Vice President Steve Rowley will tell you, $2 billion — a figure his division stands to bring in this year alone — is real money.
Cox Business' ongoing contract to supply Internet connectivity to the Las Vegas Convention Center got an additional boost as three major wireless carriers-- AT&T, Sprint and an unnamed third carrier-- agreed to support their customers using a new distributed antenna system (DAS) installed in the facility by Cox and its partner InSite.
Cox Business is close to reaching its goal of attaining $2 billion in revenue in 2015. In an interview with Light Reading, Hyman Sukiennik, vice president of sales and operations at Cox Business said that it is very close to meeting that goal and added that 2016 is shaping up to be an even stronger year for the company.
Cox Business joined a growing group of wholesale providers in offering small cell backhaul to wireless operators, but it is also going to take advantage of the emerging need for turnkey services.
Cox Business is taking advantage of the emerging small cell opportunity with a new turnkey service that it says will enable wireless operators to deploy small cells to extend coverage and capacity.
Canoe Ventures, the joint venture founded in 2008 by Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, appears to be finding success through its focus on providing dynamic ad insertion for cable's video-on-demand services.