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.
Cable MSOs continue to expand their wholesale access service portfolios, providing services to a mix of traditional carriers and wireless operators. Having a wholesale channel is another way cable can offset residential video subscriber losses. But the cable wholesale services market could be shaken up if two major multi-billion dollar deals are approved: Comcast/Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications/Bright House Networks.
Time Warner Cable continues to remain the top cable MSO providing Ethernet services to small to medium business (SMB) and large business customers, according to Vertical Systems Group's 2014 Cable MSO Ethernet Leaderboard.
Cox Communications is capitalizing on the growing 1 Gbps it decided to take part in by announcing that Virginia will be the next market where it will deliver the fiber-based broadband service.
CenturyLink has been making headlines with its plans to launch 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services in 16 cities, but in the Phoenix area it will face off with cable competitor Cox Communications, which will offer similar service in the fourth quarter this year.
Comcast Business is posing a new threat to local incumbent telco Verizon, announcing that it is now offering its Ethernet services suite throughout 10 New York communities in Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester counties.
AT&T's recent revelation that it is going to work with cable operators to test their HFC-based DOCSIS products for small-cell-backhaul deployments shows that wireless operators want an arsenal of approaches in their toolkit.
Cox Business has joined the growing group of service providers that have received the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 certification, a designation that further advances the MSO's position in the Ethernet services market.