Investments in installing new Wi-Fi gear in subscriber homes will give cable operators a long-term competitive advantage over pay TV rivals, Comcast Cable EVP and COO Dave Watson said Tuesday.
Time Warner Cable released a research report Wednesday in which it says mobile carriers like Verizon Wireless and AT&T Wireless can't meet increased demand for mobile data from subscribers using smartphones and tablets on their wireless networks.
Wi-Fi technology startup Benu Networks said Comcast Corp. is among the investors that participated in its second round of financing, which raised $26.6 million.
With the NFL failing to hit its goal of installing Wi-Fi access points in all stadiums by kickoff of the 2013-14 season, the league says it is searching for a telecom partner that can help it meet demand from fans who want to use smartphones and tablets while attending a game.
According to UK operator EE, the speed and consistency of LTE service is starting to have some effect on user behaviour, with one notable change being a reduced reliance on both public Wi-Fi and home broadband services.
Charter Communications expects that its subscription video service will evolve into a video-on-demand product distributed similar to the way streaming video services are delivered today, CEO Tom Rutledge told analysts Tuesday.
Cable operators need the FCC to open up more spectrum in the 5 GHz band to meet demand from subscribers for next-generation Wi-Fi services, the American Cable Association said in a filing at the commission on Thursday.
Charter Communications said Thursday that it is beginning to supply its cable modem subscribers with new Wi-Fi routers that can deliver speeds of 30 Mbps to laptops, tablets and other wireless devices in their homes.
Comcast engineers have a vision for extending the reach of the company's Wi-Fi network by placing transceivers on rental cars, buses, bicycles and even humans, according to a patent application obtained by FierceCable.
Time Warner Cable and Cablevision said Tuesday that they launched Wi-Fi service in 32 public parks in New York City.