Time Warner Cable Business Class, the B2B arm of Time Warner Cable has launched Business Class Mobile, its 4G-based high-speed wireless data service. In the first phase of the rollout, Business Class Mobile will be available in Texas, with additional markets to be added throughout 2010.
Business Class Mobile enables employees to receive high-speed Internet access when they are outside of the office. Users can download large files, as well as access intranet sites, customer relationship management tools, and other company-related information. The service also eliminates the added expense and service limitations of pay-for-use, limited range WiFi access in airports, hotels and other locations.
Business Class Mobile delivers both high-speed wireless download speeds of up to 6 Mbps when inside the TWC 4G service area and access to the coverage of a national 3G network when traveling outside a 4G market.
TWC 4G enabled markets include Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and Wichita Falls TX; Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, NC; and Honolulu and Maui, HI. Business Class Mobile customers will also have access to the 4G network in additional markets outside the TWC footprint including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Seattle.
In 2010, 4G network coverage is expected to expand to additional cities including New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco Bay Area, Kansas City, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Los Angeles.
TWC Business Class offers the following devices and equipment for its Business Class Mobile customers, including:
- Business Class Data Cards enable mobile data services to laptops over 3G and 4G networks (via a dual-mode data card).
- Business Class Hot Spots use mobile data services to connect up to 16 WiFi access devices over one single shared connection to access the Internet at 4G speeds.
- Business Class Embedded Devices include mobile Internet devices (MIDs) and laptops provisioned with embedded WiMAX radio chipsets.