In terms of creating a full mobility solution, cable ops will require MVNO agreements with a partner mobile operator, Fausch said. He pointed out the key challenge of having an MVNO agreement with wireless carriers is understanding the level of control/steering and hand-off desired between the in-house (WiFi) and partner (cellular) networks. Meanwhile, “there is a significant opportunity for cable operators to support their subscribers’ broadband access needs outside the home and WiFi has a critical role to play in addressing this opportunity, both in the form of public WiFi hotspots and community WiFi…” Fausch said. There are also business-to-business and wholesale opportunities with WiFi. An example of this is local government community WiFi service provided by Virgin Media in parts of UK, he noted.

The Daily


Cable Urges FCC to Keep 25/3 Benchmark

NCTA, ACA Connects and others are urging the FCC not to raise its 25/3 speed benchmark as the agency begins to craft its annual Section 706 report.

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up