Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Comcast will launch a cellphone service next year, executives say - The Washington Post

A tangled wireless web...

"When there's no Comcast WiFi to be found, devices on Comcast Wireless will seamlessly jump onto Verizon's cellular network to stay connected. Comcast will not be the first to try this hybrid cellular-WiFi network, but it will probably be among the largest. And combined with Comcast's existing advantages in size and scope, Comcast Wireless could be priced to compete in an already cutthroat industry.

But why would Verizon allow Comcast — which has 28 million customers — to benefit by using its network? Well, the two companies struck a deal in 2011 that had Comcast giving up some valuable airwaves that Verizon could use to expand its cellular capacity. In exchange, Verizon agreed to grant Comcast the right to set up its carrier that would piggyback on Verizon's infrastructure at agreed-upon rates."
Comcast will launch a cellphone service next year, executives say - The Washington Post
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