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Cable Wi-Fi

SlideshowCable Sees Wireless Opps in Partners, Smart Services

Where Cable Meets Wireless
From left: Arris's Cheevers, IBB Consulting's Wang, Hitachi Consulting's Bellville, and SCTE's Harris discuss cable's wireless plans with Light Reading's Mari Silbey.
From left: Arris's Cheevers, IBB Consulting's Wang, Hitachi Consulting's Bellville, and SCTE's Harris discuss cable's wireless plans with Light Reading's Mari Silbey.

Executiv35147 3/24/2017 | 8:54:03 AM
CABLE & 5G WIRELESS The speed of 5G wireless will kill CABLE,  away from home,  as well as,  at home.

CABLE needs to do one of two things. 1: Invest in Wireless Technologies ASAP

                                                                       2: Go to ..Bed with 5G mobile operators NOW.

 

Without either of these two solutions, CABLE with die within 2 years of the launch of 5G!!!

Following the Greek Philosopher Socrates, who Said:

"DO NOT BE ANGRY WITH ME IF I TELL YOU THE TRUTH"

 

Please,  do not be angry with me.

John
craigleddy 3/24/2017 | 10:00:55 AM
Re: CABLE & 5G WIRELESS It's OK, here in America everyone has the right to be wrong. :)

Cable guys are indeed aware of 5G's potential as an opportunity and/or threat and they're exploring it on a few fronts. While a full-blown 5G mobile broadband service could emerge, the intial focus is on using 5G for last-mile transport and providing fiber backhaul of 5G traffic.

But cable engineers are concerned about 5G propagation issues -- it doesn't do well going into buildings. Perhaps that's why Balan Nair, Liberty Global's CTO, when asked about using 5G for cable's last-mile transport, told the Light Reading audience: "It's bullshit." He said cable will make its money through fiber backhaul.

Can anyone shed some light on how big an issue 5G propagation is??

 

 

           

    
KBode 3/24/2017 | 3:14:42 PM
Re: CABLE & 5G WIRELESS "The speed of 5G wireless will kill CABLE,  away from home,  as well as,  at home."

Maybe. But probably not the usage caps and price. Can't really talk about one without the others.
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