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Cable's Hot Zone Could Equal Offload

10:15 AM The cableco Wi-Fi plan could make it easier to offload smartphone data in the northeastern US

joanengebretson 12/5/2012 | 5:32:04 PM
re: Cable's Hot Zone Could Equal Offload

With so many parties complaining about a spectrum shortage, I expect we'll see a lot more Wi-Fi offload moving forward.

The cable companies have an edge in that they have a history of collaborating with one another & as a result were able to pull together a sizeable footprint.

But this seems like an opportunity for any company with metro fiber. A bit like the backhaul opportunity.

I've been thinking how this shows the importance of unlicensed spectrum. Anybody can deploy Wi-Fi.






joset01 12/5/2012 | 5:32:03 PM
re: Cable's Hot Zone Could Equal Offload

Agreed on all points. But if does happen like that then operators are going to need to think about intereference on public spectrum like Wi-Fi.

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