Power of the Press
3:00 PM -- I had hoped to hear more about Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK)’s intention to explore a WiMax femtocell deployment as part of the new Clearwire deal from Dave Williams, senior VP for wireless and technology at the cable operator, here at the Avren Events Femtocells Europe 2008 conference in London. But his keynote address this morning was unexpectedly cancelled. (See Comcast Goes for WiMax Femtocells, Roberts Clearer on Clearwire Strategy , and Cable Plays Clearwire Card.)
The scuttlebutt here at the conference is that Williams may have said too much yesterday about the WiMax femtocell plans, and following our story, he changed his mind about his presentation.
So, now that we know that Comcast is keen on WiMax femtocells, the next question is who is going to make these devices? And, not to mention, what’s the business case for WiMax femtos?
— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Unstrung