Thursday, November 03, 2005

Cable Companies Sign Deal With Sprint/Nextel On Mobile Services

"Comcast, Time Warner, Cox Communcations and Advance/Newhouse Communications plan to bundle wireless phone service from the new alliance with their existing high-speed data, voice and video packages. Cable companies have used bundles of services effectively to compete against telephone companies like Verizon Communications and SBC Communications, which are each starting to enter the video market. The deal with the cable companies will likely differ from other reseller deals that Sprint Nextel has struck with companies like Virgin Mobile, ESPN, and soon-to-launch SK-EarthLink. The cable companies will work with Sprint Nextel to develop new devices and services for customers. For example, they might allow people to use their cell phone to program video recorders." This kind of thing is really going to allow the use of your mobile device to pull together aspects of your life previously unimaginable. Well, if the execution is right. Chances are, too many players will try to pull this off with proprietary solutions severely constraining what you will be able to do unless you use their particular devices and services. This will probably be their latest attempt to shield themselves just becoming the pipe.
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