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T-Mobile ready to “Un-cable” the cable industry with Layer 3 buy

T-Mobile USA executives came out fighting, talking about “Un-cabling” cable, after buying Layer3 TV, a US start up which itself had promised to re-invent the cable experience, and which has raised $80 million in backing to create what it calls the “next generation of cable.” The US MNO promised to bring out a disruptive service based on Layer3 TV during 2018, and CEO John Legere asked, “We have disrupted the market for the 2nd most hated industry, now why shouldn’t we go and disrupt the number 1 industry which its customers hate?” He cited 4,000 complaints a day filed on social media relating to cable companies or 1.5 million a year. The pay TV market has 8 of the 10…

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